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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:30 - 9 a.m.
United Way #GivingTuesday Doorbuster Event!
Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday in a
light-hearted way! The United Way #GivingTuesday Doorbuster Event
is our tongue-in-cheek response to shoppers who stand in line for hours
– even days – for Black Friday sales.
We thought - "Wouldn’t it be great if folks queued-up in the same way to
be the first to give on #GivingTuesday"? So we created a parody
where they do. But the kicker is, we also are taking it to reality. With
a live event at United Way offices on the morning of #GivingTuesday.
Join the Facebook event to join the fun and watch daily as the spoof
unfolds beginning on Tuesday, November 25th... then, don’t miss out on
the real thing on December 2nd. Come on down and help us take our
United Way #GivingTuesday Doorbuster Event #uwscdoorbuster
Enjoy Live Music, An #unselfie Photo Station, Being part of the bigger
picture (of people lining up to give!) While Supplies Last: LIVE UNITED
T-Shirts, Coffee, Cider and Doughnuts
Join the event on Facebook
United Way of Summit County Offices
90 North Prospect Street
Akron, OH 44304
you can Give, you can Advocate, you can Volunteer (to pass out
doughnuts). Invite your friends! #givingtuesday #uwscdoorbuster
Join the event on Facebook
Christmas Assistance Program, Christmas
For many area families, holiday time
brings additional stress. Stress about putting a holiday meal together.
Stress about buying toys or clothes for the children in the family. When
there’s not enough money during non-holiday times, how can a family make
it through Thanksgiving and Christmas? The Salvation Army of Summit
County is just one of many area organizations and churches who step in
to make the holidays a little brighter for needy families. But they are
the only area organization to operate as a clearing house for these
families, working with other organizations to ensure that each family
receives the help they need without duplicating local charitable
According to Cheryl Knerien, Christmas Program Coordinator for The
Salvation Army, the goal is to make sure that every family who needs
assistance can receive it. “We know that every organization needs to be
fiscally responsible for their dollars. By using this clearinghouse, we
can help each agency stretch their assistance dollars to help those who
need it most,” she said.
The Salvation Army is celebrating its 130th year in Akron serving the
needs of Summit County. Its goals are to interrupt and break the cycle
of poverty in our community, enabling economic self-sufficiency and
active contributions to the social, economic and spiritual well-being of
the community; to serve as a unifying force that is welcomed by,
respected by and able to bring together all elements of our community
from those in a position to give to those in a place of need; and to
instill hope in all whom we touch, recipients or donors of our services.
Our administrative offices are located at 190 South Maple Street with
Corps located in Akron and Barberton.
Salvation Army in Summit County
For more information on The Salvation Army’s
Christmas Assistance Program, or the Christmas Clearninghouse, or to
volunteer please call 330-762-8481, ext 105 or visit
December 1, 2014 thru March 1, 2015
9-12 p.m. Monday-Thursday
L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family
Services , 741 Upson St. Akron, Oh 44305
L.I.N.K.S. Community and Family Services will be providing free
blankets, sheets, pillows, curtains, towels and face clothes, and small
household items for as long as they last. L.I.N.K.S replenishes items
By appointment only
Must meet the Ohio Poverty Income
ID, proof of living in Summit County and proof of income
Individuals or families are allowed one
visit per household per distribution year.
L.I.N.K.S. Community and
Family Services (L.I.N.K.S.)
Contact person: Yolanda Parker
Phone Number: 330-794-7948
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Doors open at 5:30
Dinner at 6:30
Pregnancy Care’s Annual Christmas Auction
“Away in a Manger”
Guy’s Party Centre, 500 E. Waterloo
The evening will include dinner, dessert, silent auction, and raffles.
$30.00 per person. Please make your reservations by November 21, 2014
Pregnancy Care of Summit County
For more information
contact Shannon Collins at 330-253-4071 or
December 5, 2014,
Social Hour 6 p.m.,
Dinner 7 p.m.
Commission of Summit County 36th Annual Bishop William
Cosgrove Justice Dinner and Silent Auction
Matthew Church, Fr. Silva Center, 2580 Bern Avenue,
Charities, Summit County
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1st Annual Angel Tree Christmas Celebration
Ohio Means Jobs Center, 1040 E.
Tallmadge Ave., Akron
Your generous donation will help
bring a smile to a child whose parent/guardian is incarcerated this
holiday season. We will begin distributing names of children on Monday,
November 3, 2014.
County Reentry Network
volunteer or sponsor a child please reach out to Chalanda Hale at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30pm VIP Reception, 6:30pm Dinner
Acts of Courage Hero Awards and H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award
Each year the American
Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties recognizes the heroism
of area residents at the Acts of Courage Hero Awards. These residents
act courageously in a time of emergency to save the life of someone
else. The event is also a platform to present the H. Peter Burg Award to
community members who have been selfless in service to the community.
This year’s recipient is William Ginter, who demonstrates a
lifelong commitment to humanitarian causes, charitable organizations and
the vitality and welfare of the local community.
For more information,
www.redcross.org/oh/akron or call Shelley Sprang 330.535.2224.
more events, visit the Akron Community Foundation Calendar of Events,
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