Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free School Supplies Giveaways - Akron Area Fall 2012

Norton Community Church of the Nazarene 
Wednesday, August 1st, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Free school supplies and gently used school clothing for students (grades 1-12) living in 44203 zip code.
1177 Norton Avenue, Norton, Ohio 44203

Cornerstone Church Back to School Giveaway (LEAP) 
Saturday, August 11th , 10:00 a.m.
School supplies, haircuts, health checks, lunch, inflatable attractions, and used clothing - all free!
Children must be present to receive school supplies.
578 Killian Road, Akron, Ohio 44319-2552

Copley Outreach Center School Supplies Giveaway 
Tuesday August 14th, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Free school supplies for qualifying students in Copley-Fairlawn School District.  Call to register.
1502 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Copley, Ohio 44321-1908

Summit for Kids Family Expo 
Saturday, August 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
By bringing your child, you'll be giving him or her an entertaining and educational experience and helping to promote healthy development. Plans for the day include fun activities, free back-to-school items and other giveaways, special guests and much more. Admission is free.
John S. Knight Center
77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 (Bus: Mill and Broadway)

"I Know I Can" Back to School Drive & Community Resource Fair 
Saturday August 25th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free back packs and school supplies while they last, and free haircuts
Deon's Grooming Lounge
255 E. Tallmadge Ave, Akron Ohio

Emergency Assistance Center (Northern Summit County) 
Provides free school supplies for qualifying students in Aurora, Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Northfield, Northfield Center, Peninsula, Reminderville, Sagamore Hills, Stow, and Twinsburg. Call for appointment/application.
10333 Northfield Road, Unit 74D, Northfield, Ohio 44067

St. Mary Church 
Provides free school supplies to qualifying families with low income in the Hudson City School District.
340 North Main St., Hudson Ohio 44236

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Low Cost Dental Services in the Akron Area

Are you uninsured or on Medicaid and looking for dental services in the Akron area?  More and more, scientists and doctors are learning that good dental care and hygeine are important not only for your teeth and gums, but for overall physical health as well.  The Mayo Clinic offers a good overview on the benefits of dental health here.  Don't let a lack of insurance or income keep you from maintaining or recovering your oral health.  Here are a few resources that may be helpful.

The Summit County Public Health department provides a number of services to adults and children.

Click here or call 330-812-3816 to learn more about services they offer. 

For a fee schedule detailing pricing for adult services, click here.

Looking for dental services for your preschooler?  Click here for a brochure.

Summa Center for Dental Health also offers many dental services, including implants, to those who are without insurance or who have low income.  Click here for more information, or call 330-375-6262.

Akron Community Health Resources Center offers dental services for adults and children as well in both Summit and Portage Counties.  Click here to learn more or call 330-724-5471.

In addition, some colleges and universities with dental schools offer some dental services at very reasonable rates.  Check with schools like Stark State and Cleveland Clinic to see if they have current openings at their dental clinics.

The Ohio Dental Options program is another good way to access dental services in our area.  Please click here to read more about the program and see if you qualify.

Need services in another county?  Here is a listing of safety net dental clinics for all of Ohio.

Here's to a healthy smile!