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Summit County
Children Services

264 S. Arlington St.
Akron, OH 44306
Phone: 330.379.9094
Fax: 330.379.1901
Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1

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Each year, Summit County Children Services counts on community donations to brighten up the season for children in agency custody by providing them with festive Easter baskets.  This year donations of Easter items are once again needed – especially for infants, school-aged and older boys.


Monetary donations are certainly welcome – but for those preferring to donate Easter already assembled and wrapped baskets, here are some suggestions of items to include:  for school-aged boys’ baskets:  small sports balls or outdoor toys; cars and trucks; coloring/activity books and markers, books, candy and chocolate bunnies; for pre-teen boys:  hand-held games, books, wallets, gadgets, small games/puzzles, sports drinks, candy and chocolate bunnies.  CLICK HERE for a complete list of suggested Easter basket items for children of all ages.

Easter items can be delivered March 4-6 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to Summit County Children Services, 264. S. Arlington Street, Akron.  These donated Easter Baskets will be delivered to children by agency Social Services staff.
New and Gently Used Winter Coats Needed

The Summit County Children Services 'Clothing Center' – which provides new and gently worn clothing of all types throughout the year for needy client families served by the agency – is asking area residents for donations of mittens as well as new and gently used winter coats for school-age children (roughly size 6-16 for both boys and girls).

Regular hours of The Clothing Center are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Those interested in making a donation after hours or on weekends can make use of the convenient large blue donation bin recently installed just outside The Clothing Center building on the Summit County Children Services campus. Simply come to the agency, located at the intersection of South Arlington Street and Martin Avenue, and follow the access road to the security entrance.

For more information please call the Clothing Center at (330) 379-1822.

2014 Annual Report Now Available

Once again this year, the agency's latest Annual Report - entitled 'Finding Forever Families' - is being distributed electronically. Please click here to view the report.  Printed copies are also available upon request . . . just contact Chris Vasco at (330) 379-2070 / cvasco@summitkids.org.

Success Stories


Summit County Children Services is proud to share the stories of some of its foster and adoptive families. These are real stories about real families from this community and their commitment to 'building families and building futures' through foster care and adoption.

Click here for more information.

SCCS Events
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meeting

Monday, February 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Firestone Park Branch Library, 1486 Aster Ave., Akron


At this meeting, agency staff will explain the process, support provided by the agency, and costs involved (specific to adoption) as well as share general information about the types of children who come into care. Advance registration IS NOT required. The meeting is FREE to the entire community. Questions - (330) 379-2055.

Featured Waiting Child
There are more than 100 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services, many of whom are age 12 and older and do not have an identified adoptive family. Click below to read the profiles of the children waiting to be adopted.

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