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Recent Grant Awards

September 14, 2016

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded a grant to area non-profit organizations whose services are provided to children. 

Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties was awarded grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Teen Room project on the new campus of the Hope & Healing Survivor Resource Center located in downtown Akron.  The mission of the Battered Women’s Shelter is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy and education throughout Summit and Medina Counties, all in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator John Blickle, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Akron area.

OneEighty, Inc., located in Wooster will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the new children’s therapy and safe room used by children while their parents are receiving mental health therapy and/or treatment.  The mission of OneEighty, Inc., is helping people change direction by providing mental health and addiction services,  prevention and education services, and housing and supportive services.

West Side Catholic Center located in Cleveland received grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Family Services program for children designed to help children and their parents surmount the emotional, social, behavioral and educational barriers of homelessness.  Grounded in Faith, Hope, Love and Respect for those served, West Side Catholic Center assists all who come to them in need of food, clothing, shelter, advocacy and a path to self-sufficiency.   This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operators Angelo and Susie Stames, owners of McDonald’s restaurants in Cleveland.

 

May 11, 2016

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded a grant to area non-profit organizations whose services are provided to children. 

 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., established in 1987 by local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, has awarded over $10 Million Dollars to children's programs across Northeast Ohio, including ongoing financial support of the Ronald McDonald House® programs in Akron and Cleveland and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron received grant funds to support their annual golf outing, to support a gala fundraiser, and to support their upcoming groundbreaking event.

America SCORES Cleveland was awarded grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Health and Literacy Youth Development Program.  The mission of America SCORES Cleveland is to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Robert J. Jursich, Jr., owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Cleveland area.


Cleveland Rape Crisis Center received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support the Crisis Intervention Services for Child Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse.  Cleveland Rape Crisis Center supports survivors of rape and sexual abuse, promotes healing and prevention, and advocates for social change. Their vision is to eliminate sexual violence.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Meloney Karos, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Northeast Ohio.        

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development, located in Shaker Heights, received grant funds to purchase furnishings, equipment and educational materials to support their Autism Spectrum Disorder Children’s Classroom.  To foster the emotional well-being of children and their families and to help them master life’s challenges, The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development promotes positive early learning experiences through educational and therapeutic services for children and parents; training and support for professionals and community-wide collaborations. 

OhioGuidestone, located in Berea, will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support Constructive Play for children at five area Family Life Child Care Centers located in Berea, Maple Heights, Lakewood, Central Cleveland and Brook Park.  OhioGuidestone has been serving families in need for over 150 years.  The mission of OhioGuidestone is “to provide pathways for growth, achievement, and lifelong success.” This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Barbara Malafarina, owner of McDonald’s restaurants in Berea and Middleburg Heights.

 

February 24, 2016

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded a grant to area non-profit organizations whose services are provided to children. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., established in 1987 by local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, has awarded over $10 Million Dollars to children's programs across Northeast Ohio, including ongoing financial support of the Ronald McDonald House® programs in Akron and Cleveland and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland received grant funds to support their annual golf outing and to support their fashion show fundraiser.

Crossroads Lake County Adolescent Counseling Services, located in Mentor, received grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the children’s therapy program at the  Crossroads Family Wellness Center located in Willoughby.   Crossroads provides a continuum of quality life-changing behavioral health services for children, adolescents, young adults and families, including specialized treatment for chemically dependent adolescents.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Ali Mandovi, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Lake County.

Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, located in Painesville, received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support children staying with their mothers who enter addiction treatment programs at Oak House, a residential treatment facility for women.  Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers inspires hope and healthy choices through education and supportive relationships, so individuals and families may recover from the disease of addition.  Their mission is to promote lifelong recovery from addiction through education, prevention and treatment regardless of ability to pay.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Allen D. Smith, owner of McDonald’s restaurants located in Lake and Ashtabula counties. 
      

The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio, located in Independence, received grant funds to purchase furnishings, equipment and educational materials to support their children’s Learning Program classroom.  The Learning Program uses research-based teaching strategies and customized materials designed for children in preschool and elementary school with Down syndrome.  The mission of The Up Side of Downs is to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities.   This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Margo, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland.

University Settlement, located in Cleveland, will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Children’s Literacy program aimed at youth to instill a passion for reading. Founded in 1926, the mission of University Settlement is to foster strong and independent individuals and families by providing innovative, valued and collaborative service that meet the evolving needs of the Broadway-Slavic Village community.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Robert J. Jursich, Jr., owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland.

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September 16, 2015

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded grants to area non-profit organization whose services are provided to children. 

 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., established in 1987 by local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, has awarded over $10 Million Dollars to children's programs across Northeast Ohio, including ongoing financial support of the Ronald McDonald House® programs in Akron and Cleveland and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

 Ronald McDonald House of Akron received grant funds to support general operations of their program. 

