Fundraising & Events
Our special events help raise vital funds needed to continue providing free and reduced cost care to our clients. In addition to raising dollars, our two signature events, Cleveland Big Wheel Relay and our Fall Benefit, help raise awareness of - and introduce new people to – CHSC and its mission. Support comes from individuals, families, corporations, community groups, and businesses.
How you can help
There are many ways to support our special events including:
- Corporate Business Partner sponsorships
- Forming/sponsoring a team for the Cleveland Big Wheel Relay
- Purchasing a table/tickets for the Fall Benefit
- Donating items for our raffles/auctions
- Volunteering your time
Save the Date for our 2019 Special Events:
6th Annual Cleveland Big Wheel Relay
Saturday, June 22, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Park, in Tremont
A comical and unique fundraising event organized by the New Partners of Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC’s Associate Board).
Teams of four register and begin peer-to-peer fundraising to hit their team’s fundraising goal prior to the event itself. On race day, the teams show up in costumes and relay race adult-sized trikes in a tournament bracket until we have one Cleveland Big Wheel Relay Champion!
About race day:
- Fun, family-friendly
- FREE to attend
- Food and beer trucks
- Over 400 guests attend the event
- 128 race participants
The 2018 Cleveland Big Wheel Relay raised more than $40,000!
CHSC FALL BENEFIT
Saturday, September 7, 2019
6:00 – 11:00 pm
The TENK, Flats West Bank, Cleveland
An elegant, unique event held in one of Cleveland’s oldest buildings. Our Fall Benefit features plenty of food, fun, and activities in support of a great cause. Start the evening with appetizers, drinks, and entertainment, followed by a seated dinner, inspirational stories, and an auction.
The 2018 Fall Benefit included:
- 27 sponsors:
PNC, Thompson Hine, Skoda Minotti, Copy King, Deloitte, Nordson, Oticon, Swagelok, Phonak, RSM, KeyBank, Huntington, Dominion Energy, Greenfield Talent Solutions, Falls Communications, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, University Hospitals, Buckley King, Miller Goler Faeges Lapine LLP, Friends of the Society for the Deaf, JarosStrategy, Carnegie Companies, Inc. and several individual sponsors.
- Over 250 guests attended
- Raised more than $78,000
Throughout the year we offer many opportunities to get involved with the CHSC mission, as well as help drive awareness and donations. Through social media, community events, and private events, anyone can participate and offer support.
#GivingTuesday is an annual opportunity to “give back” during the “giving” season. A global event, #GivingTuesday promotes generosity of spirit on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. (Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.) Online donations are encouraged through social media sharing and awareness. To make a donation to CHSC, visit www.chsc.org/givingtuesday.
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Here’s an easy way to make us smile! Simply shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ and select Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile program will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CHSC!
We are very grateful to individuals, community groups, and businesses who choose to organize a community fundraiser on behalf of CHSC. These events, no matter the size, play a significant part in helping us provide free and reduced cost care to all of our clients. In addition to the money we receive, each of these events introduces new people to CHSC. If you would like to host a fundraising event, please contact Sara Thomas at 216-325-7578 or at firstname.lastname@example.org