You will receive online mentions the night of the run, the ability to choose which run you want to sponsor, and a feeling of doing something amazing for the homeless. This is a great opportunity for local civic organizations, youth groups, and schools. You will be able to see the good you did right online. Please go to this link to purchase your run.
There are so many ways to help us!
Become a Sponsor
Sponsor a Bus Run (December—March) $250 - Local Run Sponsor
Host a Stuff the Bus Event (October and November Only)
Use this form to request a date and we will try to accommodate you to have a bus at your location and let you and your team, customers, and others stuff it with supplies.
Sponsor a “Stay Alive Five” Collection
Just do it! You do not need us for this. You can then drop off your items at our headquarters. Register your collection here and we will advertise it on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Buy Our T-Shirts and Other Swag
Every two T-shirts we sell puts a coat on a homeless person. Wearing your SZM Swag also helps us spread the word about what we do. (T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Winter Hats, visors…) You can purchase merchandise at HQ during open hours, at any of our events, SZM Store.
Volunteer at our events
Many of our events require a team of volunteers. You can volunteer your time for many of the events we have. Fill out this form to express your interest.
Raise money your own way
We have employees that raise thousands of dollars for us and their companies will match. You can hold your own fundraising event like a Pancake Breakfast or a Car Wash. Let us know what you are doing and we’ll be happy to promote it. (form coming soon)
We leverage financial donations to purchase in bulk to supplement donated items. We also need to pay rent, insurance, fuel for the vehicles and other expenses to run a charity. We take cash, checks, gift cards and you can donate online here.
Attend or visit us at one of our events
We hold several fundraising events during the year. We also participate in several festivals where you can buy merchandise, enter a raffle, donate money, or just stop by to chat.
Donate Warm Clothing
We focus on collecting our “Stay Alive Five:” Hat, Coats, Gloves, Boots, and Sleeping bags. We also take tents, hand warmers, and new socks. Look for a Stuff the Bus event in your area, or drop items off to HQ at 1760 North Ridge Rd in Painesville. If the building is not open, there is a blue, secure bin to leave them.
Help Spread the Word
Invite us to talk to a group or organization. More people find out about us when we make presentations to civic-minded companies and organizations. Contact us by clicking here, fill in the form and we will reach out to you right away!
We are always looking for donated professional services like photography, graphic design, auto maintenance, and more. If you can help, please contact us here.