Mission: Colors of Cleveland Pride is an all volunteer non-profit organization created to provide outreach services to all communities of color, regardless of differences, in an effort to bridge the racial divisiveness locally and nationally within these communities. Our mission is to bring awareness, education, and knowledge of the plights of these communities to the general public in order to provide dialogue, intervention, and resolution, in addition to developing and nurturing relationships with other community organizations to support the needs of these communities.
We hope that you find our organization worthy of your support and participation, as we can only attain success with the participation of the community.
Results: Our Accomplishments......
Formed in April 2009, We've Only Just Begun!
Diversity Fundraiser Providing Donations to Other Cleveland Non-Profits
Donated Over $750 in Discounted Travel & Lodging Accommodations to Allow Cleveland Residents to Attend Detroit's Black Unity Celebration
Miller / Heineken Karaoke Fundraiser Series - "All About Wellness"
Increased local LGBT venue's sales by over $10k in 6 month period
Employment recruitment for Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Job listing distribution for ex-offenders
HIV/AIDS/STD/STI Awareness: Mini fact sheet distribution for local and national HIV/AIDS, Gonorrhea, Syphillis and Chlamydia statistics
Condom (Female/Male) promotion & distribution
Breast Cancer Awareness: Distributed self-breast exam shower cards identifying new exam methods, referral resoures & various information
Provided FREE raffle to distribute FREE tickets to "2009 Dancing in the Streets" Festival to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland in order to increase the participation of African-American LGBT community members
Donated $100 to the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
Raised over 800 lbs. of non-perishable food for the Biggest Load Challenge/Jon Brittain's Food Pantry
Provide FREE professional resume services and job search assistance to people currently unemployed
Provide FREE "Start Your Own Ohio Business" workshops
"Colors Feeding Youth of All Colors," a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless serving 275 homeless people by providing curbside meals, food distribution into homeless shelters & toiletry, clothing & haircut distribution
"Warm Wraps Project," a clothing drive for gently used winter clothing for homeless youth & adults serving all Cuyahoga County homeless shelters
We're Gaining Momentum in 2010
Warm Wraps Project expands to year-round clothing drive supporting homeless youth and adults transitioning back to the workforce
AIDS Funding Collaborative Grant Award for Board Training
Family celebration brunch to emphasize the importance of families interacting together in social settings through gaming
School Supply Drive & Distribution supporting homeless youth residing in emergency youth shelters and youth residing with their families in shelters
Numbers Reunion to benefit the AIDS Taskforce & Jon Brittain's Food Pantry
2nd Annual Colors Feeding Youth & Families of All Colors where 323 people received Thanksgiving dinner, clothing & toiletries
Redefining Our Focus in 2011
Grant Award from AIDS Funding Collaborative for Board Training
2011-2012 Patriots Youth Football Team
Grant Award from United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland for Patriots Youth Football Team - $5,000
Grant Award from USA Football for Patriots Youth Football Team - $1,000
Dancing In the Streets Food Vendor Participant Fundraiser
3rd Annual "Colors Feeding People of All Colors" at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Winter Coat, Glove, Hat, Scarf, Blanket & Toiletry Distribution to the Homeless
Santa's Book Drop - A Holiday Book Drive for Homeless Youth
Target demographics: Locally & Nationally
Programs: Our goal is to assist people that are in need of shelter, clothing, food, employment, specialized education and more.
Colors of Pride creates a positive energy through a giving, loving, diverse community of people. Those who are in need are brought together with volunteers in a way that rewards both groups. They have my admiration for the great effort they give to be so successful with what they do and my thanks for letting me to be a part of it when I can.