Donate any amount to the Fund A Chance To Thrive - now is your Chance to Act!
Case Management sessions for the whole class to help each person plan for immediate support (childcare, food, utilities, stable housing, legal services) so that each candidate has a chance to get started on their career pathway with some stability. You cannot build your career without this foundation.
Orientation and Assessment are career startup costs. They will help the cohort get ready to start their careers - anything from tools, uniforms, drug screenings, background checks, and most importantly career readiness training. Both Walter and Rayshawnda started their career planning in workshop.
Job Matching - Last year one of the alumni we profiled was Lana. Lana's dream was to be an advocate for others. Lana is now on a staffing specialist at Towards Employment. She works with career coaches and employer to find the right match for both - critical in planning for a career with opportunities to advance.
With your $1000 donation, you will help our legal team to help seal a record, clear a warrant or process an expungement for someone in this cohort.
Digital equipment, skill and access are now part of career pathway services. This donation will help purchase one chrome book with headsets, camera and internet access.
One one-on-one session of financial counselling to review a credit report - Walter learned to follow up on items that did not look right to improve he credit score.
Sometimes it can be as simple as showing up. Rayshawnda's chance to advance hinged on her ability to get transportation assistance - she could not negotiate and build her career pathway if she cannot get to work. Even $100 can be that chance?.
Items will go live at 6PM - limited supplies!!!
Thanks for taking a chance on CLE! You have a chance to treat yourself to some of the best local and/or Black owned business in CLE. Take a friend with you, share on social media, savor another special thing our city has to offer. Every chance bag has an item worth $20 or more to several Cleveland businesses including:
- Cleveland Bagel (Edgewater and Midtown) - Best bagels in CLE! A Cleveland-style bagel carefully researched to recreate what a bagel used to be. Not too dough-y, not too sweet, Cleveland Bagel Co. bagels are smaller, full of flavor, chewy, with a crisp exterior.
- UnBar Café (Larchmere) - There's a growing awareness of the negative impact of too much alcohol and sugar in our diets and alcohol consumption has dropped in the last decade. However, there aren't popular spaces known to offer more grown-up choices for the population who totally or periodically want to abstain from alcohol. UnBAR feeds that need.
- Café Phix (Midtown) - The community of Midtown's café - not just bringing you great coffee - but bringing you conversations and connections in the community.
- Koko Bakery (Asia Town) - For more than 15 years, Koko Bakery has lured Asian food fans to its downtown store for fresh-baked buns, colorful fruit tarts, cakes and pastries, hot lunches and delicious bubble tea.
- Black Box Fix (Collinwood and Legacy Village) - Gourmet sandwiches and street food with a VIP Experience!
- Sauce the City (Ohio City) - Cleveland's #1 Chicken sandwich - The Cleveland Hot Chicken Sandwich. You will be addicted within 15 seconds of your mouth-watering first bite. Consider yourself warned!
All items will be mailed directly to you after the event!!
Have a tee-riffic day with 4 of your friends with a round golf at Shady Hollow Country Club. Once you have all worked up an appetite, drive up with your golf cart to pick up a delicious lunch via a food voucher. Check out more about Shady Hollow Country Club here: https://www.shadyhollowcc.com/
Celebrate the end of Summer with your own backyard ice cream party! With your Mitchell's gift card, purchase your favorite ice cream, then scoop some frozen deliciousness into your sweet, new sundae cups and top with your choice of flavoring: caramel, white chocolate sauce, coffee syrup, chocolate sauce, or breakfast syrup! YUM!
In this BREWtiful basket you get a whole-latte coffee goodness! It includes a set of 4 espresso cups to enjoy your two bags of fresh Copper Moon coffee, two tins of tea, salted caramel syrup, vanilla syrup, a frother, two stainless steel mugs, 6 stainless steel long hand spoons and a gift card to Copper Moon. This basket will make you look forward to early mornings!
Get to know your local theatres in Cleveland with this dramatic package! Included is 2 tickets to "Light it up" at Cleveland Play House, 4 tickets to any show in the 2021-2022 season for Cleveland Public Theatre and Karamu House, as well as a $50 gift certificate to Cleveland International Film Festival. Hold your applause til the curtain drops!
