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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

Spotlight on Children and Families, August 2015

Spotlight on Children & Families  

'Thank You' to School Supplies Program Donors and Volunteers 


Summit County Children Services thanks the many donors and volunteers who supported the agency's School Supplies Program. This year, more than 1,500 filled backpacks were distributed to children in care to ensure they are prepared for the start of school. Thank you for your donations and volunteer efforts that helped to make this program a great success!


 6th Annual 'Summit for Kids'

Saturday, August 15


The 6th Annual 'Summit for Kids' event is

Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center showcasing the great progress Summit County has made in its efforts to develop resources for children and improve the quality of life for our families. The event will feature free immunizations, free backpacks filled with school supplies, free back to school physicals and free dental services (for kids ages 3-6) -- plus information booths, live entertainment, and so much more. Be sure to stop by the Summit County Children Services booth to meet 'The Minions' look-alikes. For more information, log onto the Summit for Kids website at summitforkids.net.


1st Annual 'Ward 5 Fest' a Success


This year's inaugural Ward 5 Fest at the Mason CLC in Akron was well received by all in attendance. Shown meeting 'The Minions' lookalikes at the Summit County Children Services booth is event organizer Akron Ward 5 Councilwoman Tara Mosley Samples.



  Citizen's Advisory Committee

 Names New Member


Congratulations to Tonya Block, Director of Community Health Services at Summit County Public Health who was recently appointed to the SCCS Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC). She will fill the unexpired term of long-time CAC member Gillian Solem, also of Summit County Public Health, who recently stepped down from the committee.


Foster Care & Adoption Info Meeting Scheduled


Summit County Children Services' next Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting will be held Monday, August 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the Green Branch Library, 4046 Massillon Rd., Uniontown. At the end of July, 43 children in agency custody were waiting to be adopted. Area residents who attend the information meeting will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the minimal costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency such as Summit County Children Services (NOTE: SCCS charges no fees for adoption services). Agency staff will be available to share basic information about the children coming into care.


Click here to view photos and bios of children presently waiting to be adopted.




Donors Treat Agency Children and Families To Baseball Game, Golf Tournament


A special 'thank you' goes to two local companies for generously 'giving back' to children and families with special donations.


  • Gary Rosen and the Akron law firm Goldman & Rosen sponsored some 20 agency foster families to an Akron RubberDucks game in recognition of the firm's 25th Anniversary. The special event included a pre-game picnic - plus the opportunity for two of the children in attendance to experience the thrill of throwing out ceremonial first pitches before the game.


  • James Kehres and the Akron engineering firm Chemstress Consultant Company once again invited a number of agency foster families to the practice round and first tournament round of this year's Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. Not only did the families get to experience world championship golf, but they were treated to lunch in the Championship Pavilion along the famous 16th hole at Firestone.


Save the Date:


SCCS Women's Auxiliary Board Rummage Sale

Saturday, Oct. 3 / 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Fairlawn Community Center

3486 S. Smith Rd., Fairlawn

For details, call (330) 923-6520

Proceeds benefit children in SCCS care.


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August 2015


In This Issue

'Thank You' to School Supplies Program Donors and Volunteers

6th Annual 'Summit for Kids' Saturday, August 15

1st Annual 'Ward 5 Fest' a Success

Citizen's Advisory Committee Names New Member

Foster Care & Adoption Info Meeting Scheduled

Donors Treat Agency Children and Families To Baseball Game, Golf Tournament

Save the Date: SCCS Women's Auxiliary Board Rummage Sale



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264 S. Arlington Street

Akron, OH 44306

Phone: (330) 379-9094

Hearing Impaired: ORS 7-1-1



Board of Trustees


Anna M. Arvay, CPA, Chair

Anne M. Connell-Freund,

   Vice Chair

GinaKaye Maddox, Secretary

Omar S. Banks

Rev. Dr. Luther C. Cooper

Beth Kuckuck

Keith G. Malick, Esq.

Joseph R. Morris

Nancy L. Holland, Esq.

Katie Stoynoff

Brittany G. Zaehringer, Esq.


Julie Barnes, Executive Director


Citizen's Advisory Committee


Beth Kuckuck, Chair

Crystal Dunivant, Vice-Chair

Mary Bishop, Secretary

Dr. Margaret Baughman

Tonya Block

Beth Cardina

Bruce Cavalieri

Patricia Divoky

Lt. Rick Edwards

Beverly Foss

Dr. Janice Mercier-Wade

Michele Mizda

Marianne Sweeney

Jerry Foys, Emeritus

Robert Stone, M. D., Emeritus


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It is the policy of Summit County Children Services to provide services to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age.