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.


2019 Hermes Cleveland Turkey Trot Charities

Cuyahoga County Caregivers Night Out

Being a foster parent is hard work.  Dedicated caregivers offer a safe and supportive home to children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or some trauma every day. They open their homes and hearts at a child’s darkest hour and we could not keep children safe without them.  To show our appreciation DCFS hosts an annual Caregivers Night Out celebration. Your donation will provide gifts to help us thank foster and kinship caregivers for all they do. 


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Solon is a peer-led organization that provides 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 host speakers, social events, and educational programs 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

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided more than 57 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. Throughout 2019, we are celebrating 40 years of serving our community. For more information or to get involved visit

The mission of the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, Inc. (LFA, GOC) is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, and advocacy. We have been serving the state of Ohio for over 42 years. This chapter is a grassroots organization made up of lupus patients and their families that are dedicated to this mission. The LFA, GOC envisions a world without lupus. The organization advances the science and medicine of lupus to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure. For more information email us at or call 1(888)NO-LUPUS. Please visit our website at and follow us on social media; Facebook,  InstagramTwitterLinkedinYoutube