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Homeless children and their families need your help now.

Your gift today offers families facing homelessness the promise of home. Family Promise is the only shelter in Summit County specifically housing homeless families with children. With your support, our Trauma Informed Case Management, Financial Literacy Education, and Open Table Mentoring Services, in addition to shelter, food, and essential supplies, help families achieve sustainable independence.

  • Planned giving through your estate
    Planned Giving is an effective and mutually beneficial way of giving to Family Promise of Summit County. By making a planned gift, you assist us in our mission to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence, while enjoying the benefits of capital gains tax savings, increased income, and income-tax savings. Most importantly, a planned gift maximizes your giving potential while providing for your future financial security and that of your loved ones. Contact Laura Shank for more information by email or 330.253.8081
  • Matching gifts through your employer
    Many employers offer programs to match their employees’ contributions to charitable organizations. You can double or even triple your gift to Family Promise of Summit County by sending us your employer’s Matching Gift form to the attention of Pauline Egan, Operations Manager, at Family Promise of Summit County, 1040 Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310 or scan it and email to
  • Mail your donation
    If you would like to send us a donation using check or credit card by mail, please click here for a printable mail-in donation form and mail to Pauline Egan, Operations Manager, at Family Promise of Summit County, 1040 Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310.
  • Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund or Bank Transfer
    Please contact Pauline Egan at 330.253.8081 or
  • Make a gift to our Endowment Fund
    Create a better future for children by helping to end homelessness! Family Promise of Summit County has brightened the future for hundreds of children by keeping their families together during a housing crisis and help them find stable housing. Over 90% of our families find a new home and are still housed two years later. That means families are not only finding housing but also are able to stay in housing. We can’t do this work without the generous support from you. By donating to our endowment, you have the power to give even more children hope for their future, for many years to come. YOU are creating a legacy with Family Promise and the families we serve ensuring that later generations have the hope of staying together and sustainable independence. Click here to donate to our Endowment Fund at the Akron Community Foundation.
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