how to help

Who We Serve…

Hammer & Nails mission is to serve disadvantaged Stark County homeowners with home and property repairs.
All homeowner applicants must own and reside in the home and be considered as disadvantaged (may include, but not limited to: elderly, single parent, mentally/physically challenged or financially burdened) in the ability to complete necessary home repairs. Determination of eligibility is done through an in-home interview process with assessment of repair needs and willingness to partner with the Hammer & Nails staff and volunteers. Applicants and family members who are physically able are required to assist on projects.
All homeowner selections are case by case and determined by the selection committee. Projects are scheduled upon availability of volunteers, skill needed and resources available.

Who Volunteers…

Hammer & Nails works to accommodate volunteers of all ages and skill levels. From a 3 year old homeowner helping scrub and paint walls, a kindergarten class planting flowers or collecting change to buy materials, the high school football team painting a house, college students passing out information and balloons at the fair or helping facilitate the annual golf outing fundraiser, the retired teacher filing papers and updating the mailing list, to a construction team of handymen building a wheel chair ramp….there’s something for everyone!

How to Help…

Donate Your Time ~ Volunteer for a day on site, help in the office, work a fundraising event, host a Pennies for Paint can Click Here For The PDF *Call or email the office for more details on volunteering. (330) 453-6277

Donate Your Resources ~ Hammer & Nails relies greatly on in-kind donations of both new and used building materials and supplies to off-set operation and project costs. Before you throw away items, check with us to see if we can use them! Watch for items on our WISH LIST to be on sale…every bit counts!

Donate Financial Support ~ Every penny counts as we work to stretch our resources and be good stewards of finances in order to assist as many homeowners as possible.

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Coffee Club

You can go on-line and make a one time donation or set up to give monthly through our Coffee Club. It's as simple as the cost of the cost of a specialty coffee once a month to supply paint for an interior project!





Pennies for Paint

Host a Pennies for Pan can for a month at home, your place of business or church and challenge everyone to throw their change in the paint can... it adds up fast! It's a great way for for a school group, Vacation Bible School or group looking to participate in a project with Hammer & Nails to raise money.






General Support

Hammer & Nails relies solely on the generosity of the community for it's operational support. The undesignated funds keep the lights on and gas in the trucks to allow the skeleton staff t o provide general suppor to keep going and give opportunities for volunteers to make such a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.