Due to COVID-19, we are restructuring the 2021 Homeless Stand Down to ensure the safety of our clients, Community Partners and volunteers. There will not be a large, in-person gathering at Cleveland Public Auditorium. However, instead of cancelling the event altogether, we are going to create care packages to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness.  


The Cleveland Cares Packages will contain a variety of items including essentials, clothing, nonperishable food, and items that make the clients feel loved. We have worked with our Community Partners to identify what types of items to include and how to distribute them. Service organizations like medical, dental, legal, and more will be able to list their services and contact information in our Guidebook. 


We know that many of you will be disappointed by the change. Indeed, it has been a challenging and disruptive year for everyone. Our goal for the 2021 Homeless Stand Down is to support people experiencing homelessness and make sure they do not feel forgotten during this pandemic. 


Here are the ways you can be involved with the 2021 Homeless Stand Down: 

  • Make a financial contribution  
  • Donate Items (clothing, outerwear, hygiene items)
  • Volunteer your time: Volunteers will help sort, pack, and distribute the Cleveland Cares Packages. 


Created by Breakwall Media for the 25th Annual Homeless Stand Down in Cleveland, OH in 2016.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors



Silver Sponsors


Supporting Sponsors










Interested in Sponsoring? Contact Allison at (216) 736-7711 x124 or akimbrough@bvuvolunteers.org.

Cleveland Cares Package Supporters

Cleveland Cavaliers

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Oswald Companies

Cleveland Indians

Greater Cleveland Regional
Transit Authority


Cuyahoga County Public Libraries

National Council for Jewish

St. Edward High School


2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter

Carmella Rose Health Foundation

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

El Barrio Workforce Development Center

Maple Heights Vet Center

Norma Herr

Parma Vet Center

United Way 2-1-1

Care Alliance Health Center

Case Western Law Students

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center

Community Service Alliance

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA)

Stand Up For Kids

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana


CareSource Advantage

City Mission

Cleveland Photographic Society

Department of Veteran Affairs

Malachi Center


Paramount Advantage

TUBA (The Urban Barber Association)

West Side Catholic Center


Questions? Contact Rob at (216) 736-7711 x117 or rzaremsky@bvuvolunteers.org.