CHRISTMAS FOR THE LOVE OF CHILDREN

Thank you all SO much for your support for our
Christmas for the Love of Children Event!

Although fall is here, preparations for Christmas for the Love of Children are already very much underway!

On December 25, 2018, over 580 children woke up on Christmas morning to open presents from this program who may have woken up to nothing.

The Christmas for the Love of Children Program is fully funded by individuals and groups throughout the Akron and Summit County region and those donations determine how many children we can serve each year. 

How you can get involved:

CHOOSE ONE OR MORE WAYS TO BE A SANTA:

Financially Support Christmas for the Love of Children

    • Sponsor a child by purchasing $50 worth of gifts. You will receive the name, age, gender, and wish list for each child you sponsor. We will get this information to you on November 20.

 

    • If you are too busy to shop, we’ll shop for you! A donation of $50 will cover the cost of one child. Donate by check or online using the Donate button. Please indicate “Christmas” on the memo line for check payments and online donations.

 

  • In addition to gifts, many children receive school supplies. Specifically, we provide children with a pencil box filled with the following items: crayons, glue sticks, markers, number 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, and highlighters.

 

Please email Christmas@openm.org or call 330-434-0110 x 409 to commit to being a Santa for one or more deserving child!

SIGN UP TO BE AN 'ELF' VOLUNTEER:

Support Christmas for the Love of Children with your time

Food Box Assembly Elves
Assemble all the boxes with gathered food to provide for the families on distribution day.

    • December 2   8:30a-12:30p or 12:30p-4:30p
    • December 3   8:30a-12:30p or 12:30p-4:30p
    • December 4   8:30a-12:30p or 12:30p-4:30p

 

Gift Drop-Off Elves
Assist Santas as they drop off gifts and organize toys.

    • December 4th 8:30a-12:30p 
    • December 5th 11:30a-3:30p  
    • December 10th 4:30p-8:30p

 

Bag Checker Elves
Double and triple check bags to make sure no child is left out. We make the list–you check it twice!

    • December 11th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

School Supply Elves
Assemble, label and distribute school supply kits.

    • December 12th 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

Distribution Day Elves
Help make the big day a success!

    • December 19th 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

**This program serves families by referral only; it is not open to the general public.