Each summer, children receiving services from Summit County Children Services are given backpacks filled with school supplies – all donated. 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 many of the children we serve.
Please consider making a financial contribution that will provide a backpack filled with school supplies to the following:
- $30 for an elementary school student
- $35 for a middle school student
- $40 for a high school student (includes a scientific calculator)
Monetary donations can be made online through PayPal (use the "Donate Now" button). Individuals can also mail a donation to the agency, 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306, ATTN: Community Relations. Checks can 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 essential supplies that are needed.
NOTE: In the event that financial contributions exceed what is needed for this specific program, Summit County Children Services will use all remaining contributions to directly benefit children served by the agency.
Donations of school supplies can be delivered to the agency:
July 24 - August 4, 2017
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Summit County Children Services
264 S. Arlington Street, Akron
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! A special Packing Day is scheduled Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Summit County Children Services. Volunteers are needed to help pack school supplies into backpacks. CLICK HERE to register to volunteer for this activity. NOTE: Children and groups are welcome. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. And, this is a great activity for youth who need volunteer hours (letter verified hours will be available).
For more information about the School Supplies Program, please contact Sandy DeLuca at (330) 379-1994.