The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club is excited to announce that a record-breaking $10,800 was raised during the 17th Annual Stuff the Stocking Fundraiser benefitting Believe in Dreams.
On December 9, nearly 150 young professionals gathered together to raise funds for a deserving non-profit in Cleveland.
Once a year, The Cleveland 20/30 Club selects a local non-profit that is making a difference in the lives of children and throws a festive fundraiser in its honor. The evening replaces the December networking event and asks members to rally together to make an impact on the chosen charity's mission. The event features amazing raffle prizes, auction items, and more.
In 2020, the 20/30 Club raised a record-breaking $5,500 during the 16th annual Stuff the Stocking Fundraiser benefitting the Providence House. The 20/30 Club Board is excited to have doubled its fundraising efforts in 2021. Stuff the Stocking started in 2005, when Club members raised $980 for Shoes and Clothes for Kids. Over the last seventeen years, the Club has raised over $45,000 for several organizations including Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Prayers from Maria, Kids Book Bank, Merrick House, and more.
The mission of Believe in Dreams is to fulfill the dreams of economically disadvantaged youth who have survived non-medical adversity by providing access to enriching opportunities, connection to community, and hope for the future. While most children dream of trips to Disney World, electronics, and gifts for the holidays, dreamers nominated to Believe in Dreams dream of a life with less pain, disappointment, and isolation. Research has found that children who suffer adverse childhood experiences have a substantially higher-risk of long-term negative impacts on their physical and mental health unless they build resiliency. Dreamer nominations are growing by an average of 30% each year and a fully-funded dream costs $3,000.
The 17th Annual Stuff the Stocking event was led by the Club’s Philanthropy Director, Bridget Corrigan, and her committee members, Melissa Wollenberg and Polly Mytinger. The event was sponsored by, Brooks and Stafford, and raffle baskets were generously donated by Anderson | Biro Staffing, LLC, Brew Kettle, Browns, Browns Fit, Cleveland International Film Festival, Cycle Bar, Harness Cycle, Holistic Halo Salt Spa, Mallorca, Marengo Luxury Spa, Melt, Morton's Steak House, Southern Tier Brewery, Sherwin Williams, Taza, The Nine, The Flat Iron, Titos, Dan Basco, Bridget Corrigan, Meghan Crute, Nicole Fantozzi, Hunter Gates, Phoenix Hill, Eric Kauffman, Radin Mason, Melinda McNutt, Polly Mytinger, Melissa Wollenberg.
Please visit our official website page HERE to learn more about Stuff the Stocking. Save the date and join us on December 8, 2022 for the 18th annual Stuff the Stocking Fundraiser.