Access Shelter to hold 'youth impact' day for Summit County students in April

Jan 24th, 2019

AKRON, Ohio - Access Shelter, an agency that helps homeless women and children, has scheduled a "youth impact" day for Summit County students in grades 6 through 8 on April 13.

During the day, students will take part in on-site service projects that directly impact children at the shelter. The day aims to offer students the opportunity to make a difference for those facing homelessness while developing leadership skills.

The new initiative aligns with the shelter's declaration of 2019 as the "Year of the Child."

"The Year of the Child will focus on bringing more attention to the hundreds of children served by Access each year and strategically assisting children during their homelessness crisis," said Director of Advancement Jackie Hemsworth in a news release.

Children's programming for 2019 will focus on:

  • Providing children with mental and physical health care at no cost.
  • Offering children three meals a day, along with snacks.
  • Supplying material items such as clothing, car seats and strollers.

The shelter also plans on updating its playground equipment and landscaping thanks to a contribution from an anonymous donor.

Make A Donation

Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.

  • $25 feeds 25 women and children
  • $100 provides 50 days of school transportation for a child
  • $500 provides health care for 10 children

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