HOW TO GIVE
There is no shortage of ways to help Lakewood Community Services Center help our neighbors in need.Your financial support does make a difference and there are many ways to give. If you would prefer making a donation of goods, we have an exhaustive list of needed items. But you don’t have to make a cash or an in-kind donation. We rely on our volunteers to help us deliver on our mission every day. We are a very staff-light organization that accomplishes great things because of our great volunteers. And speaking of staff, when we do have an opening, please consider bringing your talent to LCSC.
It really is rewarding to take care of our own!!
YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GIVE
Making a cash donation is as simple as a click of the mouse! When you donate using PayPal, your gift will be deposited directly into LCSC's bank account. You will receive a confirmation that you can print and use for tax purposes - all without leaving your home or office. Our buying power at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is pretty astounding! Gifts of cash help to extend our Cuyahoga County food allocation dollars and help us help everyone who comes to us for assistance.
Many companies committed to the well-being of their communities offer matching gift programs to their employees and sometimes their employees' spouses, retirees and directors. With these programs, a company will match individuals’ gifts to not-for-profit organizations like LCSC. Check with your company's Human Resources Department to see if this is an option for you.
A planned gift often allows you to provide a larger gift to Lakewood Community Services Center and can offer you some real financial advantages. Talk to your financial advisor for information on the type of planned gift that would work best to meet your own financial goals. There are many real advantage to making a planned gift, including maximizing your charitable contribution, and getting valuable tax deductions under state and federal laws.
Gifts-in-kind are non financial contributions that help LCSC provide essential items to individuals and families who come to us in need of non-food products. The following items are always in great demand and always greatly appreciated (and cannot be purchased with food stamps): personal care/hygiene products; paper products including toilet paper and paper towels; laundry and dishwashing soap; and disposable diapers.
WORK WITH US
WE ARE A VERY STAFF-LIGHT ORGANIZATION THAT IS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS BECAUSE OF OUR GREAT VOLUNTEERS
From our beginning in 1982, volunteers have formed the heart and soul of Lakewood Community Services Center. In 2016, volunteers donated over 8,000 hours of their time in support of LCSC’s mission. You can volunteer every week during our open hours or give of your time to help with one of our many special projects. We count on our volunteers to help us improve the services we offer to our clients and to help us raise awareness of our mission throughout the community.
Weekly volunteer opportunities include greeting our clients and registering them for food, working in the food warehouse, packing client grocery bags, and answering the Center's phone.
Special projects that need volunteer assistance include the monthly summer farmers markets, door-to-door senior deliveries, the Summer Lunch and Enrichment Program and our community garden. We are open to any new ideas you have!
Whether you can give an hour or a hundred hours, volunteering at LCSC is a rewarding experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet other generous individuals who share your desire to give back to the community. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please complete the Volunteer Application Form pdf to get started!
IT IS REWARDING TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN, SO PLEASE CONSIDER BRINGING YOUR TALENT TO LCSC
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Lakewood Community Services Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer