We invite YOU to participate in Akron Hope’s 8th Annual Holidays of Hope this Holiday season! We have 25 families and 32 classrooms available to adopt and are also seeking monetary gifts to help us reach our $20,000 fundraising goal.

Join us to help bring joy to students, teachers, and families this Holiday season!

Adopt A Classroom – We provide every student with a new and wrapped gift that gets hand delivered by volunteers. We provide you with the number of boys/girls in a classroom, you purchase the toys, and bring them back to us!

Adopt A Family – We will provide 25 families with Holiday gifts and basic needs at our partnered schools. We provide you with their wish list, you purchase the items, and bring them back to us!

We are grateful for our Community Level Sponsor, Energy Harbor and all that they do to support our year-round programming efforts

As a community partner that engages our partnered schools with year-round programming, Holidays of Hope is just one way that we support students, teachers, and families throughout the year. Read more about our year-round efforts below.


Wrapping Night
Join us at our 8th Annual Wrapping Night where we will wrap 500+ gifts! This is a family friendly community event with free food, photo booth, and other activities. Join us on Saturday December 10th at 6pm at Mason CLC.

Delivery Day
Hand deliver Holiday gifts to our partnered schools at our Delivery Days!

All dates, times, and sign ups can be found HERE

Help us reach our $20,000 fundraising goal by giving a monetary gift that supports Holidays of Hope and year round programming that includes In-Classroom Tutoring, Community Connection Events, and our Student Hope Closet.

VENMO @thewellakron
Mail a check to The Well CDC, c/o Jen Meade
647 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44304.
Memo line: Akron Hope

resources & relationships

Akron Hope seeks to build relationships with students, families, and teachers at Mason CLC to leverage resources, increase family engagement, and provide access to quality, affordable housing. We support Helen Arnold CLC to improve 3rd grade OST (Ohio State Test) scores and increase parent involvement within the school.  

Children are better positioned for success if their neighborhoods have quality schools, accessible job opportunities, and safe places for recreation. Lack of stable housing is linked to chronic absenteeism, low test scores, low parent involvement, and classroom turnover. It can discourage students from graduating from high school, prevents upward economic mobility over the long-term, and hinders families from growing lasting community connections that are imperative for physical and mental health. Through the Akron Hope program, The Well CDC seeks to decrease the 61% mobility rate at Mason CLC to 50% over the next 3 years.

What we do

Classroom Tutoring

Community Connection Events

Student Civic Engagement Cohort

Hope Closet


Classroom Tutoring

Community Connection Events




Mason CCL 4th Grade IEP student test scores increased by 60% and overall scores increased by 9% with no other interventions.

Helen Arnold CLC 3rd graders scored 3 points higher than the district average and had the highest test scores in the school. 99% of 3rd graders advanced to 4th grade since 2017.


Impacted 3,059 students, 150 teachers, and 1,500+ volunteers since 2016.

The Well CDC invests in people
through the built environment.

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  647 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44304