With this year's Easter holiday fast approaching, Summit County Children Services is asking for community donations to help brighten the season for children in agency custody by providing them with festive Easter baskets. The agency accepts assembled and wrapped baskets for boys and girls, ages 12 months to teens. Here are some suggested items that can be included:
Boys & girls, age 12-24 months: small, age appropriate toys, sippy cups, sleepers, books, chocolate bunnies or animal crackers.
- Boys & girls, age 3-5 years: age appropriate toys, sidewalk chalk, reading or coloring books, crayons, small stuffed animals, small craft kits, chocolate bunnies or candy.
- Boys & girls, age 6-10 years: age appropriate toys, hair accessories, journals, small sports balls, reading or activity books, playing cards, small craft kits, chocolate bunnies or candy.
- Tweens or Teens, age 11+: age appropriate toys, journals, wallets, hair accessories, full-size candy, individual snack bags, sports balls, body care products, ear buds or flash drives or chocolate bunnies.
Monetary donations are also welcome; checks should be made payable to Summit County Children Services and mailed to 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, Ohio 44306. Click here for the Easter Basket Program flyer.
Filled baskets and items should be delivered to Summit County Children Services Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, please call (330) 379-1994.