Monthly Archives: June 2016

Volunteers build playground in North Hill’s Suddieth Park

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More than 200 volunteers from Foresters Financial, United Way of Summit County, the city of Akron organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Akron community will join forces on Saturday, June 18, to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Suddieth Park in Akron’s North Hill neighborhood.

The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in April.

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Free meals available for local children during summer months

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As the school year wraps up, the City of Akron Recreation Bureau will once again provide meals to area children through the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible youth (18 yrs and under) and summer day camp programs that meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size will be available upon request. For more information, please contact Audley McGill at 330.375.2821.

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Project Shine

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Story by Mark Ford

 

Many negative things have been written about today’s youth- how they are self-(or selfie) centered and lazy.  In today’s blog, though, we’d like to share a different side of local teens as they serve with one of our partner ministries, Project Shine.

Project Shine’s mission is “to connect individuals to Christ through basic home improvement and ministry in our communities, while spiritually investing in our participants.”  Area youth commit to serve for a week (late afternoon Sunday through Friday evening) where they are challenged both physically in their work teams, as well as, spiritually during daily devotions and praise and worship times.

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