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Pegasus Farm Continues to Care for Horses

Pegasus Farm Continues to Care for Horses

Date: May 29, 2020

Pegasus Farm is one of the many organizations in our community devastated by the financial effects of the coronavirus. In March, Pegasus’ therapeutic equestrian and adult day services programs were closed as was its Military Family Center. The Pegasus Farm Country Store and Gardens remained open as an essential business, offering a smaller, safer venue for people to purchase grocery items. While Pegasus’ programs were suspended and events were postponed, the need to take care of... Continue Reading

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Feeds Neighbors in Need

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Feeds Neighbors in Need

Date: April 30, 2020

In just one month, the need for food through the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank increased by 125%. Unfortunately, given the unexpected financial challenges caused by COVID-19, the Foodbank expects the heightened demand for food assistance to continue. Through the generosity of many, including Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund, the Foodbank has been able to support individuals and families struggling to make ends meet by allocating grant dollars across 79 hunger-relief programs within Stark County. “We’re extremely... Continue Reading

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Continues to Provide Essential Services

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Continues to Provide Essential Services

Date: April 30, 2020

In this time of COVID-19 crisis, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) continues to provide essential mental and behavioral health services to the youth of Stark County. Thanks to the support from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other local philanthropic support, C&A is able to provide a clean, safe environment and arm its staff with the necessary tools and resources to provide virtual services. With grant funding, C&A purchased masks for all employees... Continue Reading

Serving JRC Adult Day Senior Members in a Time of Crisis

Serving JRC Adult Day Senior Members in a Time of Crisis

Date: April 30, 2020

The coronavirus hasn’t stopped JRC or its mission to engage, inspire and empower the seniors of our community. When Ohio’s stay-at-home order was put into effect, its staff found a creative way to serve the members of its Adult Day Center while maintaining a safe distance. Because of an emergency COVID-19 grant from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other philanthropic support, JRC has ensured that senior members who regularly attend the JRC Adult... Continue Reading

YMCA of Central Stark County Provides Childcare for Essential Workers

YMCA of Central Stark County Provides Childcare for Essential Workers

Date: April 30, 2020

Although the YMCA of Central Stark County’s physical locations are closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, it has remained dedicated to building community and taking care of essential workers and their families. When the first case of the virus was confirmed in Stark County, the YMCA took the proactive step of ceasing school age child care programs. Soon after, Ohio Governor DeWine issued the executive order closing all schools and gym facilities in the... Continue Reading

United Way of Greater Stark County Helps At-Risk Residents

United Way of Greater Stark County Helps At-Risk Residents

Date: April 30, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, some Stark County residents have lost their jobs, are being furloughed or are taking a pay cut. United Way of Greater Stark County recognizes the ripple effect of financial hardship and is providing rent and mortgage assistance to Stark County households that have suffered a job loss due to COVID-19. Assistance from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other local philanthropic support has given these families peace-of-mind and... Continue Reading

Stark County Diaper Bank Supports Families in Need

Stark County Diaper Bank Supports Families in Need

Date: April 30, 2020

In the past five weeks, the Stark County Diaper Bank has distributed over 22,000 diapers to help families in need. Additional funding from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other philanthropic support helped purchase additional diapers, provided diapers to the YWCA Early Head Start program and enabled the Diaper Bank to add five temporary COVID-19 relief distributors to its existing five distribution partners. According to the Stark County Diaper Bank, babies need an average... Continue Reading

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