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Donation Drive-Thru Thursday, April 16

We need your help. Social Distancing is making an impact on the spread of the Coronavirus. Unfortunately it is also making an impact on the lives of many people with disabilities. But with your help, we can make a difference. Join us on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at our Gratitude Donation Drive-Thru. We will be collecting needed items for children and adults with disabilities, as well as those who provide services for them, who are being affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Supporting Individuals, Families and DSPs

Staying connected is more important now than ever. This is one way we can come together as a community and support one another. Summit DD’s donation drive-thru will help bridge the gap for some of the vital items that are limited in supply right now. It is also a way to gather items that children and adults with disabilities can use to stay engaged during the Governor’s stay at home orders, while day programs, schools, and therapies are closed.

“Our provider community is doing an incredible job of helping to keep people safe, engaged and fulfilled during these trying times,” expressed Drew Williams, Director of Summit DD’s Community Supports and Development department. “But they need the community’s help. They need cleaning supplies, sanitizer and activities to support people’s well-being.”

Due to high demand, many of these items are unavailable or backlogged. Providers are in need of items now to continue to keep homes sterilized for people’s health.

When and Where:

Even small donations can help.

WHERE: Please bring any new items the Summit DD administration building at
89 E. Howe Road in Tallmadge, OH 44278

WHEN: Thursday, April 16 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

HOW: To ensure everyone’s health and safety, Summit DD asks that all donation items be placed in a bag and put into the trunk of your vehicle. This will expedite the drop-off process and ensure safe social distancing practices. Summit DD volunteers will be on hand to take donation bags from the trunk of each vehicle (using CDC guidelines for social distancing).

Vehicles are asked to enter through the EAST entrance on Howe Road (near the Transportation garage) and leave through the WEST exit back onto Howe Road. (All other entrances will be blocked.)


Below is a list of items Summit DD is requesting on behalf of the provider community and staff.

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Supplies/Paper Products
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Non-medical face masks, include homemade cloth masks
    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Disinfectant spray
    • Thermometers
    • Rubbing Alcohol
    • Paper Towels
    • Toilet Paper
  • Activities for Adults/Teens/Kids (ages 6 and up)
    • Playing cards and card games
    • Board games
    • Adult and child coloring books
    • Colored pencils/crayons/markers
    • Puzzles (kids, adults)
    • Word search and crossword puzzle books
    • Chalk
    • Legos
    • DVDs (adult and children’s movies)
    • Paint and craft kits
    • Cake/cookie mixes and frosting and decorations
  • Items for Families/Babies/Toddlers (up to age 6)
    • New blankets
    • Board books
    • Baby puzzles
    • Outside toys (bubbles, balls, hula hoops, chalk)
    • Other baby and toddler-friendly toys
    • DVDs (children’s movies)

Download the Donation List

Download the press release

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