Give Help

You are always welcome to come visit our Center, talk to a staff member, and take a tour. Please call us at 330-467-7945 with questions.


We would not be able to help our neighbors in need without you!


We depend entirely on donations from the community! Monetary donations in any amount are always welcome. You can donate via PayPal on the Donate page of this website or send a check payable to 'TEAC' to 9199 Olde 8 Rd, Ste C, Northfield, OH 44067.
For non-monetary donations
Individuals can help by donating:
  • unexpired, non-perishable food
  • unopened hygiene items (personal care & cleaning products)
  • feminine hygiene products
  • baby diapers and wipes. 

NOTE: We are unable to accept clothing donations until further notice. Due to COVID-19, we serve our clients curbside and they can't come in to shop for clothes.


Churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations and social groups can help by holding a donation drive for food or hygiene items.
Every October, we kick off a donation drive for our Christmas Lane program. The program benefits our clients' children who are 0 to 18 years old. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the program will be a gift card distribution only. Check the Home page of this website starting in mid-October or contact us for details if you are interested in participating.
Please call us at 330-467-7945 or email if you would like to host a drive. We would love to help you explore ideas on how you can help your neighbors in need. We can also provide flyers and bins for your collection.
See FAQs below for details on donations we do and do not accept.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of The Emergency Assistance Center! We could not accomplish what we do without the help of our incredibly devoted volunteer staff.

If you would like to volunteer or schedule a volunteer opportunity for your business or group, please contact us at 330-467-7945.

To volunteer at our Center and events, you must be 16 years of age and complete a Volunteer Application and Civil Rights Form. You can download the forms and bring them to the Center or fill them out when you are here.

If you have children under 16 who want to help those in need, we can share some of the fun and creative ways that younger children have collected items for TEAC. Here are some examples:
  • Captain Underpants superhero new sock & underwear drive
  • Ask birthday guests to donate non-perishable food in lieu of gifts
  • Have a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds
  • Neighborhood red wagon non-perishable food collection


We would not be able to help your neighbors in need without your generous support!



 What types of donations do you accept?

  • Unopened, Unexpired Non-Perishable Food
  • Unopened Personal Care Products
  • Unopened Cleaning Products
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fresh Bakery & Bread
  • Baby Formula & Food
  • Nutritional Supplement Shakes (Boost, Ensure)
  • Feminine Hygiene (tampons & pads)
  • Bladder Protection
  • New School Supplies for Back-to-School Fest (June-July)
  • Brand New Toys for Christmas Lane (October-November)
  • Pet Food

What kinds of clothing do you accept?

  • Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we can't accept clothing donations until further notice.

We DO NOT accept:  

  • Furniture*
  • Household Items (bedding, linens, towels & curtains)
  • Books
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Toys or Games (except new, in-package toys for Christmas Lane)
  • Car Seats
  • Opened or used Personal Care Items or Food (except for individually wrapped items)
  • Expired Food Items
  • Homemade Items (except knitted items)
  • Food Items with no labels or no Best Used By date
  • Rusty or dented canned food
  • Alcoholic Beverages

* The following organizations may accept your furniture donations:

  • Habitat for Humanity Restore
    • 330-745-9098, 330-677-8881
  • CORE Furniture Bank
    • 330-208-6948
  • Stockpile (Canton)
    • 330-455-4585

You Can Trust TEAC!

The Emergency Assistance Center is a Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, and has received the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.


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9199 Olde 8 Rd, Suite C
Northfield, OH 44067

Open Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm