Help Stark Co's kids get back-to-school supplies

Wed, 2013-07-17 16:52 -- Sherri McKinney...

Crayons, pencils, paper, glue–every year, thousands of children across Stark County need assistance with basic back-to-school supplies.

Thankfully, there are numerous organizations in our community committed to getting the school supplies that kids need. These organizations are busy preparing back-to-school events that range from throwing full-blown parties (with food, entertainment, and haircuts) to arranging pick-up times for families to obtain backpacks filled with school supplies. Regardless of the event, these programs and organizations provide vital services to our community.

If you would like to donate back-to-school items or if you know someone in need of free school supplies, please dial 2-1-1 for details. The call is free and phones are answered 24/7 by trained Information and Referral Specialist.

For more on the AIRS accredited team at United Way's 2-1-1, visit »