Children’s Advocate Award nominations now being accepted

Honorees to be recognized at Champions for our Valley’s Children Celebration


Nominations are now being accepted for the Children’s Advocate Award which will be presented by Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley at the “Champions for our Valley’s Children” celebration, which will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. at The Lake Club in Poland.

The purpose of the Children’s Advocate Award is to recognize individuals and organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley who exhibit the spirit of caring and who are working to make a difference in the lives of the children of the community.  Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals, or an organization and may be self-nominated or nominated by another person.  Nominees must reside in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley service area, which consists of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in northeast Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Western Pennsylvania.

Selection criteria for the Children’s Advocate Award are as follows:

Nominee demonstrates a deep, caring desire to help children.
Nominee has taken action to address a problem facing local children or youth.
Nominee has provided three or more years of service directly affecting the well-being of children.
Nominee addresses a broad problem/issue affecting a large number of children or youth.
Nominee demonstrates a long-term commitment to finding solutions to the problem/issue, primarily at the local level.
Nominee gives personal volunteer service over and above the expectations of his/her career or profession.
Nominee promotes continuation of his/her advocacy or service by enlisting others to join in solving the problem/issue and enhancing the well-being of children and the community.

 In order to be considered, the completed nomination form and accompanying narrative must be received by Feb. 28, 2014.  For a nomination form, visit  or call 330-746-9122.

At the Champions for our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will recognize donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who have supported the hospital. Reservations are $50 per person and corporate sponsorships are available.


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