Community Based Fundraisers

The Gathering Place is regularly approached by people in the community who would like to raise money to support our mission.  In addition to the money we receive, each of these events also introduces new people to The Gathering Place. We are very appreciative of all the individuals and organizations who help to make these events possible.  We invite you to view the Celebrating Our Caring Community post recognizing those who supported our free programs and services last quarter. If you would like to host/organize a fund raising event contact Sara Orlowski or call  (216) 595-9546. Below is a list of upcoming and ongoing community based fundraisers:


Nickels for Non-Profits at Whole Foods Chagrin

  • April 14th through June
  • Bring your own bags when you shop at the Whole Foods in Woodmere and they will donate 5 cents per bag to The Gathering Place!  Be sure to designate The Gathering Place to receive your “Nickle for Non-Profits!”
  • Whole Foods Chagrin is located in the Village Square shopping center at 27249 Chagrin Blvd Woodmere,  Ohio  44122

Sabika Sale at Marcell

  • April 23rd 10am to 6 pm
  • Visit Marcell Clothing in Westlake for a fundraiser for The Gathering Place and a showing of the newest collection of Sabika jewelry.  A percentage of every sale on this day will be donated to The Gathering Place.
  • $5 Raffle tickets are available with Sabika jewelry prizes.  All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to The Gathering Place.
  • Visit the Sabika website to learn more about this glamorous jewelry or to find out about Marcell’s great collections.
  • Marcell is located at 25887 Detroit Rd, Westlake, Ohio 44145


Lulu’s Yogurt with a Twist is a frozen yogurt shop in Hudson that offers a healthy choice for dessert.  They donate a percentage of profits to The Gathering Place throughout the year.  LuLu’s Yogurt with a Twist is Your Healthy Choice for fun and excitement.


The Rock Pile is a local landscape supply yard combined with a garden center and bird feeding specialty shop. Their program, Fundraising that Rocks is a year-round program that allows customers to designate a local organization to support through their purchases. A total of 5% before tax of every retail priced purchase will be donated to the cause or organization of the customer’s choosing. Just mention The Gathering Place, and we will receive 5% of your purchase price!


VANITYLAB Salon.Spa.Shop, 24945 Detroit Road Westlake, is the home of Sparkle, a year round artisan jewelry festival featuring the work of more than 50 local Cleveland artists.  Visit VANITYLAB to see all of the unique jewelry.  A portion of the proceeds from Sparkle benefits The Gathering Place.  Call 216-849-2636 for more information.


Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The Gathering Place every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase to The Gathering Place once you select us as your charity of interest.  If you have questions about how to support The Gathering Place by shopping on Amazon, call us at 216-595-9546 or visit the AmazonSmile informational page.


Thank you to everyone who has raised money for The Gathering Place through these community based fundraisers.  If you are interested in hosting your own event, please contact Sara Orlowski, Special Events Assistant, at or call  (216) 455-1519.