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“You will never stand taller than when you kneel to help a child”


Twelve years ago “Brighten Up for the Kids” was created to collect toys, and gifts as well as raise money for the children who will be staying at Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley during the holidays.  All toys, gifts, and monetary donations go to Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley and the special care unit for babies.

We have added an Online Auction to raise funds to purchase toys. 

Please visit the link below to join the Auction:



The “Santa List” for the Kids includes:

  • Coloring Books    

  • Crayons              

  • Books

  • Games              

  • Infant Toys    

  • Hot Wheels

  • Dolls                          


Make a difference by helping Brighten Up their holidays. The collection will begin on November 15th and run through December 15th. 

The Last day to drop off gifts will be December 15th. If you are interested or want more information please email us at Brightenupforthekids@

yahoo.com or click on our donation page! 



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