Community Involvement

Community Involvement

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  • Event

    Free Food Boxes Distributed in March

    Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 East Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
    Start Time: Mon 15, March 2021, noon
    End Time: Mon 29, March 2021, 6 p.m.

    Free food boxes are being distributed to families in need on March 15, 22, and 29 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds as part of the government pandemic food assistance program, Farmers to Families. Boxes are 40 pounds and have a variety of dairy, produce, and chicken. Distribution times are noon till 6pm or as long as supplies last. Drive through pickup- no questions asked.


    What: Free boxes of food being distributed, Drive through pickup-no questions asked.


    When: March 15, 22, and 29, 2021 from Noon-6:00pm or as long as supplies last.


    Where: Cuyahoga County Fair Grounds, 19201 East Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


    Why: To support struggling farmers and feed jobless Americans battered by the pandemic.

  • Volunteer Opportunity-Seeking Volunteer Guardians

    Right now, some of the men and women with developmental disabilities don’t have anyone to help them make important life decisions critical to their health and well-being during these difficult times. The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities currently recruiting Volunteer Guardians and we hope you will consider this essential volunteer opportunity.


    Volunteer Guardians make a real difference in someone’s life. A Volunteer Guardian is a trained, caring advocate and substitute decision maker. They serve as the legally-appointed guardian for an adult with a developmental disability and act in the best interest of the assigned person, serving as an advocate in the care and management of the person's medical and personal affairs.


    Volunteer Guardians are appointed by our county probate court. Cuyahoga DD's general counsel guides Volunteer Guardians every step of the way - - through the legal process, formal appointment and anytime there are questions. The person's support team of professionals and direct care provider(s) serve as partners to ensure the person reaches his/her goals. 



  • Christmas Benevolence Project Thank You

    Thank you for your support of the 2020 Christmas Benevolence Project! Due to your generosity, Cleveland families in need connected with Scranton Road Bible Church were able to purchase gifts at The Christmas Store, 73 students from Twinsburg Schools received gifts, and 108 other families or individuals from Parkside and our community received gifts.


    Thank you for helping us share the love of Jesus with so many this Christmas.

  • Thanksgiving Box Thank You

    We are grateful for everyone who participated in this year’s Thanksgiving Box Project-whether you donated food or money for turkeys or volunteered time loading or delivering boxes! More than 320 families in the Cleveland area received a dinner box & turkey, a One Year New Testament, and an invitation to watch the Parkside Christmas Concert as a result of your generosity. Thank you!

  • Christmas Benevolence Project 2020

    Parkside Church desires to share the joy of Christmas with families in need, both in Cleveland through our partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church, and in our surrounding community by partnering with local schools and organizations. By purchasing essentials and Christmas gifts, our goal is to offer families hope during the holiday season: the hope that comes from generosity, and the hope that comes from Jesus.


    Find out more...



  • Event

    Thanksgiving Box Project 2020

    Start Time: Sun 18, Oct. 2020, 8:15 a.m.
    End Time: Sat 21, Nov. 2020, noon

    Every fall for the past 34 years, Parkside Church has helped provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in the Cleveland area. Boxes filled with non-perishable food and a whole roasting turkey are hand-delivered to those who might otherwise be unable to enjoy the holiday with a traditional meal.

    We invite you and your family to join us as we partner with Scranton Road Bible Church to make this Thanksgiving Day brighter for over 300 families.


    Learn more >

  • Running With A Mission - Support The City Mission!

    Support The City Mission by Running or Walking Virtually!

    Anywhere, Anytime September 19-October 3


    We're sad we can't gather in person for our 9th annual event, but we hope you'll still join us!


    There’s just two more weeks to register in time to ensure your t-shirt, bib, and swag are delivered for the open race period. Sign up by September 9 and your items will be mailed straight to your door by September 19.


    Sign Up Now 

    And be sure to join one of our East Side, West Side, or Downtown Facebook event meetups once you've registered!


    Find out more...

  • Red Cross Volunteers Needed

    Blood Donor Screeners Needed

    COVID-19 has disrupted our daily lives, but the need for lifesaving blood hasn’t changed.


    To help protect everyone’s safety, we have a high-priority need for Blood Donor Screener volunteers to take temperatures of blood donors entering American Red Cross blood drives or donation centers, following several enhanced blood donation protocols.


    In this volunteer position you can volunteer just once or multiple times, the choice is yours!



  • Scranton Road Book & Food Drive

    In partnership with Scranton Road Bible Church (SRBC), we are collecting non-perishable food items and new or gently used children's books for families in the Cleveland area. Each year, families who attend Parkside's Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) support a similar effort for SRBC through the canned food donations that are collected during VBC week. Over the years, we have collected thousands of cans! Even though VBC has been canceled for 2020, our effort to support those in need through SRBC continues. We invite you to partner with us either by donating food or books, or giving financially. Learn More>

  • Flowers for the Frontline

    Four Thousand Orchids

    On Wednesday morning, a white semi-truck backed into the Parkside Church parking lot and dropped off pallets containing over 4,000 full-size potted orchid plants. This was one of many trucks sent out by Green Circle Growers to drop off donations of over 50,000 orchids to cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Cleveland. “We realized our nation's healthcare workers have been experiencing some of the darkest days of our lifetimes. If our orchids can provide a bit of joy and color for these very deserving individuals, we felt it was the least we could do during this difficult time." Scott Giesbrecht, Co-CEO of Just Add Ice and Green Circle Growers said in a statement. Four local churches volunteered to help the company disperse the flowers in Cleveland.