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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.

Hats off to volunteerism

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Abraham Lincoln, Indiana Jones and even Dr. Seuss tales were all known for their hats. And while you won’t find Mary Leuca’s hat in Hollywood or the history books, you can see her ever-changing volunteer ‘hat’ on display at Akron Children’s Hospital and the 2014 Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center. “I […]

Holiday Tree Festival Tree Spotlight – Just B Hopeful

In the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, Just B Design and Abshire and Haylan’s, a jewelry store in Stow, Ohio, wanted to do something unique with their tree, which they named Just B Hopeful.

Tree Spotlight: Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven tree - Holiday Tree Festival

Rhonda Sloan and Colleen Morgan of Macy’s Department Store found the inspiration behind their Holiday Tree Festival tree design from the poem Pennies from Heaven. Their tree is one of many unique trees you can see at this year’s 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center through Nov. 30. Admission is free.

Doggie Brigade visits offer special treat for speech therapy patients

Roxie with kids at speech therapy

When you’re a fourth-grader who struggles with reading and writing, going to speech therapy to sharpen those skills after being in school all day may be the last place you want to be. That is, unless your speech pathologist uses the power of animal magnetism to help make learning fun.

Parent Courtesy Cart brings comfort to patient families

Nicole Meta (left) and Christa Coleman-Ng with the Courtesy Cart

The Parent Courtesy Cart on the Beeghly campus is staff by volunteers from the Parent Advisory Council. They visit both the pediatric floor and the Special Care Nursery with juice, coffee, and snacks for the families.