Community Involvement

Community Involvement

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  • Red Cross Volunteers Needed

    Blood Donor Screeners Needed

    COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, but the need for lifesaving blood hasn’t changed.


    To help protect everyone’s safety, we have a high-priority need for Blood Donor Screener volunteers to take temperatures of blood donors entering American Red Cross blood drives or donation centers, following several enhanced blood donation protocols.


    In this volunteer position you can volunteer just once or multiple times, the choice is yours!



  • Scranton Road Book & Food Drive

    In partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church (SRBC), we are collecting non-perishable food items and new or gently used children's books for families in the Cleveland area. Each year, families who attend Parkside's Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) support a similar effort for SRBC through the canned food donations that are collected during VBC week. Over the years, we have collected thousands of cans! Even though VBC has been canceled for 2020, our effort to support those in need through SRBC continues. We invite you to partner with us either by donating food or books, or giving financially. Learn More>

  • Flowers for the Frontline

    Four Thousand Orchids

    On Wednesday morning, a white semi-truck backed into the Parkside Church parking lot and dropped off pallets containing over 4,000 full-size potted orchid plants. This was one of many trucks sent out by Green Circle Growers to drop off donations of over 50,000 orchids to cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Cleveland. “We realized our nation's healthcare workers have been experiencing some of the darkest days of our lifetimes. If our orchids can provide a bit of joy and color for these very deserving individuals, we felt it was the least we could do during this difficult time." Scott Giesbrecht, Co-CEO of Just Add Ice and Green Circle Growers said in a statement. Four local churches volunteered to help the company disperse the flowers in Cleveland.


  • United Way COVID-19 Drive

    As you know, Healthcare facilities are facing a shortage of crucial supplies needed to care for patients and clients.

    Are you looking for a way to help our community and express your gratitude for these forks on the front-lines?

    If you can help, the following information is for your consideration:


    * UH Geauga Medical Center is currently seeking individuals to sew masks, donate supplies, or make a gift to support COVID19 care.


    There are also immediate needs in local Health Agencies:

    * Ravenwood Health

    * Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, Chardon Office

    * Catholic Charities, Geauga County

    * Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

    * Lake County Free Clinic

    * Family and Community Services

    * WomenSafe




  • Help for Geauga County Residents

    2-1-1 HelpLink is available 24/7 for assistance connecting with local health and human care services. For local resources related to COVID-19 in Geauga County, dial 2-1-1 or visit Please be aware that hold times may be longer due to the increased number of calls.


    More information about Coronavirus can be found at CORONAVIRUS.OHIO.GOV   Individuals can also get information about the virus when calling 211. (Information provided by Cuyahoga County Public Health).


    The United Way Aging and Disability Resource Center can assist with rent, gas, utilities, and Geauga Transit passes and can assist those not over 60 or disabled in conjunction with the Salvation Army.


    The Geauga Hunger Task Force pantries are still open providing food with drive up, curbside service. Call 2-1-1 for pantry locations and hours of operation or go to:

  • Help Geauga County's Seniors- Food Drive

    The Geauga County Department on Aging is asking for help with the collection of shelf stable / non-perishable items that they can distribute to home bound seniors in need.


    Please drop the following items in the drop off box in the lobby at the Department on Aging, 470 Center St., Bldg #2, Chardon (Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.)


    Bread, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Oatmeal, Box Cereal, Box Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Soup, Crackers, Canned Tuna/ Chicken, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Rice/Noodles Packet/Meal, Canned/Plastic Bottled Juice, Granola Bars, Powdered Drink Mix. 

  • Event

    Dallas Lauderdale III Direction Up Foundation 5K Run/Walk

    Location: Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Dr., Solon, OH 44139
    Start Time: Sat 27, June 2020, 7:30 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 27, June 2020, 11 a.m.

    Run, walk, jog or just have fun at the 2nd annual Direction Up 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk! This family-friendly event is designed to promote health, wellness and fitness, while inspiring great memories for you and the entire family!


    Saturday, June 27, 2020


    Solon High School, 33600 Inwood Dr. Solon, OH 44139



  • 2019 Christmas Benevolence Project Thank You

    Thank you to all who particioated in the 2019 Christmas Benevolence Project whether through giving financially or giving of your time to shop, wrap or deliver gifts. Through the project we helped many Cleveland families by providing gifts for the Christmas Store, held December 7 in partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church and Building Hope in the City. We also were able to provide Christmas gifts for 24 families in the communities surrounding Parkside and send gift cards to encourage 26 Parkside families.

    Many people were blessed this holiday season by your generosity.

    Thank you!

  • Event

    Christmas Benevolence Project 2019

    Location: Room A226
    Start Time: Sun 24, Nov. 2019, 8 a.m.
    End Time: Tue 31, Dec. 2019, 5 p.m.

    Parkside Church desires to share the joy of Christmas with families in need, both in Cleveland through our partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church, and in our surrounding community by partnering with local schools and organizations. By purchasing essentials and Christmas gifts, our goal is to offer families hope during the holiday season: the hope that comes from generosity, and the hope that comes from Jesus.

    Find out more...


  • Event

    Remembrance & Hope Service 2019

    Location: Christ Community Chapel, 750 W Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH 44236
    Start Time: Sun 8, Dec. 2019, 3 p.m.
    End Time: Sun 15, Dec. 2019, 4 p.m.

    Whether it was ten years ago or last week, losing someone close to you can be a difficult reminder during the holidays. Join Christ Community Chapel in Hudson to honor those no longer with us and look towards the future with hope. This service will include worship, an encouraging message, and an opportunity to light a personalized candle in remembrance of your missed loved one.

    We’d love to show a photo of your loved one, so please register and submit your photo online by Dec. 1. There is no cost to attend. A reception with information on different support groups will immediately follow.

    Christ Community Chapel is located at 750 W Streetsboro St. in Hudson, OH 44236.

    For more information contact Lori McMillen: Phone: 330.650.9533 Email: