Starbucks, Ghossain’s, Kraynak’s Collect Gifts for Akron Children’s

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Throughout the holiday season, two area businesses will join with Starbucks to host a toy and book drive supporting Akron Children’s Hospital.

Ghossain’s Gourmet Mediterranean Foods and Kraynak’s will accept new, unwrapped gifts through Dec. 21. The toys and books will be given to patients of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

Starbucks will accept donations at its Boardman, Austintown, Canfield, Niles and Hermitage cafes, while Ghossain’s will accept them at its Boardman, Canfield and Niles restaurants. Kranyak’s will be accepting gifts at its Hermitage store

“Year after year, our community and local businesses display the true meaning of the season with their support of Akron Children’s Hospital,” said JoAnn Stock, Akron Children’s senior director of development in a release. “The toy and book donations truly help brighten the holidays and raise the spirits of our patients.”

A list of the most-needed toys can be found on Akron Children’s website. For more information, contact Sarah Podolan at 330 746 8714 or

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