Amazon Smile supports Akron students

Akron Promise has linked with the Amazon Smile program in order to take advantage of the ‘collective spending’ of our community to benefit the students of Akron.

When buying most products via Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of each sale to the charity of the your choice.

Amazon has created this FAQ that may answer more questions.

Please consider selecting Akron Promise as your preferred charity when you use AmazonSmile.  Use this link to select Akron Promise as the charity of your choice.

Once you have selected your charity, be sure to use the url smile.amazon.com rather than ‘www’ each time you make a purchase.  If you use the app on your phone to purchase products, the smile benefits are not available.  Some users solve this issue bynot using the app at all, or switch to their browser once their cart is ready to order and place their order using their browser.

I am happy to help you with any questions you may have.  Please post a comment or send me an e-mail

All proceeds from AmazonSmile will go to scholarships for Akron Students.

Summa Donates Lab Coats. What Can Your Business do?

​All community businesses have the potential to contribute resources to our students. Summa Health recently donated old lab coats to the students at Akron’s National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School.  You can read more in this article at Ohio.com.

What can YOUR business do?  Various opportunities are available for all kinds of businesses for all sizes.

  • Invite one or more students to visit your place of employment or work site.
  • Speak at a career day or in a classroom about your business or your role in the business.
  • Volunteer to provide assistance or sponsor a community event.
  • Give employees time off or other incentives to provide mentoring or to be a classroom volunteer.
  • Provide financial support for a classroom, school, academic event, sports team, or arts organization.
  • Inquire whether items no longer needed in your business would be useful for the students and, if so, donate them to the appropriate organization

More information about current needs and opportunities can be found on the APS Website.

There is a role for everyone in educating our next generation.  What can YOU do?