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.