An Action Button to support Nikki Delamotte’s favorite charity, Lake Erie Ink

November 20, 2018 GMT

An Action Button to support Nikki Delamotte’s favorite charity, Lake Erie Ink

Action Button, the innovative digital tool for doing good, is helping to celebrate the life of the late cleveland.com reporter Nikki Delamotte with a button for her favorite nonprofit agency, Lake Erie Ink, which nurtures young writers.

Action Button was created by a company run by entrepreneur Jordan Hewson, daughter of U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono. Hewson’s goal is to give people an easy method for effecting change – by donating money or signing petitions, for example – on the same Internet pages where they read news about causes that are important to them.

Most of the buttons created until now were for national causes, but Action Button is working with cleveland.com this week to test buttons for regional causes for Giving Tuesday next week.

The idea for a Lake Erie Ink button came from a Monday evening celebration of Nikki’s life by the cleveland.com newsroom staff. Happy Dog owner Sean Kilbane kindly hosted us, and our colleagues at nola.com kindly took up a collection to feed us.

Part of the discussion was about how to memorialize Nikki, and the consensus was that we should partner with Lake Erie Ink in whatever way the agency’s leaders think we can be helpful. And one idea was to see if Action Button might help by creating a button for the nonprofit.

This morning we asked, and the team at Action Button leapt at the chance to help honor our departed friend. (If you can’t see the button, click here.)

Nikki’s family has asked that donations be made to Lake Erie Ink or the Willowick Pet Food Pantry in lieu of flowers at her public memorial service, which is at 1 p.m. Saturday on the third floor of Cleveland State University Student Center, in the Grand Ballroom, at 2121 Euclid Ave.

So, check out Lake Erie Ink and its many programs aimed at helping young writers thrive. And click on the Action Button to help support an agency that was dear to Nikki.