Donate/ Volunteer

Summit County Children Services depends on the generosity of our community to help support the ongoing needs of the foster kids in our care. We have specific needs and special programs for donations and volunteers throughout the year. Learn more below about how you can become involved in making a better life for children in our county.
Donations Needed to Support Children
Summit County Children Services (SCCS) solicits and receives community donations of specific items, gift cards, and financial donations to purchase items that directly benefit the children who are served by the agency.  If you have specific questions, please contact the Community Relations Department at (330) 379-1994.  
SCCS is able to accept donations of NEW ITEMS only:  toys, diapers (sizes NB-6), baby wipes, cleaning supplies, children clothing, duffle bags, and personal care items (full size bottles).  SCCS is NOT ABLE to accept donations of gently used items of any kind.  

NOTATION ABOUT DONATIONS OF LUGGAGE:  SCCS is NOT ABLE to accept donations of new or gently used luggage or suitcases (due to a lack of storage).  SCCS does accept donations of duffle bags.

DONATION DELIVERY:  Donations may be dropped off Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the front desk of the administration building.  The agency is located at 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron  44306.  To make other delivery or pick-up arrangements, please email Sandy DeLuca or call (330) 379-1994.

A new school year is about to start and Summit County Children Services (SCCS) wants to ensure that children receiving services will begin school prepared with the essential supplies that will help them achieve success in the year ahead.  To prepare children for school, we need your help.

SCCS seeks monetary contributions to support our Back-to-School Program.  You may give securely online.  Or you may mail checks, payable to Summit County Children Services, to 264 S. Arlington Street, Akron, OH  44306. 

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.

With your help, we can make returning to school easier for each child we serve by providing them with the essentials they need to succeed in the classroom.  We appreciate your generous support. If you are interested in supporting this program or have questions, please email Sandy DeLuca or call (330) 379-1994.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year to help with projects benefitting children served and educate the community about child abuse and neglect, positive parenting, and agency services. No volunteer opportunities are available working directly with children or families, in order to protect their privacy.
In order to volunteer with SCCS, you will need to complete a three-step process:

•    Complete a Volunteer Information Form.
•    Come in for a face-to-face interview.  During the interview, you will be provided with more information about the agency and upcoming volunteer opportunities. 
•    Be fingerprinted for a background check (at no cost to you).  This will be done when you come in for the interview.

Once these steps are complete and the background check has been reviewed/approved, you will be added to our volunteer database, and as opportunities come up, you will be notified of all the details.  If you are interested and available, you can sign-up accordingly.
If you have any questions, email Sandy DeLuca, Supervisor, Community Relations, or call (330) 379-1994.