Akron Children’s Hospital awarded Mattel Children’s Foundation grant in support of the healing power


The Mattel Children’s Foundation, together with the Children’s Hospital Association, has awarded Akron Children’s Hospital a $15,000 grant to provide play and relaxation spaces in the hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit. Akron Children’s Hospital is one of 11 children’s hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

“We are very thankful to receive this grant,” said Stephen Cosby, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology. “Mattel and Akron Children’s Hospital have a lot in common; everything that we do is for the children and families. This grant will help us purchase sensory equipment we need for children with special needs, and take care of the patients we serve.”


 “The Mattel Children’s Foundation Play Grants will support children’s hospitals in their quest to create healing environments that allow children to engage in play and, frankly, just be kids,” said Children’s Hospital Association President and CEO Mark Wietecha.        


The Mattel Play Grants program builds on the success of a nine-year partnership between the Children’s Hospital Association and the Mattel Children’s Foundation that has delivered a half million toys to pediatric patients at children’s hospitals, helping create positive healing environments nationwide. For more information regarding the Mattel Play Grants program, visit


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