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Several Generous Akron Community Members Collected Resources for Families Experiencing Homelessness

ExplorerZoneKidsStudents From Explorer Zone with the Donated Items.


This December, several generous community members collected resources that were donated to Project RISE. Some of the resources were distributed during the annual gift distribution at Akron’s homeless shelters and some will be given out at future events.

Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education) is a federally funded, collaborative effort by the Akron Public Schools, local shelters and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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Akron Community Comes Together to Collect Christmas Gifts and Resources for Families Experiencing Homelessness this Holiday Season

shelterdistributionProject RISE Staff Members Deliver Gifts
and Good Cheer to a Family at one of the Shelters.


Thanks to many generous donations, this Christmas was a lot happier for many families experiencing homelessness in Akron. On December 16th  and 17th, Project RISE (Realizing Individual Strength through Education) staff members delivered presents and cookies to Akron’s Homeless Shelters. Staff members also enjoyed singing Christmas carols with the shelter residents.

On December 17th, several “doubled up” parents were able to come “shop” for gifts at Trinity United Church of Christ in Akron, where Project RISE was able to store and organize the donated gifts.  The gifts came from several community groups and individuals.

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