Basic Home Improvement Ministry in Akron

2021: Project Shine is ready to work!

Making Christ known to residents of Akron, our participants and their leaders through basic home improvement.



Work Week
JUNE 20-25

Don't Miss Out

2021 Project Shine Auction - Date: 
Friday, April 23 -
6:00p - 9:00p -
Syb Party Center
4157 Hudson Drive
Stow, Oh 44224


Something to look forward to!

PROJECT SHINE This past year has been a challenge for everyone, and we feel it is important to have Something To Look Forward To in 2021. We know our Hope is in Christ and we want to make Him known more now than ever. We need your help!

Join us on Friday April 23rd as we raise funds for Project Shine’s work week during Project Shine’s Annual Auction. This event is the primary source of funding for Project Shine as we share the good news, invest in local youth and serve Akron homeowners.


Would you join with Project Shine in one (or all) of the following ways?

PRAY. God has been evident over the 18 years in this work and we want to continue to honor him in all we do. Pray for the planning of the auction and project week and all those involved.

DONATE. Every auction needs great items to be a success. You can donate an item, an experience, a gift card, a themed basket or use your imagination and let us know!

ATTEND. Attend the Project Shine 2021 Auction. The more the merrier! Stop back soon and watch for details regarding time and place.

SPONSOR. Local businesses can sponsor the auction and promote their company at the same time. Ranging from $100 - $500 you can have your business and message in front of our supporters including our social media followers and attendees.



Project Shine Would Like to Thank our Auction Sponsors

Malone U


Project Shine Work Week: Volunteers Needed

Project Shine is currently seeking volunteers to help with Shine Week - JUNE 20-25.
Download and fill out the volunteer form and let us know how you can help.

Download Volunteer Form


Project Shine is careful with COVID

With dozens of participants and leaders working during Project Shine week, we're acutely aware of the challenges the pandemic presents. Safety is a core element of every work week, and we'll be applying more precautions for 2021. This will change some of the job selections, crew arrangements and plans for gathering. Be assured, Project Shine will implement every CDC guideline to provide the safest environment for everyone involved. As we get closer to the work week, we will present a full and specific COVID safety plan. We're excited to serve families in Akron this year in new creative ways!

While Project Shine continues to finalize the 2021 work week details,
you may download the CDC guidelines to help us remain safe and healthy. Click Here

Get involved and help Project Shine by donating:

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out and contact Amy Fortunato at Thanks so much for your consideration in partnering with us this during this challenging year!



Invested in Akron properties



Completed since 2002



representing 8+ organizations each year



We seek to Glorify!

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Our History

God has blessed our efforts and deepened our passion.

The vision for Project Shine began in the summer of 2001. The youth ministries of Hope United Methodist Church and Goss Memorial Church, both of Kenmore, ended up attending the same workcamp in East Bank, WV. Neither group knew of the other’s participation. The coincidence was discovered when the guys from both groups ended up staying next to each other in the school from which the workcamp operated. As the week developed, relationships were forged and a vision of bringing a similar ministry to Kenmore was birthed.

After many months of prayer, planning, support from the City of Akron (and winging-it!), the summer of 2002 saw the dawn of Project Shine. The three day, four night event witnessed over a dozen lives impacted by the outreach ministry. Over 45 volunteers came together and impacted Kenmore. The summers of 2003-2019 have produced awesome ministry and memories. Making adjustments along the way, adding volunteers, and moving ahead with an unrelenting focus on Christ, God has blessed our efforts and deepened our passion. We look forward to serving Kenmore for many years to come.

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