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland received grant funds to support general operations of their program.

Cleveland Christian Home was awarded grant funds to purchase equipment and items to support their residential treatment program.  Founded in 1900 as an orphanage, today’s Cleveland Christian Home is a non-profit organization specializing in providing treatment for difficult and at-risk child and youth populations, including youth requiring 24-hour supervision and those involved with the juvenile justice system.  CCH is a critical organization to Cuyahoga County’s system of community mental health care.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Robert J. Jursich, Jr., owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Cleveland area. 

Deepwood Foundation, located in Mentor, will receive grant funds to purchase adaptive equipment used by children with handicaps and developmental disabilities.  Deepwood Foundation’s mission is to empower individuals with developmental disabilities: to enrich the quality of their lives  by providing support, advocacy, grants and resources; and to promote community awareness.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operator Allen D. Smith, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Lake and Ashtabula counties.

Providence House, Inc., received grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support their children’s emergency shelter Wellness program.  Providence House, Inc., established in 1981, provides emergency shelter and quality crisis care to children.  The mission of Providence House is to fight to end child abuse and neglect by protecting at-risk children, empowering families in crisis and building safe communities for every child.   This grant application was endorsed by McDonald’s Owner/Operators Paige and Craig Navratil, owners of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland Area.

Youth Challenge, located in Westlake, was awarded grant funds to purchase an adaptive transportation van and equipment trailer to be used by children with physical disabilities.  Youth Challenge brings together children with physical disabilities and youth volunteers who enrich each other’s lives through one-on-one participation in adapted sports and recreational activities.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Steve Payne, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.

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May 20, 2015

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded grant funds to several area non-profit organizations that provides service to children.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron received funds to sponsor upcoming fundraisers. 

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland received funds to sponsor upcoming fundraisers.

Coleman Professional Services located in Kent, was awarded grant funds to purchase items, equipment and furnishings to support Coleman’s Child & Adolescent Services program at the Center of Excellence for Children.  The mission of Coleman Professional Services is to improve the lives of individuals, families, businesses and the community through continuous improvement, customer responsiveness, and service efficiency and effectiveness.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Chuck Galloway, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Kent area.

The First Tee of Akron, received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support their Lifeskills Experience program aimed at children and youth ages 7 – 18.  The First Tee of Akron provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverance, and judgment through golf and character education.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator John Blickle, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Akron/Summit County area.

WomenSafe, Inc., located in Chardon, received a grant to purchase items, equipment and furnishings to benefit children and youth residing in the emergency domestic violence shelter and to support the Community Education Program aimed at area middle school and high school students.   WomenSafe, Inc., is dedicated to providing emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Meloney Karos, owner of several McDonald’s® restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.

The YWCA of Canton was awarded a grant to purchase and install a playground for preschool and school aged children.   The mission of the YWCA of Canton is to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peach, justice and dignity for all.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operators Paul and Michelle Siegfried, owners of McDonald’s® restaurants in Canton area.

 

February 25, 2015

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded grant funds to several area non-profit organizations that provides service to children.

Ronald McDonald House of Akron received grant funds to support general operations of their program. 

 Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland received grant funds to support general operations of their program and to support their annual golf outing.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland received grant funds to purchase mobile cafeteria tables to support the Kids Café healthy lifestyle program at area Club locations.  The hot meal program, “Kids Café”, is a partnership program with the Cleveland Foodbank and was launched in September 2006.  The program has expanded into each of the seven traditional Clubs and  provides approximately 100,000 meals annually in the form of a warm dinner during the school year and a warm lunch during the summer.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland is to inspire and enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Robert Jursich, Jr., owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.

 Pegasus Farm located in Hartville, received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support their children’s therapeutic equestrian program and to sponsor the annual horse show.    Pegasus Farm, established in 1986, is a horse-based healing and learning center dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities achieve more productive and enjoyable lives.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Tom Locke, owner of McDonald’s restaurants located in Hartville, Akron, Canal Fulton & Canton.      

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland received grant funds to purchase therapeutic items and equipment to support their children’s therapy assistive technology and augmentative communication.  The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland is to empower children with disabilities to advance their independence, productivity and inclusion in the community.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Meloney Karos, owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in Greater Cleveland.  

 

September 17, 2014

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded grant funds to several area non-profit organizations that provides service to children. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve in Akron was awarded grant funds to purchase items, equipment and furnishings for the Teen Clubs at three locations in Akron:  Eller Teen Club, Steve Wise Club, and LeBron James Club.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve is “to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Tom Locke, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Summit and Stark counties

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio located in Wooster will receive grant funds to purchase bedroom furnishings (desks) for the residential cottages.  Christian Children's Home of Ohio (CCHO) is a non-profit 501c3 agency established in 1969 as a foster home and has grown to provide services to meet the varied needs of neglected and abused children in 14 offices throughout central and Northeastern Ohio.

