Summit County Children Services is once again asking for the community's assistance to ensure that children receiving agency services will begin the school year prepared with brand new school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom.
Each year, Summit County Children Services provides backpacks filled with school supplies – all donated. However, because of limitations on the agency’s use of funds for this type of purchase, the agency depends on the generosity of the community’s organizations and individual donors in order to provide school supplies to the children we serve.
A donation of $30 will purchase a backpack and school supplies for elementary school children. A $35 donation will provide a backpack and school supplies for middle school students. And, a donation of $40 will provide essentials for a high school student – including a scientific calculator. Monetary donations can be made online through PayPal at summitkids.org (click on Donor/Volunteer Opportunities and use the “Donate Now” button). Individuals can also mail a donation to the agency, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, 44306 -- in care of the Community Relations Department. Checks should be made payable to Summit County Children Services.
For those who prefer to shop for school supplies and donate the items, CLICK HERE for a list of the essential supplies that are needed. Please note: It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between July 24 and August 4 so that volunteers can pack them into backpacks on Saturday, August 5.
For more information please contact Summit County Children Services Community Relations Supervisor Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994 or at email@example.com.