Akron Children’s volunteers bring fun and creativity right to patients’ rooms with activities such as the Craft Cart, Cookie Cart and Reading Rovers. These activities offer children a fun distraction to their hospitalization and can help brighten their stay.
Volunteers visit the patient floors several times a week with a Cookie Cart and help patients bake and decorate sugar cookies. To request the cookie cart at our downtown Akron hospital, call 330-543-8424. To request the cookie cart at our Mahoning Valley hospital in Boardman, call 330-746-8350.
TWIG (Together With Important Goals) groups provide craft kits for patients to assemble. These nearly 500 volunteer women throughout northeast Ohio create and package the kits and deliver them several times a week to the patient units. They also help the children make the crafts, if needed.
To request the craft cart at our downtown Akron hospital, call 330-543-8424. To request the craft cart at our Mahoning Valley hospital in Boardman, call 330-746-8350.
Reading Rovers are special volunteers who use the familiar rhythm and rhyme of favorite children’s books to help relax ill children. Reading time is used to provide much needed respite for kids and parents facing difficult situations.
Reading Rovers move throughout the hospital during the day, evening, and weekends toting bags of books from which children can choose. In most cases, their choice provides an escape to new and exciting places through reading.
Kids are discovering you’re never too young for a little pampering.
Our glamour techs provide a relaxing and much needed break from the hospital life. Kids can now opt for a visit from our glamour tech and relax while their hair, make-up, and nails are totally made up to their specifications.
Besides, everyone deserves the right to look their best even if they are in a hospital.
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