Snack Lunches for SOS

We love working with Street Outreach Services – “continues to address the needs of runaway, homeless and street youth and their families in the community by providing outreach services that promote safety, well being, self sufficiency and permanent connections with caring adults”. Together, my friends and I put together 25 sack lunches. We included celery and…

Second Chance Village

Second Chance Village –  “The Homeless Charity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Akron, OH. We have both a national interest and local focus on seeking innovative ways to end homelessness. More specifically, we seek to meet the homeless where they are today to get them to where they want to go tomorrow by offering…

Scarves, Hats and Mittens

Akron Snow Angels is a wonderful organization that provides assistance to people in our community, especially those without shelter in the winter. My friends and I put together 55 bags of handmade scarves, hats and gloves. Most of the items were handmade and we made over half of the scarves ourselves. The Knifty Knitters (a…

Adopt a Family

My friends and I had been discussing our desire to adopt a family for the holidays. Our first couple of ideas fell through. Then we received a generous donation from one of my dad’s fellow firefighters. He and his wife told us that if we sold their treadmill, we could use the money to adopt…

Gift Wrapping for MCH

12/22 was a fun day. Our usual volunteers got together and with the help of some new friends we wrapped a lot of presents. First, we picked up all the gifts donated to Miller Community House and brought them back to my house. We organized the gifts, wrapped them and then delivered them back to…

Cookie Plates for SOS

On 12/17 my friends and I gathered to make 25 plates of Christmas cookies for Street Outreach Services, which is a drop in center in Akron, Ohio for homeless teens. We each made cookies at home to contribute and a couple of our grandmothers made some cookies ahead of time too (which was a huge…

Decorating at MCH

My STVM cheer team and I met at Miller Community House to decorate for the holidays. We had so much fun working with the children at the center. We sang and danced to Christmas carols and helped one another unpack boxes of decorations. Putting the tree together took A LOT of teamwork :). In the…

Thanksgiving Dinner for SOS

I have awesome friends!! We planned to make dinner for SOS (a drop in center for homeless teens in Akron) on the 15th and then it turned out I had cheer practice until 8pm. I was able to make some of the food the night before, but I am super thankful for good friends that…

Advertising for Miller Community House

Miller Community House is a shelter for families in Kent, Ohio. It’s a wonderful home that provides transitional housing to those in need. One obstacle that MCH encounters is getting the word out that they exist in our small community. Often people think of homelessness as being a big city problem, but that’s just not…

Winter Volunteer Opporunties

*Make sure you check our fall page for events in Sept., Oct. and Nov. Check back often for updates. Dec. 2nd – STVM Cheer Service Project – Decorating Miller Community House for the holidays Dec. 16th – Selfless Elf Walk/Run for the Akron Canton Food Bank. This will be our third year participating. It’s fun to…

This is Hunger

Three of my friends and I attended an interactive event at Kent State University with a few of our moms. The event focused on hunger in the United States. It introduced us to Americans from all walks of life who struggle with food insecurities. Many of them were educated, had high paying jobs at one…

Walk for Babies

We had a great time volunteering on Oct. 1st at the annual  Walk for Babies event at Canal Park. The event raises money for Akron Children’s Hospital’s NICU. We saw so many people we know and met lots of new friends too. The park was crowded with kids playing games, making birdhouses, having their faces painted…