We’ve published a few stories lately about some of the great nonprofit and charitable organizations in Akron. If you’re feeling moved to contribute, to pitch in to help them or others address the big problems facing your neighbors in Summit County, here’s a list of places to turn. If you think we missed a good opportunity, please email us or post in the comments below! Thank you and happy holidays!
Dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community
How you can help: Adopt a Family at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or donations of new toiletries, pillows and sheets, and baby products
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Feed people. Fight hunger.
How you can help: Host a Food and Funds drive, volunteer to sort food, or run in the Selfless Elf 5k on Dec 19
Akron Snow Angels
Help the less fortunate by providing them with warm clothing, toiletries and most importantly friendship, compassion and respect
How you can help: Donate new lip balm and toiletries or gently used winter clothing and backpacks, or volunteer to sort, tag or distribute donations
Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties
Break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family.
How you can help: Donate food for Thanksgiving, or help Adopt-a-Shelter and donate cleaning products, kitchen ware or over the counter medication for
Mobile Meals, Inc
Provide healthy meals and nutrition services to enrich lives and foster independence
How you can help: Donate food for the pantry or volunteer to deliver meals, prepare food and more
South Street Ministries
Unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ’s sake.
How you can help: Support the Christmas Store on Dec 12 by volunteering or donating new toys, winter clothing and socks
Summit County Children Services
Committed to the safety, permanency and well-being of all children served, in partnership with families and the community
How you can help: Donate to the Toy Room, Adopt a Family, or donate grocery store gift cards
Editor’s note: Check out their websites for more detailed lists of needed items and volunteer opportunities. Also, all nonprofits greatly appreciate monetary donations as well!