Alice and Joe Colella see their grandson in many of the children they meet as volunteers at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Beeghly campus. Their daughter’s son, Aiden Thompson, was treated in Akron after being born without a fibula bone in his left leg. He ultimately had his lower leg amputated and was fitted with a prosthesis […]
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital hosted a breakfast to honor the hospital’s volunteers and recognize their hard work and dedication. From Doggie Brigade to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cuddlers to greeters at information desks, more than 1,600 volunteers give their time on the Akron and Mahoning […]
The Holiday Tree Festival returns to the John S. Knight Center for its 35th year starting November 19. Since it began in 1982, the festival, which is presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital, has raised more than $5.3 million to support our patients and programs. “For 35 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has […]
For the past 35 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has offered people a creative way to bring their interests and passions to life. It’s also become a way for people to honor the memory of someone who made an impact in their life. For Nicci Avalon, Joni Fitch and Sara Lundenberger, the person they came […]
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 […]
The “Force” was clearly with Bobby Ina on a recent morning as he and a group of friends and clients gathered at the Montrose Toys R Us store to drop $6,000 on toys for patients of Akron Children, including Star Wars Legos and the other items expected to top wish lists this holiday season.