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Volunteering is food for the soul

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Volunteerism and Akron Children’s Hospital go together like peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese. They’re better together.
In fact, volunteerism is at the very core of the hospital’s culture of caring and the foundation on which it was built 125 years ago.

Bright, healthy smiles are dream of volunteer dental hygienist

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Two days a week, Maddie Davidson travels through the halls of the Locust Pediatric Care Group (LPCG) carrying an oversized toothbrush and model of the mouth. When patients have a few minutes before or after their appointment, she uses the opportunity to demonstrate proper brushing and flossing and answers questions about dental health.

Keeping baby feet warm since 1961

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Although North Hill resident Vera Carano hasn’t been making socks as long as brands like Hanes®, her one-of-kind baby booties are just as well known at Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Trees sparkle with inspiration at the Holiday Tree Festival

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As you walk past the Angel’s Wings tree at the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, the first thing you notice is the large, carefully-crafted angel wings at the top. But, if you stop to take a closer look, you notice a framed picture of a bright-eyed, dimple-checked little boy who serves as the tree’s inspiration. […]

Holiday Tree Festival Special Raffle: A Jo-Ann Frozen Winter Wonderland

2014 Holiday Tree Festival

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store, a major underwriter of the Holiday Tree Festival, and its Inspiration Elves have been hard at work this year creating their own creative and icy version of a Frozen Winter Wonderland, which is a part of this year’s special raffle.

Parents wanted for hospital advisory council

Parents weighed in on various design aspects of our new office in Warren.

Volunteer opportunities abound at Akron Children’s Hospital, including ones where your voice can be heard directly by hospital administration, and your input can lead to improvements in care and new hospital policies and procedures.