Our Annual Angel Tree Ceremony will take place on Monday, December 2nd from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Akron-Summit Public Library Auditorium, 60 South High Street in Akron. The ceremony will honor the memory of over 1,000 victims lost in Summit County because of violence over the last 24 years.
Victim Assistance Program invites community members, friends, and family members of homicide victims to attend and remember their loved one by placing an Angel ornament on one of the Angel Trees on display. Prior to the ceremony, family members and friends of homicide victims may contribute a picture (5×7) of their loved one for the Wall of Remembrance by calling Victim Assistance Program at 330.376.0040. Throughout the month of December, both the Angel Trees and the Wall of Remembrance will remain on display at the Akron Public Library.
The event is free and open to the public. Victim Assistance also looking for donations to help offset expenses associated with the event. Some items needed include, paper products, refreshments, and keepsake items for families. If interested in contributing, please contact Kelly Kaufman, Director of Advancement at 330.376.0040.