Newsradio WTAM 1100 and The Cleveland Guardians are teaming up to host a special “Stuff the Truck” donation drive
this Friday, June 24 to benefit Providence House, a non-profit organization focused on family preservation and supporting
children and families through crisis.
The Stuff the Truck event will take place from 5 am to 8 pm in Gateway Plaza between Progressive Field and
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse where WTAM will be broadcasting live with Mike Snyder and Bloomdaddy throughout the
A truck donated by Berea Moving and Storage will be on-site for local companies and members of the community to
drop off essential needs items for the children and families of Providence House. The list of items can be found at
Between 5 am and 3 pm, donations can be driven up to the truck at Gateway Plaza by entering from Ontario Street. From
3 pm to 8 pm, the area will be closed to vehicular traffic, but donations can be dropped off on foot – so anyone headed to
the Guardians game can participate on their way into Progressive Field!
Karen Dolan, Providence House Board Member and longtime champion, and Natalie A. Leek, President and CEO of
Providence House, will be on-site throughout the day greeting donors and sharing the impact of the community’s
generosity. The donated items will be used by Providence House at its West Campus Crisis Nursery in Ohio City and
distributed to families working with the organization across Greater Cleveland.
Karen and Paul Dolan, Chairman and CEO of the Guardians, are co-chairs of the Providence House Giving Hope for the
PHuture East Campus expansion project. Providence House is currently building a new Crisis Nursery on Cleveland’s
East Side to help address an increase in the need for its services.
The new East Campus will allow Providence House to serve over 240 additional children and 400 additional families every year.
All are invited to help Stuff the Truck and make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community!
Info for Media
● Visual Opportunities – We are expecting a large donation from Union Home Mortage at 11:00 am, and from Maple
Heights Hardware at 12 pm
● Interview Opportunities – Karen Dolan, Natalie Leek, and Bloomdaddy will be available for interviews at those times
● On-Site Media Contact – Kaitlyn Lionti, Providence House Marketing Manager, 216.651.5892 ext. 141