The Holidays are all about the children the agency serves, and we are thankful for the support from so many businesses, organizations, places of worship, families and individuals who have helped make the holidays so much brighter over the past several years.
Plans are underway for the 2018 Holiday Programs. Below please find the information about the various programs and ways you can get involved and provide support. We invite you and your business, organization, place of worship or family to consider helping with one or more of these programs.
2018 HOLIDAY TOY ROOM PROGRAM
For many families, selecting a new toy or gift donated to the agency's Toy Room for the children in their care makes a tremendous difference for their holidays. Donations of new toys and gifts are needed for boys and girls of all ages, but especially for infants and tweens (age 10-12). The Toy Room is open November 28 through December 22 (except Sundays). Donations made on or before this date are much appreciated. NOTE: Toy donations for the 2018 Toy Room are needed by December 21. Click here for a Holiday Toy Room flyer. For more information, please call (330) 379-1994 or email email@example.com.
2018 ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM
Through this program, donors 'adopt' a child (or family) and provide the suggested gifts for individual children. Each child has a 'wish list' of items they wish to receive, and donors purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts to the agency on or before December 7. Click here for a Adopt-A-Family Program flyer. For more information, please call (330) 379-2089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 TEEN GIFT CARD PROGRAM
Through this program, teens (age 13+) who are receiving agency services are provided with $50 gift cards along with books and other stocking stuffer-type items. Donations of department store gift cards are needed for this program, increments of $25 or $50 are preferred. For more information, please call (330) 379-1994 or email email@example.com.
2018 GROCERY GIFT CARD PROGRAM
Families in need often have difficulty providing for family meals towards the end of the month, especially during the holidays. This program helps to ensure that children and their families will have the food they need during the holiday season. Donations of $20 or $25 gift cards are welcomed.
Financial contributions are always welcome during the holiday season!! Donated funds will be used to supplement all the programs to ensure children and families have what they need. Checks can be made payable to Summit County Children Services and either mailed or delivered to the agency at 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron 44306. Or you may make an online contribution via Pay Pal by clicking on the 'Donate Now' link. NOTE: In the event that financial contributions exceed what is needed for these specific programs, the agency will use all remaining contributions to directly benefit children the agency serves.
Volunteers are needed to help in the Holiday Toy Room the month of December. Volunteers serve as 'personal shoppers' and escort parents and caregivers through the Toy Room and help them select toys and items to give to the children in their care. Volunteers also help receive and sort through donations and restock shelves. If you are interested in volunteering in the Holiday Toy Room, please contact Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.