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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Week of Volunteering Joining Helping Hands Worldwide More than 75 percent of millennials prefer to donate their skills instead of money, according to a 2015 Gallup survey. They’re a hands-on generation that wants to give back to their communities in tangible ways, the researchers say. The Goodyear Tire & […]

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Sage Lewis

Helping the Homeless: One Man. One Accidental Vision. To say The Homeless Charity, started by Sage Lewis, Akron realtor and owner of Rubber City Auctions, was created by chance may be an understatement. Lewis never knew he would create a village for the homeless in the back of his warehouse in Akron’s Middlebury neighborhood. But […]

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Tommy Bruno

Rocking into the Hardship of Recovery The Greater Akron region is no stranger to addiction issues, and in turn, to creating measures to resolve those issues and to help those in need. As early as 1935, Henrietta Seiberling, daughter-in-law of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company founder F.A. Seiberling, brought Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, both admitted alcoholics, […]

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Evan Delahanty, Peaceful Fruits

  Energizing Communities in Akron and Across the Globe Evan Delahanty founded Peaceful Fruits after returning to Akron from the Peace Corps. His goal for the organization is to make delicious, fair trade snacks that improve healthy options, provide jobs for people with disabilities in Akron and protect the Amazon Rainforest through sustainable local agriculture. […]

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Jen Vliet, Akron Hope

  Inspiring The Next Generation Through Outreach Jen Vliet, The University of Akron student, started Akron Hope on campus in July 2015 when Charleston Hope founder Emily Hoisington reached out to her. Jen happens to be the cousin of Emily’s boyfriend, Chad Cooke, who had sadly passed away. Chad’s commitment to creating hope became the […]

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Eva and Riley Kemper

  Battling Hunger with Love and Lemonade At nine and 12 years old, Eva and Riley Kemper have a lot of life figured out already. “We just don’t know what other kids are going through,” says Eva who is in fourth grade at Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls. “What if they are having a bad […]

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Philip H. Maynard

Supporting Youths’ Hearts and Minds “I’ve been very blessed over the years and believe that when you give, you also receive; not only is it a duty and an honor, but it’s really a true joy. The Maynard Family Foundation is focused on children, education, and helping those who are working on reinventing,” says Philip […]

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