Stickers, tiaras and capes translate to smiles

Smiles with Style, a non-profit makeover organization, began at Akron Children’s Hospital with a little luck and a whole lot of good timing.
Jen Koch, executive director and creator of Smiles with Style, began volunteering at Akron Children’s more than two years ago and turned something as simple as braiding patients’ hair into a full-scale non-profit organization.

Honoring our volunteers

Dick and Bob Green

The story of Akron Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1890, includes an element about the power of volunteerism. A group of volunteers came together to talk about one thing – service above self.

Every Tree Tells a Story 2012 Holiday Tree Festival runs Nov. 17-25


Some trees look like they should be in a department store window. Others feature ornaments that were made by hand with love. It’s not uncommon to find a tree showing off team loyalty or school spirit, while others tell a story of love and loss. Regardless of the theme, each tree shares a common theme: gratitude for Akron Children’s Hospital.