Summit County Children Services is once again asking for the community's assistance to ensure that every child in agency care will begin the school year prepared with brand new school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom.
Each year, nearly 1,600 children in the care of Summit County Children Services are given 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 $25 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, a list of the essential supplies needed is also available on the agency’s website by clicking on Donor/Volunteer Opportunities/School Supplies. Please note: It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between Wednesday, July 20 and Friday, August 5 so that volunteers can pack them into backpacks on Saturday, August 6.
For more information please contact Summit County Children Services Community Relations Manager Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994 / email@example.com, or Community Relations Intern Lauryn Rosinski at (330) 996-1057 / firstname.lastname@example.org.