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Aluminum Cans for Burned Children

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Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) raises money to help burn survivors and their families by funding educational and support programs, and paying for non-medical items or services that aren't covered by insurance. These include special protective clothing that helps skin heal, bicycles that help children exercise burned arms or legs, transportation to outpatient treatment for needy families, and more. 

Aluminum Cans for Burned Children

Getting Help from ACBC

If you or someone in your community needs assistance after suffering a fire tragedy, contact the Akron Children's Hospital Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute at 330-543-8813.

Our staff will take your case to the ACBC board, which includes volunteer representatives from area fire stations, recycling company Metalico Annaco and staff from Akron Children’s Hospital. This can usually be done very quickly.

 

Fire truck day at 2016 ACBC burn summer camp

ACBC Summer Camp

ACBC holds an annual summer camp for young burn survivors who have been treated at Akron Children's Hospital's burn center.

Located at the Akron Rotary Camp in Portage Lakes, they enjoy fun activities while the staff looks after their safety and medical needs. Camp activities include swimming, field trips and Fire Truck Day, when fire departments from the area bring their trucks to camp.

For more information, call 330-543-8813.

Burn Survivors' Support Group

Akron Children's Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute and ACBC sponsor a support group for burn survivors where they can exchange ideas and information to cope with everyday problems. Topics are presented monthly regarding common problems and issues related to the burn survivor. 

When: First Tuesday of the month September-May (except December), from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Akron Children's Hospital Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute

For more information: Contact burn education coordinator Mary Mondozzi at 330-543-8813.