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Summit County Clerk of Court’s Office supports local charities

Pictured above is Clerk Sandra Kurt with F I Community Housing Director Denny Wilson, Akron Snow Angels Founder Erin Victor and Not Just October Founder Lavar Jacobs. (Photo courtesy of the Summit County Clerk of Courts).

Published: April 9, 2018

AKRON––Summit County Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt recently announced that her office has donated $2,900 to three local nonprofit organizations that provide crucial services to the community.

F I Community Housing, Not Just October and Akron Snow Angels are the 2018 beneficiaries of the generosity of the staff of the clerk of courts office. The donated funds were raised from a program permitting staff to dress casually on Fridays in exchange for their contribution.

F I Community Housing is Ohio's largest and oldest Peer Oriented/Peer Operated Recovery Community Organization. They provide critical services to individuals and families facing the challenges associated with addiction recovery, including a changing economy, homelessness, and life in general.

Not Just October is an organization supporting those affected by breast cancer year round, not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lavar Jacobs founded the organization in memory of his mother who passed away in 2009 from breast cancer. Not Just October is dedicated to fostering a culture of encouragement, advocacy and total support to expand the knowledge and resources available to breast cancer patients, survivors, and their supporters.

Akron Snow Angels was started by Erin Victor in 2015 to provide warmth and connect with the most vulnerable in our community by providing basic essentials and fostering compassionate friendships. They provide the less fortunate with warm clothing, blankets, toiletries, and lunch.

“There are so many people and organizations doing good works for those less fortunate in our community,” said Kurt. “I’m thrilled that we can help these good works while giving my staff the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays.”