HolidayAssistance

2013 Holiday Assistance for Akron, Ohio Area for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Check out our revised list of 2014 Holiday Assistance for Akron, Ohio Area for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!

Below is a list of places in Summit County that offer 2013 Holiday Assistance for Thanksgiving and Christmas in the form of food baskets, toys, coats, and more. Check your local church as well. If you have an organization that offers assistance, please comment below to add.

Also see Akron Community Resources post for a list of resources in Akron and Summit County for food, health clinic, dental, financial assistance, housing assistance, help with heating bills, tutoring, legal help, foreclosure assistance, and more.

This list is revised annually, please call locations for the most up to date information.

This information is provided for people who do not know where to turn.  Please do not abuse the beautiful and open hearts of the people who put these amazing organizations together.

 

Holiday Assistance in Summit County

Akron Bible Church Holiday Assistance in Akron, Ohio

Akron Bible Church offers holiday baskets of groceries and toys for kids ages 12 and under for those in need.

Sign up 1-day only on December 3, 2013 from 12-4pm. They are taking first 50 applications for toy assistance and first 200 for food baskets. Distribution is on December 17 and 18, 2013

Must provide the following for toys:
Photo ID
Proof of custody of child (Medicaid Card, Birth Certificate, or Social Security Card)

Must provide the following for food baskets:
Photo ID

Other services include clothing by appointment, ex-offender halfway house, and inmate visitation programs.

Akron Bible Church
783 Brown Street
Akron, OH 44311
330-376-5673

Akron Urban League Breakfast with Santa in Akron, Ohio

Akron Urban League offers low-income families Breakfast with Santa, kids receive a gift and picture with Santa. Sign-ups on a first call, first served basis for kids ages 12 and under.

Call 330-434-3101 beginning Monday, December 2, 2013 for your reservation – reservations required for Breakfast with Santa on December 14, 2013.

Other services offered include technology classes, emergency food, job training, work clothing, and more.

Akron Urban League
440 Vernon Odom Boulevard
Akron, OH 44307
330-434-3101

East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation Holiday Assistance in 44305 or 44306

East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation provides limited Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for low-income seniors, individuals with disabilities, and families with children during the holiday season. They offer assistance to low-income households with kids ages 14 and under with gifts and toys through Toys for Tots program. First come, first served basis for up to 60 baskets. Must live in zip codes 44305 or 44306.

Sign up November 25, 2013 from 1-4pm at 1046 South Arlington Street Akron, Ohio 44308.

Documents required:

  • Must provide a photo ID
  • Social Security cards for all members of the household
  • Proof of income(must be at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level)
  • Proof of address
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation
1046 South Arlington Street
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 773-6838

Copley Police Holiday Assistance in Copley, Fairlawn, and Bath, Ohio – Food Baskets, Toys, and Coats

Holiday Assistance for families in need in Copley, Fairlawn, and Bath residing in the Copley-Fairlawn School District. Families will receive food basket, hats, gloves, and coats. Older adults can receive a gift and visit from police officer.

Call police station at 666-4218 to request assistance or stop by the police department lobby. You can also apply online starting November 12, 2013. Applications must be in by December 13, 2013. After application is accepted, there is a brief mandatory interview.

Must provide the following:

  • Proof of address
Copley Police Department
1280 Sunset Drive
Copley, OH 44321
330-666-4218

Copley Outreach Center Service Holiday Assistance in Copley, Ohio – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Food Baskets

Copley Outreach Center Service offers special food baskets for low-income individuals and families in the Copley Fairlawn School District on major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas (individual & families), and Easter. Offers special food baskets for low-income individuals and families without children for the Christmas holiday. Pre-registration for Thanksgiving Baskets ends on November 15th, 2011.  Pre-registration for Christmas Baskets ends on December 15th, 2011. Must provide proof of address. Tuesday and Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
They also offer clothing, food pantry on Tuesdays and Fridays, and temporary financial aid.

