Friday, October 21, 2011
Huntington bonanza for nonprofits • NOAH Note
Huntington National Bank’s local HQ move to the former BP Building at 200 Public Square has created a great opportunity for area nonprofits in need of office furnishings.
The Bank is preparing to give away thousands of pieces of office furnishings including desks, credenzas, chairs, tables, file cabinets, fireproof files, book cases and hundreds of other miscellaneous items.
The giveaway will be held on the first two Thursdays in November — Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 — at Commercial Works furniture showroom/warehouse located at 4901 Johnson Parkway in Garfield Heights.
This opportunity is for registered nonprofits only. Interested parties should email Diane Downing at the Bank and copy Sharon Sills. Nonprofits will need to include contact info [address, phone, email] and verification of their nonprofit status.
The Bank is giving away the goods but delivery is not included, so beneficiaries will need to plan for pick up. Help with loading will be available for those that come with transportation. Quotes for delivery service can be arranged at the site.
Questions? Tony Gugliemotto of Commercial Works is the answer man [tonygATcommercial-works.com • 614.851.4301].
Let your favorite executive director, pastor, and board members know about this opportunity. Let us know how it works out for them. And be sure to tell them where you learned about this real deal!
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While we are on the subject of nonprofits, one of our favorites is the Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope, and not just because they retained us to develop a community/agency newsletter for them.
NOAH and its executive director Trevelle Harp are doing outstanding work in the city of East Cleveland and beyond. They played an instrumental role in the two best success stories East Cleveland has had this century: a negotiated agreement with the Cleveland Clinic valued at $25 million, and involving the Cuyahoga Land Bank to help address the East Cleveland's abandoned property issues. The county land bank was a linchpin to the recently announced deal to build new housing at the city's new gateway on Euclid Avenue at Lakeview Road.
NOAH's annual banquet is tomorrow at the McGregor Home, 14900 Private Dr., East Cleveland. State Senator Nina Turner is the featured speaker. The dinner is NOAH's annual fundraiser, a bargain at $35. The evening starts at 6PM. Call Deirdre at 216.834.2324 for tickets.