Transplant House of Cleveland

Transplant House of Cleveland is 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with an important mission: to provide temporary, affordable housing in a home-like environment for organ transplant patients and their families while they visit Cleveland for medical care.  

The Transplant House of Cleveland board is searching for a facility for renovation while simultaneously growing its base of friends and raising much-needed funding.

Please join us in this mission to create a cozy, welcoming home-away-from-home where transplant families can face medical challenges with the help and support of others.  You can make the difference in many lives by contributing financially, sharing your skills and connecting us to others who can help us open our doors.

Help this vision become a reality by making a financial contribution. Click Here to donate to a great cause. Thank You!

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How to Help

In addition to financial support, there are many ways to help us fulfill the mission and positively impact the guests who call this House “home” during a stressful time.  Please consider purchasing items from our wish list, doing a special project, or becoming a volunteer, as described below.


Wish List

Our needs as of December 2016:

  • Visit our Amazon list for specific items:  http://a.co/ilrFY5d
  • LCD projector- for making presentations and showing videos in small room settings
    FULFILLED - Thank You Judith Wolkoff
  • Shelving for our basement storage
  • Bottled water
  • Plain brown or orange paper gift bags with handles
  • Individually-packaged nuts
  • Paper towels, Toilet paper, Napkins, Paper Plates, Facial tissue
  • Sponges, cleaning rags
  • Lysol cleaning products for bath and kitchen
  • Swiffer wet mop refills
  • Clorox disinfectant wipe

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Special Projects

Meals!  You can prepare a meal for our guests and serve it here and dine with them.  Meals are a favorite way of being in community here.  Click here for a flyer with details.

Breakfast Bags!  Bake muffins, scones or other breakfast treats, and put them in a bag with other items of your choice (Yogurt?  Juice box?), pop them in a bag- decorated, if you choose- and we will place them where families can grab them in the morning.  Save our guests from going without breakfast or over-spending in the hospital cafeteria.  Have a tour of Transplant House when you drop off these gifts.

Welcome Bags!  We are collecting items now for our creation of Welcome Bags that will be given to every new family.  The bags will be filled with items that families will find useful when they go to and from the hospital.  See the items on our Amazon wish list:   http://a.co/ilrFY5d

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Volunteer Your Time:

Consider joining us on a regular or periodic basis in one of these roles:

Family Support Volunteer:  Help our Operations Manager with family check-in and support, and odd jobs around the apartments – keeping the coffee on, laundering linens, taking inventory

  • Frequency:  Once a week, or more often, if desired
  • Days:  Monday – Friday, choose Morning Shift (9:00-noon) or Afternoon Shift (noon-3:00)

Meal Volunteer:  Food preparation can be done at your home or in our kitchen

  • Provide a home-cooked dinner for all of our guests (estimated to be as many as 15 people)
  • Provide breakfast foods for our guests (muffins, bagels, fruit, juice, yogurt, cereal)
  • Frequency:  you decide!
  • Days:  Monday-Friday or weekends by arrangement with Operations Manager

Garden Volunteer: Help us weed and improve the small garden beds outside our front doors; help solicit garden donations from local businesses, if you are comfortable

  • Frequency:  Once a week during growing seasons
  • Days:  Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00 if you enjoy the company of others; weekends are fine, too, if you don’t need the presence of our staff

Office Volunteer: Help with tasks such as the creation of resources to aid families (a guide to the neighborhood, a newsletter, etc.), filing, inventory

  • Frequency:  Once a week, or more often, if desired
  • Days:  Monday–Friday, choose Morning Shift (9:00-noon) or Afternoon Shift (noon-3:00)

Technology Volunteer:  Help us keep our computer, printer, wireless service and televisions working and updated

  • Frequency:  “on call” for those time periods when we need help in this area
  • Days:  Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00

Mr./Ms. “Fix-It” Volunteer:  Stop by regularly or be on call for the many odd jobs that come up- hanging curtain rods, replacing light bulbs, painting, etc.

Event Volunteer:  Join a special events committee!  We have a number of creative ideas for fun events for raising charitable gifts, but we need help in implementing them!

Speakers Bureau Volunteer:  There are many organizations in the area that would welcome us to speak about our mission.  We need assistance in scheduling these engagements and we can equip you to deliver that talk.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, complete the form on the “Contact Us” page, or contact our office at 216-938-9553 or transplanthouseofcle@gmail.com

Copyright 2016 by the Transplant House of Cleveland