Community Involvement

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  • Event

    Running with a Mission for The City Mission

    Location: Edgewater Park, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102
    Start Time: Sat 10, Sept. 2022, 9 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 10, Sept. 2022, noon

    Saturday, September 10, 2022 The City Mission will hold their 11th Annual Running with a Mission event. You can join their 5k run or 1 mile in person or virtually. There will be fun for the whole family throughout the event with a kid's dash, live DJ, and lots more. You can also help them as an event sponsor or as a volunteer. All proceeds go directly to the care and resources offered to the residents of The City Mission.




  • Event

    Back to School Bash-Laura's Home

    Location: Calvary Hill Missionary Baptist Church
    Start Time: Fri 12, Aug. 2022, 5 p.m.
    End Time: Fri 12, Aug. 2022, 7 p.m.

    The Back to School Bash is an annual event to support the children of Laura's Home as they return to school. To supply the needs of each child takes many resources.


    You can join Laura's Home by helping in one of these 4 Ways:


    1. Purchasing items needed on the donations list


    2. Adding to the fun by sponsoring part of their party


    3. Volunteering to be a part of the festivities on August 12 from 5-7 pm


    4. Making a donation to support the event



  • Opportunity to Give to Health for Her

    Health for Her pregnancy center (formerly known as Alternaterm) is in need of t-shirts, blankets, socks, onesies, sleepers, and other clothing (3m-12m) for their Blessings Boutique, which was recently damaged by water. New items only please. Donations can be dropped off at the center M-TH (9-4) and F (9-3). Call 216-371-4848 for more information.

    Health For Her

    14077 Cedar Rd Ste 100, Cleveland, OH 44118 
    Get Directions


    You may also shop for needed items on and have them shipped directly to the center. See their Wish List here:

  • Event

    3rd Annual Direction Up 5k Run and 1 Mile Family Walk!

    Location: Solon High School 33600 Inwood Dr Solon, OH US 44139
    Start Time: Sat 25, June 2022, 7:30 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 25, June 2022, noon

    Run, walk, jog or just have fun at the 3rd 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. All participants, no matter your age or finish time, will receive a medal, Direction Up t-shirt, refreshments, and of course, memories to last forever. Strollers, wheelchairs, and pets are also welcomed.

    Saturday, June 25, 2022
    More info...



  • Event

    Christmas Benevolence Project 2021

    Start Time: Sun 14, Nov. 2021, 6 a.m.
    End Time: Fri 31, Dec. 2021, midnight

    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.





  • Event

    Thanksgiving Box Project 2021

    Start Time: Sun 24, Oct. 2021, 8 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 20, Nov. 2021, noon

    Every fall for the past 35 years, Parkside Church has helped provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in the Cleveland area. Boxes filled with non-perishable food and a whole roasting turkey are hand-delivered to those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy the holiday with a traditional meal.


    We invite you and your family to join us as we partner with Scranton Road Bible Church to make this Thanksgiving Day brighter for 300 families.



  • American Red Cross Volunteers Needed

    Severe weather-related disasters are becoming more frequent and more intense. We are once again expecting to see a well-above normal wildfire and hurricane season this year. This year’s wildfire season is already very active and dangerous because of the severe drought and dry woodlands across the west. The Red Cross has an urgent need for volunteers who are willing to train now and potentially deploy (14-day commitment) to a Red Cross Disaster Relief Operation. Volunteers are needed for the following roles.


    Shelter Support

    Compassionate and committed individuals are needed to support sheltering efforts this disaster season. Shelter volunteers support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other vital areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided.


    Disaster Health Services

    Are you a licensed healthcare professional? If so, we also have a high need for health care workers to provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents. Free online training will be provided and you can also obtain your CE credits. Licenses needed include: RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN.



  • International Student Outreach Opportunities

    Parkside families are invited to minister to international students arriving for the fall semester at Case and CSU. There are several service opportunities available through a local campus ministry including providing temporary housing, picking up students from the airport, and donating furniture and other household items.


    For more information, contact Dan Larison at

  • Event

    Running with a Mission for The City Mission

    Location: Edgewater Park, 6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102
    Start Time: Sat 18, Sept. 2021, 9 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 18, Sept. 2021, 11 a.m.

    Running with a Mission 2021

    Saturday, September 18th, 2021 • 9:00 am
    Edgewater Park, Cleveland, Ohio | Virtual Option Anywhere


    About the Campaign

    The City Mission of Cleveland empowers men, women, and children in crisis to overcome their unique, complex paths to homelessness. We create individualized, comprehensive programs to assist clients in building their stabilized and independent futures because no two peoples' needs are the same.

    When you join Running with a Mission as a fundraiser or a participant, you disrupt the cycle of poverty for men, women, and children struggling with homelessness in Cleveland.


    The 2021 Running with a Mission event will take place at Edgewater Park, Cleveland, Ohio! Registration opens at 8:00am and event begins at 9:00am! A virtual option will be available so you can participate anywhere on September 18!


    Learn how you can get involved, regardless of your availability and skill level, by clicking on the registration button below!


  • Event

    2021 Ride with a Mission for The City Mission!

    Start Time: Sat 21, Aug. 2021, 9 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 21, Aug. 2021, 11:30 a.m.

    Get Ready to Ride for a Good Cause!

    Saturday, August 21st, 2021


    Join The City Mission for their 10th annual Ride with a Mission! They've made adjustments to their usual format to adhere to coronavirus safety guidelines. This year's Ride will be a poker-run format with five destinations and a ride card marked at each stop. Each participant will receive a Ride with a Mission t-shirt while supplies last. Register before August 2nd to guarantee your Ride shirt!


    Time & Date: Saturday, August 21, flexible start between 9:00am and 11:30am. This ride is not escorted. Registration opens at 8am.


    Ride Destinations:

    1. Rocky River United Methodist Church: 19414 Detroit Rd., Rocky River OH 44116

    2. Lakeview Park: 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain OH 44052

    3. DataServ Integrations, LLC: 31280 Viking Pkwy., Westlake OH 44145

    4. Rock-N-Roll City Harley-Davidson: 4985 W. 150th St., Cleveland OH 44135

    5. The City Mission: 5310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland OH 44103