The center’s students, who range in age from infants to school age, served as Change Bandits for the 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon.
Tammy Powers, assistant director of the center, said all of its classrooms participated in the Change Bandit program, but the 15-month to 24-month-old group is doing something a little different to collect their change.
With the assistance of toddler teachers, Colleen Eltibi and Elizabeth Barholt, the children participated in a “hugging” booth during the center’s pick-up times on Feb. 2-Feb. 6. Parents were invited to stop by the classroom to receive a hug from their little ones for only 25 cents.
Power said several children at the center have been to Akron Children’s Hospital, whether it’s been for an illness, overnight stay, or outpatient surgery such as ear tubes and tonsils.
“We tell the children that they are kids helping kids,” Powers said. “Akron Children’s touches the lives of a large number of families in our area, including some of our own children. It is our way of giving back to the community.”
The center’s parents were extremely supportive of the activity. This is the Looking Glass Learning Center’s second year supporting the radiothon, and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who contributed.