First Serve Goes Back to School

Supporting the Teachers and Students of North Hill

First Serve has been at North High School working on projects this summer! Volunteers have freshened up display cases and bulletin boards, applied zip ties to unused lockers, painting several locker rooms, reframed and hung athletic photos, and landscaped areas around the building. We also painted a beautiful sidewalk mural that celebrates the diversity at North High. Thank you, NHS students, Tam, Prasanna, Laxmi, and Shristhi, from the Akron North Rotary Interact Club for volunteering. It was so nice to meet you!

North High School appreciates all of the support and generosity demonstrated by First Serve and its volunteers. We are excited to form this long-lasting relationship between the members of First Serve and the staff, students, and community served by NHS.

Kim Sabetta

Campus Principal, North High School

Akron Cooperative Farm

June 13, the greenhouse given to the Akron Cooperative Farm by Trinity United Church of Christ has been reassembled! In addition, raised garden beds were built for use by the North High School Disabled Student’s Group, picnic tables were built, and the Akron Cooperative Farm sign was moved to a new location. What a beautiful and blessed day!

Dear all, what a fine day we had!  Congratulations to all!  It was a great privilege to be a part of all this goodness. YAY First Serve!  Yay everyone! It would be hard to imagine a better day for the raising of the building. It was a JOY to see a structure built in a day, and to do some of the work as well to get it finished. SO many people to thank and acknowledge!!

Mary O’Conner

ACF Board of Directors

It was a great day – with great crews, great leaders and I am glad to be back serving in north Akron!

Karen Farkas, FCCH

Julia & I both agreed it was fun, and was such a great “mental health day,” being outdoors in the gorgeous weather and working side by side with our church friends helping others.

Thanks for coordinating everything!

Leslie Bowser, FCCH

Chalk the Walk in North Hill

July 6 through July 31, First Serve is sponsoring a Chalk the Walk Competition throughout the North Hill Community. A team of First Serve volunteers assembled the kits on June 29th. They were then distributed to various locations such as North Hill Community House, Patterson Park Community Center, Valley View AMHA Community Room, and Cascade Village Community Center, for children ages 3-18 to pick up. Look at all the beautiful artwork that has been created!