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


Ten 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.

The “Santa List” for the Kids includes:

  • Coloring Books    

  • Crayons

  • Socks

  • Coats              

  • Books

  • Games              

  • Infant Toys

  • Baby Clothes    

  • Hot Wheels

  • Dolls                

  • New stuffed animals             

Make a difference by helping Brighten Up their holidays. The collection will begin November 15th and run through December 18th. 

The Last day to drop off gifts will be December 18th. If you are interested or want more information please email us at Brightenupforthekids@ or click on our donation page! 


Stone Fruit Coffee Company-Boardman and Canfield Locations

Youngstown Cycle Supply-6915 Market St -Boardman,Ohio

HD Davis CPAs- 125 Churchhill Hubbard Rd- Youngstown, Ohio

The Agent- 6911 Bridgewood dr, Boardman

SuperCuts- Boardman Location 

Edward Jones - Canfield, Hubbard, Austintown, Cornersburg, Cortland

The Casual Pint- Boardman  

Vallourec- VAM (Employee donations only) 

Bo's Pet Shoppe Columbiana

Kellner range & supply

Carmen Tobacco 

A&T Stainless