Cornerstone of Hope located in Independence received grant funds to purchase of items, equipment and furnishings for the Teen & Youth areas.  Cornerstone of Hope provides grief support for individuals of all ages in a comfortable, accessible home-like environment where individuals receive 1) empathy from others who have experienced similar losses and 2) counseling, support and guidance from licensed clinicians who have extensive experience working with grief and trauma.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Margo Karos, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area. 

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, located in Cleveland, was awarded a grant to purchase items and equipment to support the Supervised Visitation Center.  Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center is committed to its mission to empower individuals, educate the community and advocate for justice to end domestic violence and child abuse.   This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Robert J. Jursich, Jr., owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.

Project Hope for the Homeless, located in Painesville, received a grant to purchase items and equipment for outdoor play and recreational items for the children’s play space.  Since 1993, Project Hope has served the homeless and disadvantaged in Northeast Ohio with the mission of responding to the human hurts and hopes of persons in Lake County who are homeless by providing emergency shelter.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Allen D. Smith, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Lake and Ashtabula counties.

The City Mission located in Cleveland will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support children’s services at Laura’s Home.  For 103 years, The City Mission has served Cleveland's most vulnerable and needy who are homeless or in crisis, providing basic human needs and a long-term residential program designed to empower individuals to overcome past hindrances and achieve greater self-sufficiency. This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Turan Strange, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Cleveland.

The First Tee of Canton was awarded grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support their D.R.I.V.E. Program - Activity Plans designed to provide a fun, engaging program which exposes young people to the behaviors associated with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values (respect, courtesy, responsibility, honesty, sportsmanship, confidence, judgment, perseverance, integrity).  The mission of The First Tee of Canton is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operators Paul and Michelle Siegfried, owners of McDonald’s® restaurants in Canton area.

YMCA of Mansfield will receive grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the Toddler, Pre-School and School age programs at two child care centers.  The mission of the Mansfield Y is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.   This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Jeff Monica, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Mansfield.

 

May 21, 2014

The Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeastern Ohio, Inc., (RMHC-NEO) recently awarded grant funds to several area non-profit organizations that provides service to children. 

 Ronald McDonald House of Akron received funds to sponsor upcoming fundraisers. 

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland received funds to sponsor upcoming fundraisers.

 Applewood Centers, Inc., in Cleveland was awarded grant funds to purchase and install a playground used by children in the after school and summer programs.  Applewood Centers, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that supports children through all points of their youth—from toddlers who benefit from early childhood mental health counseling, to young adults who need assistance reaching independence. The agency provides school and community-based counseling service; psychiatric services for children and teens; foster care; residential treatment; therapeutic after-school and weekend programs; and the Eleanor Gerson Middle and High Schools for students with emotional difficulties. 

 Bellefaire JCB located in Cleveland was awarded grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support their after school and summer therapy programs for children.  Founded as an orphanage in 1868, Bellefaire JCB has evolved into one of the nation's leading providers of child welfare and behavioral healthcare for children, youth, and their families.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Dave Stiles, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area.

 Near West Theatre in Cleveland received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support the Youth Theater Program.  Since being established in 1978, Near West Theatre has strived to identify “the gift in the problem,” or to find community need, and turn it into an opportunity to make change and create relationships of care and support through the arts.  Near West’s programs benefit children, teens, and adults and are designed to involve the greatest number of participants possible which is why musical theater is most often used.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operators Angelo and Susie Stames, owners of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Cleveland area.

Rose Mary Center located in Euclid received grant funds to purchase items and equipment to support the residential facility that provides service to children with disabilities.  Rose-Mary Center opened in 1922 as a home for children with physical and mental disabilities.  In 1967, the mission was revised to serve children with developmental disabilities.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator Salvatore Baglieri, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in the Hudson, Stow and Munro Falls.

Quest Recovery and Prevention Services, located in Canton, was awarded a grant to purchase items and equipment to support the residential treatment facilities.  Established in 1969, the mission of Quest Recovery and Prevention Services is to serve our community by providing education, prevention, and treatment of alcohol, drugs, and other addictive behaviors.  Quest Recovery and Prevention Services offers outpatient and residential counseling for those struggling with addiction and/or mental health concerns.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operators Paul and Michelle Siegfried, owners of McDonald’s® restaurants in Canton area.

Shelter Care, Inc., located in Akron, received a grant to purchase items and equipment to support Drop In Center for homeless youth in the Akron area.  The Drop In Center is a program of the Street Outreach Services of Shelter Care, Inc. , a community based organization with a history of serving youth and families in Summit County since 1972.  This grant application was endorsed by McDonald's Owner/Operator John Blickle, owner of McDonald’s® restaurants in Akron/Summit County area.

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