Canfield High School junior Max Lee wants to both entertain and inspire Akron Children’s patients who he encounters as part of a new volunteer initiative he helped establish. Max, a participant in the hospital’s Teen Outreach program, plays keyboard in the outpatient registration waiting room on the Beeghly campus for an hour each week.
Girseal Dixon has spent a lifetime raising and working with children. She’s been a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a foster parent, a school lunchroom aide, a daycare owner and a scout leader. And each child, she says, has been a blessing. Now Dixon is the Beeghly campus’ first “Foster Grandparent,” a pilot program launched […]
Both Monica Zackeroff and Marijo Lendak started volunteering at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus after retiring from their respective careers. They love interacting with the kids in the hospital and doing other tasks assigned to them.
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.
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.
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.