Thank you 1st Quarter Donors

Thank You 1st Quarter Donors!
Posted on 10/31/2019

We have had a busy start to the 2019-2020 school year! Once again, we have had special individuals take the time to show they care by making contributions to our Harris-Jackson community of staff, students and families!


THANK YOU to all of our 1st Quarter donors:


  • Detective Ballinger and the Copley Police Department donated several boxes of prizes and school supplies. Some were given away during prize drawings at Open House, and some continue to be used for incentives for families committing to excellent attendance this year!
  • The United Way of Summit County blessed all of our students once again by providing new backpacks stuffed with school supplies. Not only did the volunteers pass out a new backpack to all 615 students, they also left extras for students who may transfer to our school throughout the year!
  • Mrs. Bernette Johnson took the time to provide a donation of school supplies to be used by staff and students. The school supplies were given in memory of her husband Dave (who attended Harris as a student from 1938 to 1944) and her daughter Frances (who attended Harris as a student from 1967 to 1973)!
  • Mrs. Pam Costa, Mrs. Meri Hillenbrand and “The Friends of Harris-Jackson” have already made several donations this school year, including many bags of school supplies, bags of food items for our pantry (that they started last school year), school uniforms, jackets and coats!
  • Mr. Phil Lombardo came over and spent some time meeting with families at Open House. He then decided that he wanted to make a cash donation to be used for student activities and programs here at Harris-Jackson!
  • The Tadmor Shrine Haunted House provided free tickets for a family of four to enjoy the haunted house and hayride. This was an incentive awarded to a family that are members of our 95% Attendance Club!
  • Mrs. Meri Hillenbrand has found so many ways over the past several years to show her love for Harris-Jackson through her involvement as a special member of “The Friends of Harris-Jackson.” Recently, her grandson passed away and when her friends indicated they wanted to send flowers to her family, she insisted that they instead donate the money to Harris-Jackson. The money collected can now be used for student activities and programs at the building!
  • Christ Child Society has been a huge blessing to many Harris-Jackson families over the years. They provide free uniforms and other items for students whose families may be experiencing financial hardship or have some other type of emergency situation. They have helped many of our families already this school year!
  • The Akron Blind Center once again provided special, individually created hats for each one of our Harris-Jackson first grade students. This provides a great chance for our kids to learn that even though our friends at the Blind Center can’t see, they still take the time to share a very special talent with us!


It’s awesome when the work that we do in our building is supported and enhanced by the love, support and contributions from people and places in our neighborhoods and community. 


Thank you again to all of our 1st Quarter donors. If you have an idea about how you’d like to partner with us this year in any way, please reach out to our School Principal (Andrea Aller) or School Counselor (Lisa Heath - lheath@apslearns.org), or simply call the school. 

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