2023 Direction Home Akron Canton Foundation Raffle
Developed in 1999, the Direction Home Akron Canton Foundation believes that all older adults, regardless of income, deserve to achieve their long-term care goals. We assist in part through the Care Coordination program, as well as through our dedicated advocacy for public policy change.
In Ohio, 77 out of 88 counties have Senior Service Levies to aid in expanding services to older adults. However, none of the four counties Direction Home Akron Canton serves (Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne) benefits from the funding of a Senior Service Levy. A large percentage of the Foundation's funds go directly toward advocacy for older adults and their well-being, including Senior Service Levy efforts.
Our mission is to enable older adults not eligible for government assistance to remain independent and secure at home through access to a range of supportive services.
All older adults in our region shall have access to community-based long-term care regardless of their ability to pay.
Annual Foundation Raffle
Each year the Foundation Raffle raises over $100,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to advocacy efforts geared toward influencing public policy for the betterment of the lives of older adults. We purchase the prizes with points earned on the Agency credit cards or collect them as generous donations. Past prizes have included all-inclusive seven-day trips to exotic locations, home theater packages, Visa gift cards, spa packages and more!
NEW: Participate in our first Foundation Auction in November!