Join the Acorn Society
Acorn Society Members help bridge the gap between Red Oak’s existing resources and the annual cost of running these vital programs. Your gift works year-round to provide holistic support to children and families.
How We Offer Year-Round Support
Our Back to School initiative supplies the children we serve with the key essentials they need to start the school year. Red Oak provides backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms for kids in our care who have the greatest need based on referrals made by the therapists and case managers who work with the student(s) and their families directly.
Red Oak provides hundreds meals each year to service recipients who lack the resources to afford a holiday meal without our support. Our school-based and outpatient staff identify Red Oak students and families who are particularly vulnerable to receive the ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving Meal, including a turkey and all the fixings for the family to share together.
Holiday Giving Tree
The Holiday Giving Tree partners community members with children in Red Oak’s care to provide gifts during the holiday season. Each donor receives a wish list from a child we serve and then has the opportunity to shop and wrap. As a result of these pairings, Red Oak is able to provide over 100 children in need with gifts during the holiday season.
Although most of our staff are school-based, our services don’t end once summer begins. Red Oak’s staff engage in community-based programming during the summer months, continuing to work on treatment plan goals, link clients to vital services, and practice behavior management strategies. Funds for summer programming help us to create intervention kits that staff can take with them out in the community and offset the cost for snacks and summer experiences in tandem with partners like the Akron Zoo and Akron Children’s Museum.
Benefits of Joining the Acorn Society
Our Acorn Society members are an extension of the Red Oak family. Acorn Society members receive exclusive access to our annual Acorn Society gathering, advance alerts for Red Oak events (including our annual gala), and a dedicated quarterly newsletter featuring the impact of the Acorn Society on our community!
Acorn Society Members select from a three-tier annual giving model that works for their budget. Contributions can be made in a single payment or through a sustaining membership model broken down into monthly installments.
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