Akron-Canton Airport program supports passengers with hidden disabilities

The Akron-Canton Airport has launched a new initiative called The Sunflower Program that makes the airport experience more accommodating for travelers with hidden disabilities.

February 06, 2023

Louisville Middle School teacher receives Amazing Teaching Award

When Louisville Middle School intervention specialist Chelsea Ball was recently awarded the Amazing Teaching Award and its monthly national prize, she was not expecting the recognition.

January 30, 2023

North Canton Public Library provides home delivery for new parents

Through the North Canton Public Library’s new Special Delivery Program, residents of the North Canton City School District with a new child in their home can request books, DVDs and other library materials for older siblings, the new child or themselves.

January 23, 2023

McKinley Senior High engineering class makes musical dreams come true

It was a welcome challenge when guitar teacher reached out to the class with an unusual request: Could the pre-engineering students use the 3D printer to develop a custom assistive device to help a student with cerebral palsy play the guitar?

January 06, 2023

Canton's Golden Key Center renovation and expansion moving ahead

The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children is well on its way to serving more local students with special needs by undergoing a $2.5 million renovation and expansion.

January 02, 2023

A Community Christmas gifts joy

A Community Christmas is a staple in Stark County each December, providing holiday joy for local families in need. This year, more than 1,300 people had a brighter season because of the organization’s programs and donations from our community.

December 30, 2022

Local construction company gives back with Hammer & Nails

When an Alliance resident contacted local nonprofit construction ministry Hammer & Nails about replacing her front porch this year, she knew it would take close to a miracle to make it happen. That's when Fred Olivieri Construction Co. stepped in.

December 12, 2022

Bike ministry provides hope for shelter residents

For some, a bike provides more than just a ride — it’s a solution, a sense of autonomy and the difference between making it to a meal and being stuck without food because of a lack of transportation. Mike and Jim at Gemini Bicycle & Ski understand that.

December 05, 2022

Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide

If you would like to support your community this holiday season but aren't sure how, Stark Community Foundation can help. Our Nonprofit Holiday Giving Guide is a curated list of year-end needs of 10 local nonprofits serving our community.

November 28, 2022

Light after Loss offers healing through peer support

For many who have lost loved ones to suicide, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time. Light after Loss provides a space for individuals in our community to heal and process their grief through a strong peer support system and services.

November 28, 2022

A caring and faithful legacy

From an early age, Robert James “BJ” Murphy was a community champion. The Stark County native graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1997 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.

November 21, 2022

Changing Babies Changes Lives

The all-volunteer nonprofit Stark County Diaper Bank collects, stores, repackages and distributes free diapers to families in times of need through a network of community food pantries, family service agencies and faith-based organizations.

November 21, 2022

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