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November 30, 2021
Ways You Can Give Back This GivingTuesday
In this season of giving, it feels good to do good.
In case you don’t already have it circled on your calendar, take note: GivingTuesday is today, Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Begun in 2012 as a counter to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the shopping fever that grips us during the holiday season, GivingTuesday encourages us to give back to our communities, whether through charitable donations, volunteering or an act of kindness or generosity for someone else.
Last year on GivingTuesday, about 34.8 million people took the opportunity to donate a total of $2.47 billion to U.S. nonprofits. Countless others performed other, less quantifiable acts of generosity.
No doubt, just nine years after it has launched, GivingTuesday has grown into what its organizers call “a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.”
Of course, that big movement is made up of individual decisions to do or give something — big or small — to help others. If you’re eager to participate, here are ways you can give back and make a difference this GivingTuesday in Tremont/Duck Island/Irishtown Bend neighborhoods.
Help Feed Someone in Need Through the Annual Holiday Food Drive
Many of us may feel like we’re in a different place than we were last year, but for the more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States experiencing food insecurity or a lack of access to nutritious food, the challenges brought by the pandemic are far from over.
In the midst of this need, many food pantries are struggling: They’ve had to ramp back help and reduce portion sizes due to staffing and volunteer shortages and inflation affecting the cost of food staples such as meat, chicken, dairy and eggs.
This GivingTuesday, consider donating to your local food pantries through the Holiday Food Drive.
1)     Donations of Canned Goods and Paper Products can be donated through your Block Club Food Drive Facilitators – or deliver to the side porches of Tremont West Development (please include a note with the name of your block club with your donation).
While food donations are appreciated, the Wall Street Journal reports that food pantries may actually prefer money donations, as they can purchase food for those in need without having to “sort, organize and repack [food donations] with a diminished staff.”
2)     Donate by check made payable directly to the food pantry/hunger center of your choice (see below for the list of 10 local pantries/hunger centers/food bans). Deliver your check to your Block Club Food Drive facilitator – or deliver to or mail to:
Tremont West Development Corp
2406 Professor
Cleveland, OH. 44113
(a large mailbox with Tremont West’s name is located on the side porch below tenants’ mailboxes – Please write your block club name on check memo line or on envelope)
3)     Donate online: To donate online via Credit Card, PayPal, or Venmo: visit
How to give: Click donate, select an amount to give, choose your block club, choose which food pantry/hunger center you want your donation to be sent to, and choose form of payment,
That said, donating your time and effort are also helpful: You can volunteer at a local food bank, pantry or hunger center. Not sure where to start? Check the list below. In addition, Feeding America has a Find a Food Bank tool that allows you to search by zip code or your state of residence:
  • St. Augustine Hunger Center hot meals program
  • St. Augustine Parish food pantry services
  • Pilgrim Church Food Pantry
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • St. Michael the Archangel Food Pantry – Holy Name Society/Iglesia San Miguel Arcangel
  • St. Malachi Parish Back Door Ministry
  • Westside Catholic Center
  • Iglesia Nueva Vida Food Pantry
  • Mega Church Resource Center Food Pantry
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • Hunger Action Network of Greater Cleveland
If you have any questions, please contact us at 216.575.0920 – Scott (ext. 106) and Dharma (ext. 102) – or e-mail: and
Convergence Continuum
The 20th Century Way opens Friday, December 3rd and runs Thu-Sat at 8 p.m. through December 18th at convergence-continuum’s Liminis Theater, 2438 Scranton Rd.
The true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap “social vagrants” in public restrooms. Thirty-one men were arrested, and the ensuing scandal led to an ordinance against “oral sodomy” in California.
The 20th Century Way is directed by convergence-continuum’s founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, Clyde Simon and features actors Keith Kornajcik, and Michael Prosen.
 Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets and information are available at and 216-687-0074.
Walkabout Tremont
FREE Home Repair Program
  • Tremont West Development Corporation
  • 2406 Professor Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44113
  • Contact: Julie Dahlhausen, email or by phone: 216-280-8411
Information from Councilwoman Jasmin Santana
Julia De Burgos Book Discussion

Latinus' Theater Christmas Bazaar
2nd District Police Holiday Sock And Underwear Drive
Please support your 2nd District Cleveland Police by giving to the annual holiday clothing drive to support our homeless community. Our homeless community is in need of socks and underwear during the cold months. We are asking for new underwear for adult men and women. Call Lt. Maffo-Judd with questions at 216-623-5209.
Citizens Make Change Pitch Competition
Applications are now open for Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate 2022: Citizens Make Change, presented in partnership with Citizens. Accelerate is a civic pitch competition that gives individuals an opportunity to bring their community-focused ideas to life. Anyone with an idea to make Greater Cleveland a better place to work, live, play, or visit can apply. The overall winner receives $5,000 and the remaining five finalists wins $2,000 to help launch their idea. Ideas with a technology component can win additional $3,500 in the Technovation Competition.
Pitch applications are open through December 3. Ideas can be for one-and-done projects or sustainable, ongoing efforts. Five ideas from each of the six categories will be selected to compete at Accelerate on February 24, 2022. They will have the opportunity to not only win funding but also to gain invaluable connections and support during and after the event. If you have an idea, apply today, and please share the opportunity with your networks. No idea is too small (or too big).
Tremont Shot Finders
Need Help Scheduling a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment?
Covid-19 vaccinations are here! A team of Tremont residents and professionals have volunteered to help those eligible secure your vaccine appointments around the area. Current eligibility is detailed at This confidential service is for anyone living, working, worshipping, or having a friend or relative in Tremont.

What You’ll Need to Provide:
Name, Phone number, Email (yours or someone you know), Date of Birth, and how many minutes you’re willing to travel to a vaccine site (or if you need a ride to your appointment)

What To Do Next:
Email us at or call 216-200-8951 and leave a voicemail. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment with us. For details on how it works visit
*Also, if you or someone you know would like to join our volunteer team, email Jack at
Tremont in the News
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Cleveland Public Library
*Masks Now Required*

South Branch is now open. Jefferson is closed for renovations.

Monday, December 13, 7 pm via Zoom

Follow Your Branch on Facebook

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-5 pm at all CPL locations
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.

Open Gym on Mondays and Wednesday from 330-530p
City Connects Tuesdays from 530-730p
Martial arts Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7p
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Ms. Terissa Davis at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Harriet Hadley at 216.771.5077 or for details.
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
Rental and Utility Assistance
New Lead Abatement Services
If you are struggling to pay your rent or are behind in paying your utility bills, apply today.
Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.
2021 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12 pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12 pm the day following garbage pick-up.