Akron Children’s seeks Change Bandits for 15th annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon

Annual radiothon to be held Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD


Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking Change Bandits to support the 15th annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon presented by 98.1 WKDD, which will air Feb. 13-15.

The Change Bandits campaign is a popular, grassroots fundraising effort designed to turn spare change into miracles for children treated at Akron Children's Hospital.

Serving as a Change Bandit gives everyone, from elementary students to those in corporate offices, the opportunity to raise money for the hospital, and turn in their donations on-air.

“The Change Bandit campaign is unique because it gives people a way to participate for their own reasons,” said Nicci Avalon, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program manager at Akron Children’s Hospital. “We receive great support. Whether it’s former patients and their families saying thank you for the care they received, or schools and organizations supporting our patients, these Change Bandits help us provide our patients with the best care.”

Prizes will be awarded to the top Change Bandits in five categories: individuals, schools/organizations, small companies (less than 100 employees), large companies (more than 100 employees) and hospital departments.

Individual Change Bandits are given a fundraising goal of $100, which can purchase 575 diapers or 100 pacifiers. Change Bandit groups are given a fundraising goal of $250, which can purchase 8,300 Band-aids or 2,735 children’s toothbrushes.

In 15 years, nearly 6,000 Change Bandits have donated more than $2.2 million during radiothon. To date, the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon has raised more than $8.3 million dollars for the patients at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Anyone interested in becoming a Change Bandit can register online. Change Bandit fundraising kits will be mailed to participants. Change Bandits are sponsored in part by Charles Schwab and Dairy Queen.


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