Summer and school resources



We hope you all are finding pockets of joy this summer. Pausing from media/technology and going outdoors to a green space even for a short time can help calm you and open up your posture for joy. Self care is strongly encouraged as we face this year together. Our Encompass team has put together some summer and back-to-school resources to help your family enjoy this season and prepare for the next.


Summer Learning Orrville Public Library This local library offers weekly activity kits for children up to 6th grade, Bag A Books, Tel-A-Story and more. The library in your community will also have select services even if they are not physically open to the public.


Dolly Parton’s imagination Library This program provides one book per month for every registered child from birth to age five as a free gift.


Food Breakfast and lunch are available through August 7 for children 18 and under, Monday-Friday, 11am-noon at Orrville High School, 11-11:25am at St. Agnes Church in Orrville, 11:35am-noon at First Presbyterian Church in Orrville.

Additional community food resources


Back-to-School Salvation Army of Orrville This organization serves Orrville, Dalton, Kidron, Marshallville and North Lawrence with a variety of social needs including school supplies. Sign up begins Monday, July 6. Learn more about the Salvation Army resources closest to your community.


People to People Ministries This organization is once again holding their Back to School Project to help eligible Wayne County families get their children ready for school by providing clothing and school supplies for kids from Head Start through high school. With all the changes due to the Covid-19 virus, this year’s project has a lot of changes to keep everyone safe. Visit the People to People website for full details. Register between June 29 and July 10, 2020.


Ready, Set, Learn Program This program serves Ashland County families with a voucher for the purchase of school clothing and supplies.


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