Akron Snow Angels was started by Erin Victor in 2015 in Akron, Ohio.  She saw the struggles of the homeless in her community and wanted to do something to help.  Today, we are a 501(c)3 charity that helps hundreds of people per year.

Mission: Akron Snow Angels spreads warmth and connects with the most vulnerable in our community by providing basic essentials and fostering compassionate friendships while inspiring others to do the same.

Vision: We envision a community where every individual is warm and treated with compassion and respect.

We “Spread the Warmth” by providing the less fortunate with warm clothing, blankets, toiletries, and lunch.  Just as importantly, we want to “Spread the Warmth of Heart”.  We do this by showing people compassion, respect, and fostering friendships through conversation.  So often the less fortunate are used to being ignored, but we believe everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and spoken to as equals.

Twice a month from November through April, we go on “missions” to homeless camps and areas surrounding shelters to Spread the Warmth.  We provide around 200 lunches on each mission, as well as gently used clothing that has been donated to us.  We purchase new underwear and socks to hand out.  We also take requests for items, such as backpacks or steel-toe boots for jobs, and do our best to quickly procure the items and deliver to the requestor.  During a year, we purchase around 1,500-2,000 pairs of socks, 1,500-2,000 pairs of underwear, 300 pairs of boots/shoes, and 300 coats.  We also purchase hundreds of bottles of shampoo and body wash, bars of soap, and tubes of toothpaste.  We give out hundreds of hats, scarves, and gloves to men, woman, and children.  We also supply the homeless with items like blankets, sleeping bags, bus passes, and backpacks, as needed.

Our goal is not to just drop off a lunch and a jacket and walk away.  The organization’s plan is to connect with the impoverished to determine needs.  Our leadership and volunteers take the time to talk with people who are stuck in impoverished circumstances, to see how they can make a difference in their lives along with providing them with the necessary items that they are unable to provide for themselves.  We help them to find housing, jobs, and anything else they need to get back on their feet.

Akron Snow Angels do fundraising throughout the year to obtain funds to pay for items in the winter months.  We are also lucky to receive direct donations of money and items.  All of the lunches we pass out are donated by different local groups or families.  All donated funds are invested into the organization.

Donation Items:
Deodorant
Body Wash
Package of Warm Socks
Package of Boxer Briefs
Toothbrush and Toothpaste


Project Retread

Every child deserves the opportunity to play!

Project Retread is a program of the HandsOnSports Foundation and our goal is simple – to take gently used sports equipment collected here in the United States and give it to children in countries and communities where equipment is too expensive or unavailable.

Our volunteers collect equipment all year-round and deliver it to the needy upon request each year.

Our collection drive for 2017 is currently underway and we are looking for gently used:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Soccer Shoes    
  • Soccer Balls
  • Shin Guards
  • Soccer Socks
  • Futsal Balls
  • Uniforms

Our goal is to collect 300-500 pieces of sports equipment per community.


Sports Matter for All Children to be Physically, Emotionally, and Mentally Healthy!

The HandsOnSports Foundation recognizes that all children need the ability to play sports and improve their health & wellness for life.


Rubber City Cosplay is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to celebrate the positivity of cosplay and pop culture. We aim to promote a fun and safe environment through the operation of our FREE photo booth at any, and all events we attend!

Contact us at rubbercitycosplay@gmail.com for more details and booking information.

 


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