Pack the Packs

This annual event provides school supplies for 1-3 elementary schools in the city of Canton. Volunteers help to collect supply sponsorships from corporate and community sponsors, shop for needed supplies, assemble backpacks for students, and finally distributing the supplies to students during back to school open house events.


This year Love the Children partnered with local Starbucks stores, First Church of the Resurrection and LoveCanton to provide 638 students with all of their school supplies and LTCM backpacks.

Annual Cookie Drive

Each year LTCM provides a catered Christmas meal complete with dessert for all of the families who attend the Christmas Celebration. At the end of the night each family is provided with a dozen Christmas cookies to take home and enjoy with their family on Christmas day. To make this happen we attempt to collect over 300 dozen cookies during the month of December. Volunteers for the drive recruit family and friends to donate, and coordinate pick-up/drop-off of cookies to get them to the set-up evening on the Friday before the Christmas celebration. Some volunteers also open up their homes to serve as drop off locations where supporters can bring their cookies in the week leading up to the Celebration.


Shopping Sprees

LTCM’s goal is to make each child feel valued and special- we do that by hand selecting/purchasing gifts for each individual child on our list. We will meet at LTCM’s downtown headquarters at 901 Tuscarawas St. E Canton, Ohio 44707 (First Church of the Resurrection). Volunteers will go “shopping” through current inventory and then go out to purchase any extra toys that are needed.


Wrapping Parties

Join us as we prepare gifts that have been hand selected for each child attending the Christmas Celebration. Wrapping Parties take place at LTCM’s downtown headquarters at 901 Tuscarawas St. E Canton, Ohio 44707 (First Church of the Resurrection). Volunteers may bring their own tape and scissors if desired, wrapping paper will be provided.

Christmas Celebration

Volunteers work together to transform the commons area at McKinley’s Downtown Campus into a Christmas wonderland for children to enjoy. Gifts are transported over to the school and organized for each family. On the night of the party volunteers can also help register families, serve as ushers to help families to their seats, serve food and drinks, help pass out the gifts to families as they come to see Santa and help provide a safe and functional environment for the families attending.

Other ways to get involved

Raise support funds.

Love the Children is run completely on private and corporate donations and we are always looking for other organizations to collect funds to support our mission.

Make a personal or corporate donation.

If you find yourself with a little extra to give, consider giving to Love the Children. Monthly sponsorship and other opportunities are available and can be personalized to your giving desires.

Tell others about Love the Children Ministries.

You will find reproducible information on the web site such as our brochure and informational packet. Print off a few and distribute them to others who may be interested in getting involved.

Pray for Love the Children Ministries and the families we will be helping.

Love the Children’s success thus far is purely based upon the mighty hand of God and the doors He has opened. If you feel you are unable to get involved in other ways at this time, become a member of our Praying for the Children group.

Sign-up to be on the mailing list and the e-mail list to keep informed about various activities being hosted.

These e-mails and mailings will provide you with detailed information about upcoming events and opportunities with Love the Children as well as updates on events passed.