Weekly News from LMM

Celebrate Women's History Month with LMM!

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Donations Needed for Women Reentering Workforce

In an effort to provide increased dignity to women being released from Northeast Reintegration Center, LMM's Workforce Development Resource Room provides each woman utilizing our Workforce Development services with a large tote bag to carry her items, rather than using just a trash bag.

We're currently running low on stock and would love to give your old bags new life! Drop-offs can be made to the Richard Sering Center front desk (4515 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103). Please ask for Elizabeth Stiles or leave your donation with the receptionist at the front desk. Donation Receipts are available to you upon request! 

We're asking for your

  • Reusable grocery tote bags (fabric or tarp material are both great!)
  • Gym duffels/travel bags
  • Purses of any size (the larger the better!)
  • adult backpacks (NOT drawstring)


Other donation needs include

  • Women’s boots and shoes (no heels, all sizes)
  • NEW women’s underwear (size 7 and up)
  • Women’s jeans, leggings, athleisure, and sweatpants (size 12/Large and up)
  • Women’s hoodies and zip-ups (any size)

Any additional questions? Reach out to Elizabeth Stiles at estiles@lutheranmetro.org.

Thank You, Volunteers!

Thank you to the 60 attendees who joined us virtually earlier this week for the Men's Shelter Volunteer Appreciation Event!

We were happy to share gratitude for the meaningful work of our Men’s Shelter volunteers and to hear a word from an LMM board member, LMM's President & CEO, and our Vice President of Housing & Shelter. 

Are you interested in getting involved with volunteering at LMM? Click the button below!


LMM Volunteer Spotlight

Brad Zaborszki arrived as a volunteer at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside from Xavier University in 2017. He wanted to serve, tapping into his Jesuit roots. “Hey man, how you doing?” is Brad’s way of starting conversations on his weekly shift in the shelter's computer lab, where he guides residents in the process of searching for permanent housing, navigating the job search process and enjoying conversation and time spent.

Brad coached at Strikeforce Baseball Academy in Hudson where he galvanized staff, students, and their parents into large-scale in-kind and monetary donations for the shelter. Brad delivered these in his Toyota Corolla, packing it to the roof. As donations increased, he graduated to using the Center’s truck with an attached trailer.

We're so grateful to have Brad as an LMM volunteer!

Defining and Dismantling Racism as a Public Health Crisis

How do we define Racism as a Public Health Crisis? What are the misconceptions? How is the work changing? What does success in this space look like?

Join our friends at the Center for Community Solutions for a virtual panel discussion about Racism as a Public Health Crisis and what actions we can take in the community to dismantle racism.

Friday, March 10

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Via Zoom


Save the Date: Homeless Stand Down

Business Volunteers Unlimited is hosting this year’s Homeless Stand Down on Saturday, April 22 from 10AM-2PM at the Cleveland Public Auditorium (500 Lakeside Ave E). To learn more about the event, click here. If you have questions, you can contact Rob Zaremsky at rzaremsky@bvuvolunteers.org.

Maximize Tax Refunds with the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition

Do you want to maximize your tax credits and keep your full tax refund? If so, the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition can help! Individuals and families earning less than $60,000 a year, qualify for free tax preparation services. There is no catch. You can file for free and keep your full refund. 

The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Since 2005, we have been helping hardworking families and individuals in Cuyahoga County make use of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a tax credit that may give you money back at tax time or lower the federal taxes you owe. The main requirement is that you must earn money from a job.

Tax sites are available throughout Cuyahoga County for easy accessibility. Translation services are also available in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Arabic, and American Sign Language. To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit Refundohio.org