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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 for Children and Families, July 2015

Spotlight on Children & Families  

Donations Needed for SCCS 'School Supplies Program'


Each summer, more than 1,400 children in the care of Summit County Children Services are given backpacks filled with brand new school supplies - and the agency is once again asking for the community's assistance to help those children succeed in the classroom.


* Click here to make a monetary donation through PayPal or mail a donation to the agency, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, 44306 -- in care of the Community Relations Department. Checks should be made payable to Summit County Children Services.


* For those who prefer to shop for school supplies and donate the items, a list of the essential supplies needed is also available on the agency's website - click here for the list.


It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between Monday, July 20 and Friday, July 31 so that volunteers can pack them into backpacks on Saturday, August 1. For more information please call (330) 379-1994 or email sdeluca@summitkids.org.


SCCS Participating in WKDD Kidz Day, African-American Cultural Festival, Ward 5 Fest


Each summer, Summit County Children Services reaches out to the community by taking part in a variety of special summer events. Stop by the SCCS Booth at the following events:


* WKDD Kids Day - Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Boettler Park, Green


This popular event is billed as 'the ultimate outdoor playground' - and once again, SCCS is pleased to sponsor the event's 'Inflatable Land' for kids. Click here to visit the WKDD website for more details.


 * African-American Cultural Festival - Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Lock 3, Downtown Akron


This year's 35th Annual festival will feature an African Marketplace with numerous vendors and food, free health and wellness testings and screenings, plus day-long entertainment capped off by an evening performance by the popular 70's band 'War.' Click here to go to the event website for more information.


  * Ward 5 Fest - Friday August 7, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, August 8, noon-8, Sunday, August 9, noon-7, Mason CLC, Akron


Summit County Children Services is proud to sponsor the 'Kids Zone' at this inaugural community festival presented by Akron City Ward 5 Councilperson Tara Mosley Samples. Other attractions include crafts, food, contests and national and local musical entertainment. Click here for more details.


Plus, mark your calendar for another event . . .more details to come!


* Summit for Kids - Saturday, August 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., John S. Knight Center, Downtown Akron


Click here for the event website.


Foster Care & Adoption Info Meeting Scheduled


Summit County Children Services' next Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Summit County Children Services. At the end of June, 47 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.


Project DAWN Clinic

in Barberton July 28th


Family members and concerned friends of persons addicted to opiate medications or heroin now have access to a new tool in case of an overdose. Project DAWN is a community-based drug overdose prevention and education project where participants learn about how to recognize and respond to an overdose and receive the lifesaving reversal drug Naloxone (NARCAN).


In partnership with Summit County Public Health and Barberton Community Leaders, the ADM Board is sponsoring a FREE Project DAWN clinic on Tuesday, July 28th from 3 - 6 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 580 Wooster Road West, in Barberton.


Additional details and a flyer are available here.


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July 2015


In This Issue

Donations Needed for SCCS 'School Supplies Program'

SCCS Participating in WKDD Kidz Day, African-American Cultural Festival

Foster Care & Adoption Info Meeting Scheduled

Project DAWN Clinic in Barberton July 28th



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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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