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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

Easter Basket Program

With a New Year comes planning for our next important project … Easter Baskets!  Thank you for your previous support of this important client benefit program provided by Summit County Children Services for the children and families we serve. 
We would like to ask for your continued assistance.

Easter will be celebrated this year on Sunday, April 16, and we hope to provide filled Easter baskets and stuffed animals to more than 1,500 children in agency care.  We would also like to offer donated grocery gift cards to our most needy families.  We rely entirely on the generosity of the community to provide these special items, which cannot be funded by general operating dollars of the agency.


Donations of filled/wrapped Easter Baskets are needed for children in agency care.  Most needed are baskets for school-aged girls, teenage girls and boys, and stuffed animals and baskets filled with infant care items for our youngest children.  CLICK HERE FOR A THE 2017 EASTER BASKET PROGRAM FLYER.   Donors are asked to fill, wrap and label the baskets (each basket needs to be labeled with gender and age) and deliver them to the agency.  Donations are needed before Monday, March 20, for distribution to families before Easter.

Donations of grocery gift cards (increments of $20-$25) are also needed.   Or if you prefer to make a financial contribution, checks can be made payable to Summit County Children Services and will be used to purchase grocery gift cards (please mail to 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio  44306, ATTN:  Community Relations).


EASTER BASKET DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:   Baskets can be delivered Friday through Sunday, March 17-19, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron (delivery to the main entrance on these dates).  PLEASE CONTACT SANDY DELUCA AT (330) 379-1994 FIRST BEFORE DELIVERING EASTER BASKETS.   CLICK HERE FOR A CAMPUS MAP.   NOTE:  To make other delivery arrangements, please contact Sandy DeLuca directly, sdeluca@summitkids.org.

Thank you very much for helping us to make Easter a fun and festive time for the children and families in our care.