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.
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 […]
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.
The 2012 Holiday Tree Festival, which was presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital in November, raised $250,000 for the hospital’s patient care, education and research programs. Mary Leuca, chair of the 2012 festival, presented John Zoilo, executive director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, with a check during the annual thank you luncheon. […]