100% of your gift makes a difference
Help us raise $50,000 for Summit County's largest emergency assistance fund.
- The Summit County Cares fund helps locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or in need of medical care.
Summit County Cares Holiday Fundraiser
We need your help to raise $50,000 to help locals in crisis
The high cost of living makes Summit County a difficult place to raise a family. Many people have to live paycheck to paycheck and when an emergency arises, they are often unable to afford the basic needs.The Summit County Cares fund is used to help locals facing eviction, disconnection of heat or who are in need of medical care. 100% of the money is used to pay rent, utility or medical bills for clients of FIRC, Summit Community Care Clinic, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services. The Summit County Cares fund is the largest emergency assistance fund in the County. Without gifts from local donors we would not have a way to help people in need.
Last year 400 people were helped with the Summit County Cares fund. Of those people, 90% made less than $47,000 a year. According to the Self-Sufficiency Wage report, a family of four living in Summit County needs to make $77,000 to afford food, rent, childcare and insurance. The significant $30,000 plus difference between what people need to make versus what most are earning, explains why and injury or sickness, change in hours or the need to leave an abusive relationship can put people in dire situations.
Donations for Summit County Cares are collected year round and 100% of your gift will make a difference here in Summit County. Please donate to The Summit Foundation’s Summit County Cares fund today. The more money we raise, the more people we can help.
Dine Out to Donate
Blue River Bisto & The Boatyard
- The Blue River Bistro and The Boatyard are donating 20% of dinner sales and the Rio Grande in Frisco is donating LUNCH & DINNER sales to support Summit County Cares. Treat yourself and help the community.