Victim Assistance Program’s Annual Angel Tree Ceremony will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Akron Summit-County Public Library Auditorium from 6-7:30 PM. Guests may arrive at 5:30 PM.Join us as community members, friends, and family members of homicide victims come together to honor the memory of over 1,000 victims lost in Summit County due to violence over the last 25 years.
Victim Assistance Program’s Angel Tree Ceremony is free and open to the public. If someone is unable to attend in person, their loved one’s angel will be placed on the trees with care by Victim Assistance Program advocates. The Angel Tree Ceremony will also be live streamed on Victim Assistance Program’s YouTube (youtube.com/victimassistance0040) and Facebook (facebook.com/victimassistanceprogram) pages. If you are joining us virtually, you can follow along with the event by downloading the event program, which will be posted below on December 6, 2021.
Prior to the event, family members and friends are encouraged to contribute a photo of their loved one for the memorial video and Wall of Remembrance by calling Victim Assistance Program at 330.376.7022 ext. 218 or emailing their photo with their loved one’s information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Angel Trees and the Wall of Remembrance will be displayed at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street in Akron, throughout the month of December. Family members and friends are encouraged to visit the display to view their loved ones’ angel ornaments and photos.