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SCCS seeking donations of back-to-school supplies
SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Children Services (SCCS) once again is asking for the community’s assistance to ensure that every child in agency care will begin the school year prepared with new school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom.
Each summer, more than 1,000 children in the care of SCCS are given backpacks filled with school supplies — all donated. However, because of limitations on the agency’s use of funds for this type of purchase, the SCCS depends on the generosity of the community’s organizations and individual donors to provide school supplies to the children it serves.
A donation of $25 will purchase a backpack and school supplies for the youngest children. A donation of $35 will provide essentials for a middle school or high school student — including a scientific calculator. Monetary donations can now be made online through PayPal at www.summitkids.org (click on “Donor/Volunteer Opportunities” and use the “Donate Now” button).
Donations also can be mailed to the agency, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306, in care of the Community Relations Department.
For those who prefer to shop for school supplies and then donate the items, a list of the essential supplies needed also is available on the agency’s website by clicking on “Donor/Volunteer Opportunities/School Supplies.” SCCS officials request that all donations be delivered to the agency between July 30 and Aug. 3 so volunteers can pack the items into backpacks Aug. 4.
For details, contact Patricia Roy in Community Relations at 330-379-2055.
— Maria Lindsay contributed to this report.
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