CLAW Makes Its Largest Charitable Distribution

Cleveland, Ohio, September 10, 2019 -- CLAW Corp. distributed a record $85,000 to community charities, representing the net profits of CLAW 19, held in April. Since it began in January 2002, CLAW’s annual event has now raised $680,000 for 52 charities. CLAW Corp. has helped raise an additional $290,000 at hundreds of smaller events around the country -- bringing CLAW Corp.’s fundraising total to $970,000.

22 different charities were awarded money, each with important missions. The largest shares were awarded to the Leather Archives and Museum ($23,000), the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland ($10,750), the Leather Heart Foundation ($9250), and Rainbow Railroad ($8500). For a complete list of beneficiaries and their missions please click here.

Big thanks to everyone who made these exciting results possible:

  • Sixty sponsors, led by our five Master Sponsors: SquarePegToys®, Mr. S Leather, LeatherWerks, REV4Men, and FLEX Spas
  • Hundreds of people and businesses that donated to the silent auctions
  • 1001 volunteers, including more than 400 in leadership roles
  • More than 2000 attendees

CLAW Corp. also elected four people to three-year terms on the Board of Directors: Jonathan Schroeder from San Francisco (manager of Mr. S Leather), Enza Silano from Toronto (comptroller of Northbound Leather), James Lee from Louisville Kentucky (International Mr. Leather 2018), and Merrill Squiers from Ann Arbor (long-time CLAW leader).

CLAW Corp. is a national leather charity that believes adult interest in leather, fetish, and BDSM is natural and healthy, and that we learn that from each other. We produce a large men’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio annually at the end of April.

CLAW 20 is April 23-26, 2020 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown and will feature more than 250 events and exhibitors, including the world’s largest curriculum of kinky sex education, a huge vendor mart, and dozens of parties. There is no leather contest at CLAW.

To download a copy of this press release in PDF format, please click here.

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