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Donations needed for school supplies program

7/18/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

SOUTH AKRON — Summit County Children Services (SCCS) is again asking for the community’s assistance with new school supplies.

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 agency depends on community organizations and individual donors in order to provide school supplies.

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). Individuals also can mail a donation 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 is also available on the agency’s website by clicking on Donor/Volunteer Opportunities/School Supplies. It is requested that all donations be delivered to the agency between July 22 and Aug. 2 so volunteers can pack them into backpacks Aug. 3.

For more information, contact Sandy DeLuca at 330-379-1994 or sdeluca@summitkids.org.

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