Still No Home for 'We Care'
Time is running short for charitable group to find a collection site for donations
Christmas is coming fast for We Care, and the group still needs to find someplace to have it.
The Strongsville-based group that for 22 years has made Christmas bright for kids in the Appalachian region lost its home this summer and has not yet found a new one.
"I'm very surprised," said Terry Evans, who runs We Care. "I thought with all the empty space in Strongsville, someone would come forward."
The group was displaced when a retail plaza on Pearl Road just south of Royalton Road was razed.
For more than two decades, We Care used space at ERA Page One Realty, 14400 Pearl Rd., as a collection and packing site.
"We would box and pack there," Evans said. "We also had some room to store our food."
The group is still hoping someone in the community will donate about 800 square feet it can use from October through December to collect and pack clothes, toys and food it loads into trucks and delivers to children in one of the poorest areas of the United States.
Evans said people are already looking to drop off donations, but she has no place to store them.
"It's been a real blessing to be able to do this for the children," Evans said. "Many of them wouldn't have anything to eat for Christmas."
Anyone who might be able to help can call Evans at 440-826-0390.