There are several ways that you can provide support to the survivors―Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, Amanda Berry, and Amanda’s daughter.
Monetary donations are encouraged, since they offer the widest opportunity to assist the women as they work to rebuild their lives.
Monetary donations are the most immediate and direct way to provide support. Donations may be made online* or at any KeyBank branch within the United States.
- Cash and checks should be deposited to the “Cleveland Courage Fund.”
- To locate theKeyBank branch closest to you, please click here.
GIFTS AND OFFERS OF SERVICES
The Family Ministry Center has been selected as the drop-off site for cards, letters, good wishes, and gifts and gift cards. The center’s summer hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors are encouraged to write comments in memento books that the center will present to the survivors.
GOODS – The Cleveland Courage Fund is currently awaiting instructions from representatives of Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus, and Amanda Berry regarding their needs for material goods. Until these needs are determined, we suggest making a monetary donation. However, if you prefer to donate material goods, the following are recommended:
- Gift cards for clothing, restaurants, food, or services.
- Newly purchased or gently used personal items.
SERVICES – We ask those interested in offering services to please submit a description of the service being offered and to include any location or frequency limitations, restrictions, and expiration dates that may apply to the donation. (Please understand that it may be weeks or even months before the women are ready to utilize the donated service.) If you would like to provide a gift of service, please complete this form.
Northeast Ohio is a generous community, and any donated goods or services that exceed the needs of the women and their families will go to other area ministries that support the needy throughout the region. These ministries will be identified and coordinated by the Family Ministry Center.
The Family Ministry Center, a ministry program coordinated by Bay Presbyterian Church, was announced on Monday, May 13, 2013, as the designated mailing address and drop-off location for non-monetary contributions benefiting Michelle, Gina, Amanda, and Amanda’s daughter. To learn more about the mission of the Family Ministry Center and how it is making a difference in our community, please click here.
*Customary credit and/or debit card transaction fees will apply to all gifts made by use of a credit or debit card.