Contributions to local organizations

In 2017, The Cleveland Turkey Trot Charity Program continued to help local charitable organizations showcase their business, increase awareness and raise funds. Ten local charities of various sizes and interests were selected to be in the program. These organizations were recognized a number of ways via Hermes platforms and contributions were collected throughout the registration process online or from the mail-in registration form. 

The participating charities assisted us in making this race the best for more than 9,000 runners by helping at registration, packet pick up, at the finish line and on the race course. Because of the success we all experienced last year, the Cleveland Turkey Trot Charity Program will continue in 2018! Applications are now being accepted.


2017 Hermes Cleveland Turkey Trot Charities

Approximately 130 young people leave foster care each year without many permanent family connections.  The Open Table is a national faith-based model being used in Cuyahoga County by churches, non-profits, and business people to create a family of support around young people who didn’t grow up with their family. Six to eight volunteers commit to one young person for one year. During weekly meetings they help the young person create, organize and achieve his/her life goals.  Table members use their networks, connections, skills and life experiences to help broaden opportunities for young people who didn’t necessarily receive the guidance they needed as they were growing up.  The table is a non-judgmental space where people come together to support and encourage the young person to pursue his/her dreams.  At the end of the year, the table continues with supportive friendships and ends the isolation that all too often comes with growing up in foster care.  Your donation will help us recruit more volunteers for tables, support young people in times of need, and increase awareness about young people aging out of foster care.  If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering or learning more about Open Table, please contact Amber Donovan at or visit our Facebook page

As the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, the American Lung Association’s mission is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. As a charter member of the nationwide organization, the American Lung Association in Ohio is committed to carrying out this mission in Ohio. In communities throughout the state, the American Lung Association is working to improve life one breath at a time through education, advocacy and research. From tuberculosis to asthma, from tobacco control to clean indoor and outdoor air, the lung health successes achieved during the American Lung Association’s century of service have been gained only through the work of thousands of committed volunteers, dedicated staff and generous supporters.

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided 50 million meals in 2016 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. The Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

Brodie’s Good Vibe Tribe (BGVT) is an organization created to financially support NEO families who are going through organ donation & transplantation.  BGVT rallies a tribe to BE THE GOOD through lifting people in need with acts of kindness and also helps them embrace and celebrate their 2nd chance through “DOnate LIFE”. Founded by a local Cleveland family whose Mother donated a portion of her liver to save their 5 month old sons life through transplantation. Want to join the tribe? Check out 

Lifebanc is the non-profit organ & tissue recovery organization that has been working to save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in and around Northeast Ohio for more than thirty years. Every registered organ, eye and tissue donor can potentially save and heal the lives of more than 50 people. Lifebanc is pursuing a future in which the decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor is an honor and the nearly 120,000 waiting receives a transplant. It’s all about one ordinary person making an extraordinary difference. You can be that person.

All donated dollars go towards our community outreach & education efforts as well as grief support services for the families of those who have given the gift of life.

Recovery Resources is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.  Since 1955, Recovery Resources has provided comprehensive, community based care, including primary care and services for individuals with co-occuring mental illness and addiction.  With three office locations, Recovery Resources provides prevention education, treatment and recovery services to over 9000 people in Northeast Ohio.