Westlake celebrates spirit of charity with 2019 Volunteer Fair

The City of Westlake and Westlake Porter Public Library have partnered to bring an event filled with passion and purpose to the Westlake community. The city’s first Volunteer Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 4-7 p.m., at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road.

“The desire to make our community a better place is what connects us and fills us with purpose and meaning,” said Lydia Gadd, Director of Senior & Community Services. “Volunteering helps others, but it helps you, too. It helps combat stress, boosts self-esteem and can even teach new skills.”

Prospective volunteers, ages 16 and older, can visit with a variety of organizations, attend a TED Talk with a brief discussion, watch a skit by the Cleveland Players and learn about the personal and communal benefits of volunteering.

Organizations attending the Volunteer Fair include:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Division)
  • Clague Playhouse
  • Cleveland Clinic Avon
  • Connecting for Kids
  • Friends of the Library
  • Far West Center
  • The Gathering Place
  • GiGi’s Playhouse
  • Greater Cleveland Volunteers
  • Hospice of Western Reserve
  • Lutheran Metro Guardians
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Rosie’s Playhouse
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Tri-C Westshore
  • University Hospitals St John Medical Center
  • Youth Challenge
  • Westlake Senior & Community Services

“I’m proud our Senior & Community Services Department and the Westlake Porter Public Library have answered the call to provide such a valuable event to our residents,” said Mayor Dennis Clough. “Connecting our citizens with opportunities to grow while aiding a worthy cause leads to a flourishing community.”

The event is open to the public and no reservation is required. Visit www.cityofwestlake.org/Community-Services to learn more about the 2019 Volunteer Fair.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 9:52 AM, 03.05.2019