Changing Lives THROUGH SERVICE IN Akron, OH
- Oct 04, 2014 - Oct 04, 2014
- Nearly Full
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- How You'll Serve
Like Cleveland, this Northeast Ohio town sends numerous people into media in both New York and Hollywood. It's a town full of influencers before they even become influencers. A whopping 50 percent of America's population lives within a 500-mile radius of Akron, including the 10 million people who live within a 150-mile radius.
There's another side to this city, though. A working-class town, Akron started America's trucking industry, and served as the "Rubber Industry Capital of the World" for decades. It's also where Alcoholics Anonymous began, and where many non-profits continually reach out to the homeless and under-resourced locally. Akron has the state's highest percentage of unaccompanied homeless youth who fend for themselves on the streets. It’s a city that needs your help.
This event is about youth and adults uniting to serve, to bring hope and help to people in need.
You can and will make a huge difference. JOIN US!
The projects there are going to be varied, so come ready. Projects might include:
- Cleaning projects
- Recycling projects
- Helping some low-income residents
- Removing graffiti
- Removing weeds & debris to restore the neighborhood's beauty
Don't worry: A variety of projects will be available at different levels of expertise, so NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Important Dates for Akron
|Super-Early-Bird Registration||$29/person through August 5th*|
|Early-Bird Registration||$34/person Aug 6th through Sept 4th|
|Regular Registration||$40/person Sept 5th through Oct 4th|
*Register a minimum of 10 by August 5th and receive same Super-Early-Bird price of $29/person for additional registrations up to September 4th.
6th grade and older
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Tony Myles,Connection Church, Medina, OH"Anyone who participates in this event will know that what they're doing is more than a day of serving, but a foundation of investment for the long haul. Between its specific poverty sections and the larger neighborhood/community needs, we really do come in and make a real difference... and the kids seem to know that they took part in being the Church."