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.

Akron Children’s Hospital named one of Akron’s best


Akron Life magazine recently released its “Best of the City” issue, a reader-nominated contest that garnered 1,000 nominations. Akron Children’s Hospital received acclaim in 2 categories – best local charity event and best local place to volunteer.

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.

Holiday Tree Festival volunteer spotlight: Jolea Swann


For 32 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has been presented to the community by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital. It is the commitment of the volunteers that has made the festival a successful event that draws more than 250,000 attendees every year.

Loose Knit Group swaddles babies with their talents (Photo gallery)


It started small. The idea of helping others was the primary focus. This is how A Loose Knit Group came to be. JoAnn Carney, a volunteer with Fellows Riverside Gardens, was a member of the Ursuline Mother House’s Prayer Shawl Ministry. She knitted Prayer Shawls for those in need but she wanted to expand the […]

Back pain’s insights into love and compassion

Michelle Cooley (second from right) with Akron Aeros players, staff and Orbit.

I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am for chronic low back pain! It might sound crazy, but it’s true. Besides helping me see the love and passion I have for people with injuries or diseases, I am so excited that God also used my back pain to bring me to Akron Children’s Hospital – as a therapy patient, and also as a volunteer this summer.