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Akron Children’s holds crayon collection drive

03-08-2024 (Akron, Mahoning Valley, Ohio )

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Akron Children’s holds crayon collection drive


AKRON, Ohio (March 11, 2024) ­ - Akron Children’s Volunteer Services is conducting the “Krayons for Kids” crayon collection drive for patients March 17-31, in recognition of National Crayon Day on March 31.

“Crayons are a classic arts and crafts tool that our patients make great use of during their hospital stays,” said Vicki Parisi, director of Volunteer Services. “There is also often therapeutic value to the artwork they create.”

New crayons can be dropped off at collection boxes at visitor desks on both the Akron and Mahoning Valley hospital campuses. If you can’t stop in, crayons can also be purchased from the hospital’s Amazon wish lists.

Akron wish list

Mahoning Valley wish list



About Akron Children’s 

Akron Children’s is an independent, nonprofit pediatric health care system that has been caring for children since 1890. With two hospital campuses, seven regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we are the only health care system in our region fully dedicated to pediatric care. With our vast network of Akron Children’s Pediatrics offices, we offer convenient access to expert pediatric primary care for patients from infancy through young adulthood. From our School-Based Health Care to our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children’s Anywhere app, we make it easy for today’s busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2023, our health care system provided nearly 1.4 million patient encounters and employed more than 7,000 employees. Learn more at

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