Donate Gently Used & New Items for Inner City Akron School Children

It has come to our attention that students at a local inner city school, STEAM Academy in Akron, Ohio are in need for school supplies, school uniforms, and personal items. We are holding a drive for this K-7 grade charter school students with two local drop off locations/times on March 20th and March 23rd.

donate to Inner City Akron School
Donate to Inner City Akron School

Please consider donating your gently used school uniforms and sporting equipment, or purchasing supplies and personal items to help these kids in need.  Ask friends and family to participate too and collect their donations.

Akron Inner City School Donation Drive Needs

School Supplies:

  • crayons
  • markers
  • glue
  • lined papers (wide or college)
  • pencils

School Uniforms:

Many kids only have1 uniform and most are outgrown. Need sizes for grades K-7th (Size 5 – Adult Large) gently used or new.

  • Khaki pants
  • Any color polo shirts

Personal Items:

  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • feminine hygiene items (6th-7th grade girls)
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrush

Sporting Equipment:

The school could use sporting equipment for recess. Gently used or new kickballs, basketballs, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and other outdoor sporting equipment would be greatly enjoyed by the students as the weather warms up and they get outside.

Donate with Amazon:

The needs of these underprivileged children are great. A teacher created an Amazon list to give you additional ideas on classroom supplies and food that would be helpful to supplement their school provided lunches – we all know how hungry our kids can be with just a small school lunch but with these children, the food they get at school might be the only food they get all day… The Amazon list is just an idea of supplies they need, they don’t need to be the exact products or purchased from Amazon. If you purchase through Amazon, you can have those items shipped directly to the teacher.

Donation Locations:

Fairlawn Ohio Drop Off

Meet in Fairlawn Police Station parking lot between Wednesday, March 20th 11 am – 1 pm. I will have my AOM sign on my car.
Fairlawn Police Station
3487 S Smith Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333 –

Cuyahoga Falls Drop Off

Meet in Chambers Room (downstairs/elevator) of Cuyahoga Falls Library on Saturday, March 23rd 1-3pm.
Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 Third Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

If you can’t make these dates/locations, please email me at [email protected] to make other arrangements. If you plan to host your own mini-drive and would like for me to pick up the items at your home or business location, please email as well.

Thank you for your generosity to these local kids in need!

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