Start off your day with a beautiful trip for 4 to either Holden Forest and Garden or Cleveland's Botanical Garden. On your way home, be sure to stop at Petitti Garden Center to purchase seeds for your garden. Once home, enjoy working on your garden with your kids using new gardening equipment for both, you and you child(ren).
Detroit Shoreway boasts one of the best coastal views and city experiences! Sip your favorite drink with a Detroit Shoreway Mug while showing your pride in Detroit Shoreway Shirts and spend a day walking through scenic and historic Detroit Shoreway. Enjoy lunch and dinner at Blue Habenero, Super Electric, or XYZ!
Now is your chance to upgrade your home bar! This basket includes:
Jack Daniel's Eric Church Special Edition, Finlandia Vodka of Finland, Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018, Coopers Craft Barrel Reserve, Woodford Reserve, Herradura Reposado Tequila, Sonoma Cutrer Grand Cuvee Russian River Valley 2014, and Old Forester.
Here is your chance to have the booze-ist home bar in Cleveland! Host the finest guests with 4 double old fashioned glasses, 2 new moscow mule glasses, 6 shot glasses, and 4 fabulous marble coasters! Serve up your famous cocktails with Leyenda del Milagro Tequila, Tito's Vodka, Bombay Sapphire, Ketel One Peach Orange Blossom, Fireball, Captain Morgan, Teremana Tequila, Widow Jane- 10 year, and Crown Royal.
"Wine Not" travel the world? In this basket you will find an assortment of 21 bottles of wine from around the globe!
- Dom Perignon 2010 Vintage Champagne
- 2012 Behrens Family "Homeland" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2018 Stags' Leap 125th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2018
- Catena Alta Malbec 2016
- Hiro Junmai Ginjo Sake
- Intrinsic Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- Santa Margherita Pinot grigio 2020
- Sketchbook 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
- (Mendocino County)
- Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre
- Pais Red 2013
- Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay 2017
- 2020 Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé
- Martellozzo Prosecco Vino Frizzante
- 14 Hand, Hot to Trot 2015
- Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet
- Rosquesante Cotes de Preovence 2020
- Loimer Langenlois Kamptal Gruner Veltliner
- Hakutsuru - Plum Wine
- Don Miguel Gascon - Malbec
Step up your tailgate game with a new cornhole set and cooler filled with all the tailgate necessities such as a growler, grilling items, utensils, plates, gift cards for food, and a Brown's cutting board. You will also get t-shirts for all CLE sports teams and 4 tickets for the Akron Rubber Ducks! If that isn't enough to prove you're the biggest CLE sports fan, it also includes a stainless steel Browns mug, giant football, a hockey puck signed by Nick Foligno, and a Cleveland Indian's fidget spinner.
Can't attend a tailgate? Head on over to Old River for delicious food and drinks! Experience great service, lots of space, summer breezes from their patio and indoor/outdoor bar in the back, and a garage door opened front. Play with indoor cornhole boards and leagues on turf, and watch the games, listen live music, and find specials on their surrounding TVs. You won't miss a play here!
It's im-PASTA-ble to not love this basket! Enjoy several romantic date nights in Little Italy, or maybe a fancy pasta dinner with a nice glass of red wine. Who doesn't love a night of delicious pasta and wine?
Power-up your decor with several one-of-a-kind collectibles! Terrify your local vampires with a James Masters signed Buffy poster, and hold power greater than Superman with a Michael Rosenbaum signed kryptonite rock replica! Prepare for the Halloween season with a Rocky Horror Picture Show: Brad Majors Funko signed by Barry Bostwick, or upgrade your security clearance with a Micheala Conlin signed Bones Replica ID badge! All items include a certificate of authenticity.
Stuck staring at your feet? Who wouldn't be with these Jason Mamoa signed shoes! Size 9.5 and includes a certificate of authenticity.
See all that Cleveland has to offer with a personal tour of historic and cultural sites and neighborhoods! The most popular trip is the Hidden Sites of Cleveland, which takes guests through downtown, Ohio City, Edgewater, University Circle, Little Italy, and Lakeview Cemetery. Learn all about the city you love!