Copley Outreach Center
1502 South Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley, OH 44321
(330) 665-3335

Salvation Army Holiday Assistance in Akron, Ohio

The Salvation Army provides Holiday Assistance for people in need during the holidays. They Partner with Toys for Tots to provide gifts and toys for kids ages 14 and under, and offer holiday food baskets for households with or without children. Call the Social Service Helpline to request an appointment and be pre-screened as it is a case-by-case basis. Call 330-996-4255 Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm

Must provide the following:

  • PHOTO ID: Social Security Card AND Valid Drivers License or State Identification Card
  • PROOF OF ALL CURRENT INCOME: Pay stubs for last 30 days, ODJFS printout, child support papers, SSI/SSD letters, Worker’s Comp statement, rent subsidy/utility allowance stubs. Note: A Health Card is not proof of income.
  • PROOF OF ALL BILLS: Includes Lease/Mortgage papers, utilities, car payments, insurance payments, child care, any other bills
  • PROOF OF ALL CHILDREN IN HOUSEHOLD: Must provide a Social Security card for all children or a printout from Job and Family Services with Social Security numbers listed for all children
  • PROOF OF OTHER ADULTS IN HOUSEHOLD: Must provide either a photo ID or a Social Security card
Barberton and Norton only – Barberton Salvation Army at 560 Wooster Rd West
All Summit County – Salvation Army at 190 Maple Street in Akron

Toys for Tots Holiday Assistance in Akron, Ohio

Find your local Toys for Tots location here. In the Akron, Ohio area, the location is:

Akron Downtown Location
190 S. Maple St. Akron, Ohio, 44302
Phone: 330-996-4255
Contact person is Ssgt Jose Polanco at 330-491-3500 ext. 209

Must provide the same as The Salvation Army (above).

Friendship Apostolic Church Holiday Assistance in Summit County and beyond (everyone welcome) – Toys and Clothes

Friendship Apostolic Church offers a one-day distribution of new and used toys and new and used clothing for all ages on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 from 9:30am to 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome, no restrictions, first come, first served.

Must provide the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of children in household (Birth Certificate, report card, or DJFS print out

Other services provided include children’s clothing, general clothing, and winter clothing.

Friendship Apostolic Church
332 Trigonia Drive
Akron, OH 44302
(330) 351-2357
 

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Holiday Assistance in Summit County – Toys

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Baptist Church provides holiday assistance for those in need, partnering with Toys or Tos for gifts and toys for kids ages 14 and under in Summit County.

Walkin for sign-ups.
Friday November 15, 2013 from 8am – 2pm
Monday November 18, 2013 from 8am – 2pm
Tuesday November 19, 2013 from 8am – 2pm
Thursday November 21, 2013 from 2 – 8pm
Monday December 2, 2013 from 2 – 8pm
Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 2 – 8pm

Must provide the following:
Photo ID
Proof of income
Proof of bills
Proof of children in household
Proof of other adults in household

Other services include food pantry third Monday of the month.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
1316 Kentucky Avenue
Akron, OH 44314
330-812-0418
330-283-0278

Holiday Assistance for Military Families in Ohio

Our Adopt-A-Family program is for enlisted military families in need of holiday assistance in Ohio. Sponsors of families are required to provide $50-$100 for a holiday meal for the family, as well as $25-$75 per child for holiday gifts.

Requirements for this program:

  • Active Duty
  • E1-E6
  • Currently residing in Ohio
  • Willing to provide appropriate documentation (LES, ID, Deployment Orders (if currently deployed), Documentation of combat injury (if wounded).
  • Have not participated in OH Ohio’s Adopt-A-Family program for more than 2 years.
  • Able to describe why you are in need of assistance this year.

Holiday Assistance for Cleveland, Ohio Area

Click here for Holiday Assistance for Cleveland, Ohio area.

 

If you have an organization that offers assistance, please comment below to add.

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