If you work or volunteer in a children’s hospital long enough, you know that teens don’t respond to toys and stuffed animals with the same enthusiasm as younger children. This observation prompted Akron Children’s volunteer Lyndsay Cole, an 11th grader at Fairless High School, to create a cart full of items that appeal to teens. […]
It’s for the kids. It’s a simple, but meaningful sentiment that is echoed throughout Akron Children’s Hospital’s volunteer department, and it’s a sentiment that unites Keith Baker, Mark Geschke and Nora Houser despite their different volunteer roles. Keith Baker started his volunteer experience at Akron Children’s about 13 years ago. On Wednesdays, he helps at […]
It’s been three years in the making for Girard High School senior Kada Williams, but she finally got the chance to be one of her school’s Teen Outreach members through Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The program exposes area high school students to leadership training, career opportunities in the medical field and community service projects […]
It’s affectionately become known as the “hat tree,” and its branches have managed to positively impact the lives of both the donors and recipients of the headwear it so proudly displays. “We go through 500 or more hats per year, and winter is our busiest time,” said Jodie Gossard, patient service representative for Akron Children’s […]
For more than 20 years, Tim Walters and the Akron/Canton Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) have been quietly donating holiday gifts to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The gifts don’t arrive in the still of the night rather on a scheduled December morning after the group finishes their annual shopping trip at Toys “R” Us.
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.