Dollars 4 Doses
Cash Incentives for COVID-19 Vaccines
Beginning Saturday, February 12, through Saturday, September 24, Greater Cleveland Congregations and the Centers for Families and Children will host 16 “Dollars for Doses” vaccine clinics at GCC partner congregations on Cleveland’s East Side. Janssen (J&J), Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and boosters will be available to those five years and older.
“Data shows that with cash incentives unvaccinated individuals are more likely to receive the vaccine and refer others to do the same,” said Keisha Krumm, GCC executive director and lead organizer. “We have seen this approach work successfully in our prior work around vaccination uptake, and we are ready to relaunch our project on a larger scale.”
Individuals who come to the vaccine clinic will receive $100 cash for their first vaccine, $50 for their second and $25 for their booster. Individuals will also receive $25 for every friend they bring to get vaccinated.
Seven GCC member congregations – trusted institutions in their neighborhoods – will serve as vaccination sites for the 16 clinics over the course of the seven months. The sites include Elizabeth Baptist Church (Slavic Village); Antioch Baptist Church and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (Fairfax); Lee Road Baptist Church (Lee-Harvard); Imani United Church of Christ (Euclid); Shiloh Baptist Church (Central); and South Euclid United Church of Christ (South Euclid/Cleveland Heights).
*D4D logo designed by high school junior and aspiring graphic artist, Jayden.
Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage registration in advance at this link.
The dates and locations for the vaccine clinics are as follows:
August 20, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127
September 10, 10 am - 2 pm: South Euclid United Church of Christ, 4217 Bluestone Rd Cleveland 44121
September 24, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd. Cleveland 44128
For more information, contact the Centers for Families and Children at (216) 325-9355.
Breakdown of recipients: 51% received their first dose, 22% their second, and 27% their first or second booster. 3,035 participants total!
February 19, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127
- 171 people vaccinated!
March 5, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104
- 206 people vaccinated!
March 19, 10 am - 2 pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave Cleveland 44104
- 149 people vaccinated!
April 2, 10 am - 2 pm: Imani United Church of Christ, 1505 E 260th St Euclid 44132
- 73 people vaccinated!
April 16, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd. Cleveland 44128 (Easter Sunday)
- 178 people vaccinated!
April 30, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127
- 278 people vaccinated!
May 14, 10 am - 2 pm: Imani United Church of Christ, 1505 E 260th St Euclid 44132
- 121 people vaccinated!
May 28, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd Cleveland 44128 (Memorial Day weekend)
- 351 people vaccinated!
June 11, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104
- 455 shots given!
June 25, 10 am - 2 pm: Antioch Baptist Church, 8869 Cedar Ave Cleveland 44106
- 258 shots given!
July 9, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127
- 162 shots given!
July 23, 10 am - 2 pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave Cleveland 44104
- 291 shots given!
August 6, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104
- 320 shots given!
Dollars 4 Doses Sponsors
Volunteer at a Dollars 4 Doses Clinic!
Help GCC provide a welcoming, reassuring experience for everyone receiving their vaccines. Sign up at this link to volunteer with hospitality, registration, observation, an for relational conversations with residents.
We're Onto Something and We Need Your Help!
We are estimating that the campaign will need funding to provide cash incentives to 3,000-6,000 people in low-vaccination neighborhoods, costing between $210,000 to $420,000 in cash incentives. In addition to the cash incentives, funds are needed to cover host church staffing and security.
Please consider a donation to help us sustain this critically important campaign to get as many people as possible vaccinated. You can donate to the Dollars for Doses campaign in two ways:
- Mail your donation to Greater Cleveland Congregations, 6114 Francis Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127
- Donate online at https://www.greaterclevelandcongregations.org/friends-of-gcc/
Here's a chance to literally make a real difference in someone's life! Thank you!