Contributions to local organizations

Help to make the holiday season brighter for others!

Each year, Hermes works with our runners to collect items to support local organizations who work with those in need.  This year, we will be helping St. Augustine Church in Tremont and the Westside Catholic Center on Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.  Items collected on race morning will be delivered to these two wonderful organizations.

Here’s what they can use:

  • Non-perishable food items (canned soups, veggies, beans, etc.)
  • Gloves and plastic aprons, forks, knives and spoons
  • Dish towels
  • Toiletries – Travel and full-sized (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, disposable razors, lotion)
  • Underwear (men’s and women’s) and socks

Please look for the donation boxes set up at Public Hall on race morning.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated during this time of year.

Thank you for your support!

Charity Program

In 2018, 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 almost 10,000 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 2019! Applications are now being accepted.


2018 Hermes Cleveland Turkey Trot Charities

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio serving Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.  In the last fiscal year (2018) the Food Bank provided more than 57 million meals to our neighbors in need. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

Cuyahoga County Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays is our annual gift program for children and teens in foster care. In early December we invite children and foster parents to our building for a holiday party, where they choose a brand new toy, game, or book for themselves or a sibling.  Children can also take a picture with Santa, enjoy homemade cookies and milk, and create a holiday craft.

This program is made possible by gifts from generous donors like you from churches, businesses, schools, families and individuals. Every gift makes a difference!


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Solon is a peer-led organization that works to provide a community of support, education and acceptance for those living with mood disorders and anyone who loves someone with a similar mental health condition.  We understand that illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder can be isolating, and we strive to create an atmosphere of acceptance and connection for everyone affected.  Our support groups meet weekly and we also present speakers and educational programming and connect individuals to resources in Northeast Ohio.  For more information, please contact or visit our website at  You can also follow us on Facebook at or Instagram at



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. Click HERE to check out more information about Lifebanc.