Mission Partners

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

BETHANY CHURCH MEALS: One of our daughter congregations where meals are served the first Friday of the month at Bethany Presbyterian Church, located at Clinton and West 65th.

CAMP HO MITA KODA:  The oldest summer camp in the nation for children with diabetes.

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN’S GREEN CORPS: Green Corps builds life, work and leadership skills by employing and educating high school youth (ages 14 to 18) through sustainable agriculture, place-based learning and community engagement.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS FUND

COOKIES FOR VETS: On Memorial Day, Old Stone volunteers deliver boxes of home-baked cookies to vets at the Cleveland VA Hospital-Wade Park Campus.

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Fosters communication, education, and civic participation between primary downtown stakeholders: residents, businesses, and the City of Cleveland.

EDWINS LEADERSHIP & RESTAURANT INSTITUTE:  A unique approach at giving formerly-incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry  while providing a support network necessary for a successful reentry.

FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER CLEVELAND: Inspires and empowers homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient, and fulfill their promise.

FOOD RAISER: Old Stone collects food donations using a Buckeye Bucket vs. Wolverine Wagon challenge during the week of the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.

FRONT STEPS HOUSING & SERVICES (formerly TRANSITIONAL HOUSING, INC): Provides individuals and families who are mentally disabled and/or economically disadvantaged in Cuyahoga County with permanent supportive housing and lifelong solutions to increase self-sufficiency and independence.

GOODRICH-GANNETT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER: Our mission started here in 1896 and today offers senior programs as well as after school programs for grades 7–12 plus a preschool for area children.

GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK: The largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio.

THE HUNGER NETWORK: Oversees over 100 pantries and hot meal programs in Greater Cleveland.

NORTH CHURCH: A daughter church in the inner city providing ministry, programs, and activities to area residents.

OLD STONE CHURCH – SOCIAL SERVICES: Provides emergency food on Friday mornings to over 300 people in need every year.

TREMONT MONTESSORI K-8 SCHOOL: The only Montessori school in the Cleveland school system. Old Stone provided a computer room for the school and provides tutoring and assistance with winter clothing.

NEW INITIATIVES: Each year the Urban Wellness and Leadership team considers new projects. An example is the packing of health kits for the Synod Mobile Health Fair. One-time grants are available to members undertaking voluntary mission trips.

OTHER REGIONAL MISSION PROJECTS: Mission of the Presbytery of the Western Reserve (covering NE Ohio) and the Mobile Health Fair of the Synod of the Covenant.