The Final Farewell Awarded $5,000.00 from the Community Response Fund  for Nonprofits of Akron Community Foundation

The Final Farewell Project has been awarded a $5000.00 grant from the Community Response Fund for Nonprofits of the Akron Community Foundation. The funds will be used to assist families impacted by COVID-19 either by the loss of a loved one to COVID-19 or the loss of income due to the pandemic making the ability to pay for final expenses almost impossible.  To qualify please contact us at 234-571-9341 to discuss your case. We ask for a reference to verify that the case is impacted by COVID-19. Recipients must be Summit County residents.

The Final Farewell Project helps families with resources to pay for final expenses.  The organization has been able to help families that have not been able to find assistance from other agencies or assistance organizations. As an organization we do not turn families away due to race, religion, the circumstance of death, or socioeconomic status of the family or individual. With these funds provided by the Akron Community Foundation, we will be able to help the most vulnerable in Summit County that has been affected by COVID-19. We are grateful that the Akron Community Foundation shares our passion in ensuring that nobody is forgotten!

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Celebration of Life Online Silent Auction and Online Awards Event!

August 14-20th we will be holding an online silent auction! We are excited about all of the times that we will have on hand!  We will have the website information available soon. Once it is available, you will be able to go online between the 14th and the 20th and bid. The auction will end the night of the 20th with an online Zoom event that will replace our Annual Celebration of Life Dinner and Awards. Our speaker this is Kent State shooting survivor Dean Kahler. We will also have several local elected officials on hand to speak. As the fundraiser gets closer we will post the information that we have!


There will be several items being auctioned to benefit Lyle's Project. We will be posting pictures of the items on Lyle's Project's page when they become available. 


We also will be renaming our Celebration of Life Award after our VP Kitty Burgett who recently passed away. We will present the first Kitty Burgett Celebration of Life Award the evening of the event. More info on our honorees to come.                            


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