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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

Donations & Volunteer Opportunities
Donations
 

Summit County Children Services solicits and receives community donations of specific items, or financial contributions to purchase such items, for several client benefit programs SCCS operates throughout the year. The primary client benefit programs include: Beds for Kids, Easter Baskets, School Supplies, and Holiday Programs (Toy Room, Adopt-a-Family, and Holiday Gift Cards).

Generally, SCCS also accepts the following donations throughout the year:
• Diapers, formula and new clothing items only (including pajamas, socks and undergarments). for the emergency needs of children and young adults.
• New bedding.
• New or gently used children's toys and books.
• New stuffed animals.

All other donations, unless specifically solicited and designated through the Community Relations Department for a specific departmental or programmatic need, are not accepted. Specifically, SCCS does not accept the following items:
*Used Clothing.
• Appliances.
• Used beds/bedding.
• Electronics.
• Indoor/Outdoor Furniture.
• Housewares/decorative items.
• Food.
• Indoor/Outdoor tools.
• Suitcases.
• Window treatments.

All donations should be delivered to the agency, which is located at 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio, 44306.  Donations are accepted between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.  Donations receipts are available. 
 
For more information, please call the agency’s Community Relations Department at (330) 379-1994.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year to help with projects that benefit the children we serve or which help to educate the community about child abuse and neglect, positive parenting, or agency services.  No volunteer opportunities are available working directly with children or families, in order to protect their privacy.
 
All volunteer opportunities require advance registration. Volunteer opportunities which are open for on-line registration will be listed here. If there are none listed at present, please check back or send an email to sdeluca@summitkids.org to receive information by email about upcoming volunteer opportunities. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Summit County Children Services.
 
If you have any questions, contact Sandy DeLuca, Community Relations Manager, at (330) 379-1994.