About RRECPTA Community Service

Each month our committee plans a different service project.  Sometimes we collect specific items that are needed by a local charity, other times we plan events that involve our children in helping in the community is some way.  Our committee aims to make the world a happier place in any small way that we can.  

Suggestions Welcome!

If you have a charity you wish to support or have suggestions on how RRECPTA can be of service, please contact us at rrecptacommunityservice@gmail.com with your ideas.  We would love to hear your suggestions!

September & October – Two Ways to Help

Rocky River Assistance Program

Did you know... more than 1000 Rocky River residents fall below the poverty line? The Rocky River Assistance Program's pantry provides food and personal items to our neighbors in need! Summer is a slow time for donations. Please bring in canned food items and non-perishables for donation to our September meeting or to the Halloween Party (October 26th) at Goldwood. Let’s help those in need in Rocky River!

Current High-Need Items

Baking Items (Flour, Sugar, etc.) Pasta Evaporated Milk Pumpkin Pie Mix
Sphaghetti Sauce A high need item for months Pie Crusts Stuffing Canned Yams

Other ways to help: Volunteer at a Pack & Sort Date or Make your tax-deductible contribution online. You can also give to RRAP by mail. Send checks (payable to: Rocky River Assistance Program) to: P. O. Box 16724, Rocky River, OH 44116

Kid’s Book Bank Cleveland

GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED! Sit down with your child and have them pick out books they no longer want or need to give to other kids who need books!

The Cleveland Kid’s Book Bank accepts new and gently used books in good condition: • Board Books (cardboard pages, durable)
• Picture Books (books parents would read to their children)
• Beginning Readers (ex. Step Into Reading, I Can Read)

** Critical need is books for babies through early readers (board books, learn to read books) and books showing diversity.**

Note: The Cleveland Kid’s Book Bank cannot accept adult books, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, coloring books, or books with torn covers.

Bring new and gently used books to the September or October meeting (you may win a gift card) and to the Halloween Party (October 26th) at Goldwood.

Donation drop-offs also welcome at 21484 Kenwood Avenue, Rocky River. Leave donations in the brown bin on the patio! Thank you for your donations!

Ongoing Community Service for Laura's Home

What is Laura’s Home? For women and children, we are a bridge from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency. Today, hundreds of single-mothers and their children are experiencing or on the verge of homelessness in our city. With 166 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home offers a variety of services intended to prepare women and children for positive, productive futures.

So, has your child just outgrown a diaper size and now you are wondering what to do with the box? Have baby toiletries given to you that are not your brand? Have unopened formula you will not use? Laura’s Home is ALWAYS in need of:

• Disposable diapers of all sizes infant to toddler
• Baby wipes (especially without perfumes or dyes)
• Baby formula
• Baby lotion, shampoo, wash, oil and powder

These items will be accepted at every meeting or drop off a donations (to the bin on the patio) or have them delivered using smile.amazon.com (for Ohio Congress Rocky River Early Childhood): 21484 Kenwood Avenue, Rocky River, OH.