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.
If you have a charity you wish to support or have suggestions on how RRECPTA can be of service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas. We would love to hear your suggestions!
March: Donate Used Vases to The Village Project (& Come Paint)
In March, we will be painting used vases for the Village Project in Bay Village. The Village Project provides nourishing meals and extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer. Please bring vases to the March 14th meeting. Vase painting will be held at 21484 Kenwood Avenue, Rocky River on Thursday, March 21st at 6:00pm and Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00am. Limit of 10 kids per session.
March: Donate Baby Wipes (No Perfume or Dyes) to Laura’s Home
In March, we will collect baby wipes (no perfumes or dyes) for Laura’s Home. Laura’s Home helps single-mothers and their children experiencing or on the verge of homelessness. With 166 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home prepares residents for positive, productive futures. Please bring unscented baby wipes to our March 14th meeting or the Family Ice Skating Party on March 9th.
April: Celebrate Earth Day at the Rocky River Public Library
Come join us at Rocky River Library in the Purple room to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 27th at 10am. Mrs. Fisher will engage families with stories and a craft that shine a light on our big blue planet and teach us ways that we can help protect and celebrate it. Limit of 15 kids.
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.
2017-2018 Community Service Events
October – We had a wonderful time Trick-or-Treating at Rockport Senior Center in Rocky River. All of our little ghosties and ghoulies received candy from the residents as well as enjoyed cookies with them. We love the residents of Rockport and always look forward to this annual event!
November – In honor of Veteran's Day, a group from the RRECPTA gathered at the Rocky River Public Library on Saturday, November 11. To honor Veteran's Day, the kids had story time with Mrs. Fisher and then worked on a craft that was given to our Veterans to thank them for their service.
December – This year we returned to Rockport Senior Living Center to celebrate the holidays with cookie decorating and caroling! We love spending time with the residents and giving our children a chance to spend time with new people!
February - We are partnered with the Rocky River Meals on Wheels Program and got our kids to make a placemats for Meals on Wheels client during meal delivery.
March - We participated in the community family book night at Rocky River Public Library for the One Community Reads program. We read and discussed Newbery Award Winner, Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena.
April-May - We collected diapers, wipes, bath items, new clothes, and formula for Laura's Home, a 166 beds and 55 room facility to prepare single-mothers and their children for positive, productive futures.
Organizations Recently Served by RRECPTA
Rocky River Assistance Program
Did you know… more than 1000 Rocky River residents fall below the poverty line?
The Rocky River Assistance Program was initiated in 1984 by the Rocky River Women’s Club and is staffed solely by volunteers. This established community resource supplies residents in need with food, personal care, and household items every other month. In addition, clients receive holiday dinners in November and December. Children enrolled in the program are provided school supplies, school lunch items, coats, gift cards, and presents from their holiday wish lists. Scholarships for school trips and qualifying recreation programs are also offered.
Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center: The City Mission of Cleveland
For women and children, Laura's Home is 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 Cleveland. With 168 beds and 55 rooms, Laura’s Home offers a variety of services intended to prepare women and children for positive, productive futures.