What is better than pizza? Pizza with a beer! Get some of the best pizza in town from either Angelos or Dewys, then enjoy your pizza with some cold Cleveland-made beers out of your new Yeti Cooloer, or sraight from the tap at Platform or Masthead! Basket is topped off with fun cup, shot glass, and bottle opener.
Are you running out of ideas for another home Family Night? This basket has got you covered! It includes a $25 gift card to Angelos pizza and 3 exciting board games that'll be fun for the whole family! Need to get out because of cabin fever? Head on over to the Kiln Pottery Studio and paint some pottery with your kids!
Get a personal tour of Cleveland Public Library and then head over to Loganberry books to purchase some new reads!
Start your day off with a picnic in the park with your new picnic basket filled with goodies from Heinens. After a delicious afternoon, head to the Maltz Museum or Chateau Hough for a tour for 4!
Music makes the world go round! Enjoy Music Box Supper Club again with vouchers for future shows and events, and a chance to dance from DJ Ronnie Cannon! No TREBLE here, just wanted to NOTE it's going to be a good time!
The Welcome Table performs music and shares stories that celebrate the spirit and experiences of working folks. Their work draws from a range of material that includes gospel, blues, folk, and American artists from Leadbelly to Peter, Paul, and Mary to Mavis Staples. Created by acclaimed Cleveland theatre artists Tina Stump, Eric Schmiedl, and William Hoffman, The Welcome Table musically rejoices in the life-changing events and sacrifices made by "ordinary people" every day. You and your family and friends will be entertained by the talents of the The Welcome Table during a 45-minute private performance! The set can be for a private event or setting of choice for the winning bidder and guests.
Give your kid(s) and their friends a Chance to Dream with 2 hours of professional hitting instruction by Jason Esposito, the hitting coach for the Columbus Clippers (the Cleveland Indians Triple-A affiliate). Jason is trusted by the Cleveland Indians to get their top prospects to the next level - the Major Leagues - and now your kid(s) and their friends can receive that same training as they pursue their own dreams of big league stardom.
This prize will include 2 hours of professional hitting instruction at a mutually agreeable time for 1-4 kids in the Cleveland area, cage time (as available), game/practice used baseballs, and Columbus Clippers hats for each of the kids.
Make your way to the Shaker Height's new downtown - the Van Aken District! Full of shops, restaurants and plenty of outside seating it's the perfect place for a date night or to grab coffee on the way downtown! With this basket, you'll find that Van Aken is your new home away from home. Sunday morning you'll wake up and decide some croissants are on the menu - run over to On The Rise inside the Van Aken Market Hall and pick up some treats for the family. Brew a cup of Rising Star Coffee and have a delicious start to your day. With the Browns playing today, have your own tailgate at home with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a 6 pack of craft beer from Nature's Oasis to get ready for the game. Head back to Van Aken to take the train downtown in time for kickoff - but first have an early lunch at Brassica and enjoy the delicious Mediterranean pitas and hummus - don't skip the minty pink lemonade! After watching the Browns win again, take the rapid back to Van Aken to pick up a celebratory pizza at Scorpacciata Pizza Co!
5-Night All-Inclusive Stay at The Placencia Resort in Central America for 2
Tickets are only $50!! Enjoy a 5-night all-inclusive stay in a queen double room (alcohol not included) at the Placencia Resort. Situated on beautiful Maya Beach a short journey away from the quaint village of Placencia and all the activities Belize has to offer, this resort is perfectly located for access to both jungle and ocean adventures. Enjoy the on-site amenities; swim-up bar, spacious pool, restaurants, an overwater bar, marina, and more. Complete your vacation experience by seeing the stunning Belize Barrier Reef, Maya Mountains or simply lounging by the incredible pool and its tropical swim-up bar. The Placencia offers the best of Belize with all the comforts of home. This is the Caribbean resort of your dreams.
Limited sales available!!! Tickets are $50!!
Airfare is included. Trips must be taken before December 2022.