Cleveland GiveCamp 2018: Coding for Charity for Nine Years!

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Kevin F. Smith
Michael N. Smith
Stuart O. Smith, Jr.

Cleveland GiveCamp 2018: Coding for Charity for Nine Years!
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The Mission of Cleveland GiveCamp is to pair creative and technology talent with nonprofits in need.

Stuart did not have time to write this blog post at the end of July, since he was preparing for a backpacking trip and writing blog posts about FRONT International, but we still wanted to share our experiences at Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.

On July 20-22, 2018, Cleveland GiveCamp Weekend marked the ninth year of serving nonprofits in the Cleveland and Akron areas. The Smiths (Stuart, Kevin, and Mike) want to share with you the following tweets, photos, and information about Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.

Stuart has attended Cleveland GiveCamp weekend for all of its nine years, and in 2018 served on the Cleveland GiveCamp Steering Committee for his eighth year. He continues to manage both the website and the @CleGiveCamp Twitter feed year-round, and serves on the Social Media Team during Cleveland GiveCamp weekend. This was Kevin's fifth year working on the Cleveland GiveCamp social media team. Mike returned this year to work on a Wordpress project for Hope for Kids Geauga ( at his seventh GiveCamp. Cleveland GiveCamp continues to be one of the largest GiveCamps in the nation.

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7/22/18 Kevin Smith editing the official Cleveland GiveCamp 2018 video. Note that the photo on the screen is of the Social Media Team with Kevin Smith and Stuart Smith. 
7/20/18 Mike Smith building a WordPress website for Hope for Kids Geauga with his team.


Before GiveCamp 2018 Tweets


Cleveland GiveCamp Nonprofit Partners for 2018!

All 20 nonprofit partner projects ended in success in 2018!

  1. All Choices Matter (@AllChoices)
  2. American Legion Post 703
  3. Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation (@BellairePuritas)
  4. Bounce Innovation Hub (@Bounce_Hub)
  5. Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. (@BurtenBellCarr)
  6. Cleveland Christian Home, Inc. (@CCHCleveland)
  7. Cleveland Leadership Center (@CleveLeads)
  8. Cliquepoint Data Foundation (@Cliquepoint)
  9. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Solon Chapter
  10. Engage! Cleveland (@EngageCleveland)
  11. Hope for Kids Geauga
  12. Joint Veterans’ Council of Cuyahoga County  (@jvcocc)
  13. Lake County Free Clinic (@LakeFreeClinic)
  14. LakewoodAlive (@LakewoodAlive)
  15. Life Exchange Center (@LifeXchg)
  16. North Coast Men’s Chorus (@ncmchorus)
  17. Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (@ClevHomeless)
  18. Ohio City Bicycle Co-op (@OhioCityCycles)
  19. Rubber City Theatre (@RubberCityThea)
  20. Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts)


Cleveland GiveCamp Sponsors 2018

Thank you to our 2018 Cleveland GiveCamp Sponsors:





Cleveland GiveCamp Steering Committee 2018

Cleveland GiveCamp is run entirely by volunteers. Our steering committee plans all facets of the event and represents companies throughout Northeast Ohio. Many of these individuals have been involved with the event since its inception and continue to dedicate hundreds of hours each year to make it possible.

We are sure none of them are doing this for the accolades, but we want to recognize them anyhow!

Nicole Derr (@Nicole_Derr)
Jim Gorjup
Heidi Hays
Carolyn Harden (@Carolyn87)
Marko Iskander (@MarkoIskander)
Carolyn Kearney
Jonathan Knapp (@cc_jonknapp)
Brittney Iskander
Nicole Kusold-Matheou (@NicoleKusold)
Dan Nelson (@TheOneDanNelson)
Mark Schumann (@MarkWSchumann)
Stuart O. Smith, Jr. (@sos_jr)
Amy C. Wong (@AmyCWong)


Friday GiveCamp 2018 Tweets

207 volunteers registered for Cleveland GiveCamp 2018!


Saturday GiveCamp 2018 Tweets


Sunday GiveCamp 2018 Tweets


Closing Ceremony - Sunday GiveCamp 2018 Tweets

Success on 20 1/2 Projects!!



Craze eCool Award

One of the founders of Cleveland GiveCamp, Andy Craze, lost his battle with cancer shortly before Cleveland GiveCamp 2016. His partner, Jane Winik, along with Simplex-IT’s Bob Coppedge, created the Craze eCool Award in Andy’s memory. 2018 was the third year for the Craze eCool Award.

Craze eCool Award 2018 honorees:


Official Cleveland GiveCamp 2018 Video

This was Kevin Smith's fifth year working on the Cleveland GiveCamp social media team. In addition to contributing to the @CleGiveCamp Twitter feed and posting to, he was responsible for creating the official Cleveland GiveCamp YouTube video again this year.

Kevin dedicated this year's video to the memory of a good friend of ours, and a long-time Cleveland GiveCamp volunteer, Jim Evans (@geekclean), who passed away at the of age 61 on May 8, 2018.


Official Cleveland GiveCamp 2018 Photos

Thank you to Al Bell (@PhotoAlBell) for donating his professional photography skills to Cleveland GiveCamp each year! It is greatly appreciated. Here are some of the official photos that show what we worked on at Cleveland GiveCamp 2018:

Stuart Smith serves year-round on the Cleveland GiveCamp Steering Committee.
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Kevin Smith and Stuart Smith served on the Social Media Team for Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.
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Kevin Smith served on the Photography and Videography Team for Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.
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Mike Smith served on the Hope for Kids Geauga Team at Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.
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After GiveCamp 2018 Tweets


Thank you again to BVU & Cleveland Indians for the Indians baseball game tickets


What Others Say

Here are some other articles and blog posts about Cleveland GiveCamp 2018. We always like to include what others have shared about events we attend. If you know of additional blogs/articles, please mention it to Stuart at his @sos_jr Twitter account.

We also recommend that in addition to following @CleGiveCamp  on Twitter, you should view the photos shared on:

Here are some photos that were shared on Facebook about us by the Cleveland GiveCamp Social Media Team:

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Photo of Kevin having a GREAT idea at GiveCamp! 
A Cleveland GiveCamp social media team member interviewed us and wrote this story about the Smith family volunteering at Cleveland GiveCamp 2018.Mike Smith and Stuart Smith are in the front row watching as Kevin Smith presents the offcial 2018 video to all the Cleveland GiveCamp volunteers.


Our Past Cleveland GiveCamp Blog Posts

Photos, nonprofits served, resources, and more -- you can read about some of the past Cleveland GiveCamp here:

2019 will be the tenth year that Cleveland GiveCamp volunteers will provide free tech solutions to local charities. Please tell everyone you know about this opportunity for nonprofits. Thank you.