Category Archives: Charity

Holiday Concert Raises Donations for Foster Children, Emphasizes Need for Foster and Adoptive Parents

 

Robin Swoboda and Renee Welsch

Summit County residents welcomed the holiday season with “An Evening of Christmas Inspiration” holiday concert, which resulted in a donation of over 100 new toys for the Summit County Children Services (SCCS) Toy Room.

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OPEN M provides Christmas for the Love of Children

On Wednesday, December 19th, OPEN M will once again open its doors for their “Christmas for the Love of Children” program. Each year OPEN M partners with the Akron Public Schools counselors to identify the most in-need families within the district. This year over 580 children in nearly 200 different families were identified through APS, as well as OPEN M’s internal programing. Continue reading

Project Rise hosts 11th Annual Harvest Dinner for Local Families Experiencing Homelessness

 

This November, Project Rise and Kenmore-Garfield High School hosted the 11th Annual Project Rise Harvest Dinner for the students and families experiencing homelessness. The Harvest Dinner gives these families and youth the opportunity to celebrate this festive time of year with food, fun and friendship. The evening included arts and literacy activities, parent-child activities, Thanksgiving dinner, giveaways, and entertainment. Altogether, around 125 attendees enjoyed the special evening!

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FREE DENTAL DAY FOR COMMUNITY

Dr. Stephanie Aldrich and her team at Akron Dental Concepts will hold their 3rd annual FREE DENTAL DAY at their office for those in need of dental treatment on Friday, August 3, 2018, 8am to 2pm. “Our community does so much for our families that this is an easy way to give back,” said Dr Aldrich.

Health restrictions do apply. Adults only can choose a filling, an extraction, or a cleaning to have done. Donations and volunteers greatly appreciated. Come early- free toothbrushes available. Treatment is done on a first-come, first served basis and the last patient will be seen at 2pm.

For more information on Free Dental Day, and to stay updated as new information is released, please call our Free Dental Day Information Hotline at: 330-666-7440. If you would like to be a part of helping with this event please email us at: docaldrich@gmail.com.

Glover Students Sell Newspapers, Donate Profits to Project Rise

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The Glover Gazette Team and Project Rise staff take a picture together to celebrate the Gazette’s hard work!

 

This year Project Rise was the grateful recipient of The Glover Gazette’s annual newspaper sales. The Glover Gazette is the product of a wonderful team of teachers and volunteers who were able to inspire a talented group of young students to create and sell a school newspaper every month of the school year.

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