Holiday Giving Program 2020

Thank you so much for thinking about holiday donations this year to make the season merry and bright for the residents in shelter. However, to keep everyone safe, we changed the procedures to donate. This year, we are asking that everything donated – for family gifts and/or shelter supplies – be ordered online and delivered directly to BWS via USPS, FedEx, or Amazon to the Summit Shelter, 974 E. Market St. Akron, Oh 44305. More information on each holiday donation program follows…. Thank You!


Throughout the year, our shelter residents are in need of clothing, household, and toiletry items. The shelters always need general cleaning and paper products, food, and kitchen items.

We have created an Amazon Wish List that consists of these items. If you would like to donate any of these general items to supply the shelters, please contact Sarah for a list of what to purchase. The delivery procedure is the same as stated above – order online, delivered to BWS by a delivery service. If you choose to send items to use via a different service than Amazon, please address the package to BWS “AAS”.

Amazon Adopt a Shelter Wish List

Adopt a Family Program

Choosing to Adopt-A-Family is a wonderful option which involves providing the holiday gifts to a family or families. Donors who adopt a family or families, will be provided with an Amazon Wish List that the family or families have picked out. These lists will include the most needed items the family needs
for their new homes when they move out of shelter. Items may include bath towels, dishes, home furnishings, etc. Wish lists for the children may include pajamas, clothing, winter coat, shoes,
toys, etc. In order to participate in this program please fill out the Adopt a Family form, an Amazon List will then be emailed to you along with the family code which the items will need to be mailed to the attention of ex: “BWS attn: 808” Any questions please contact

Holiday Giving

2020 Holiday Giving Form
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