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The Akron Children's Hospital Women's Board Presents:

Children's Tree of Lights

Join us December 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for holiday fun! Perkins Square Park at Akron Children’s Hospital will sparkle again this holiday season when the Children’s Tree of Lights is illuminated with thousands of blue and white lights. This family-friendly event takes place in the Atrium Lobby on the Akron campus and culminates with the lighting of the tree.

Please join this wonderful tradition by purchasing a light to:

  • Celebrate birthdays and holidays
  • Say thank you
  • Say congratulations
  • Remember someone special

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE LIGHTS

November 24

JOIN US

December 2, 2022
5:30 p.m.

Purchase a light or donate
Remember, honor or celebrate someone special in your life. Purchase Online

Enjoy our videos

In 2020 and 2021, the Children's Tree of Lights ceremony was presented in a virtual format. These videos capture the tree lighting ceremony, donor and honoree recognition, and the holiday spirit that have made this event a special holiday tradition for decades.

 


The History of the Children's Tree of Lights

The Children's Tree of Lights has brought 28 years of joy for Akron Children's families. In 1994, Women’s Board member, Nancy Heslop, had the idea of bringing together our hospital family for a live lighted tree celebration and worked with her team to bring this idea to fruition.

The colors of the hospital, blue and white, are represented in the lights that can be purchased as a symbolic gesture in remembrance, honor, or celebration of a person. The Bambino on top of the tree represents all the children served by our hospital.


Holiday Tree Festival with the Pollocks

Support Akron Children’s Hospital... Purchase Lights

Lights are sold individually or by the string. By supporting the Children’s Tree of Lights, you’re bringing hope and joy to all, including the children and families who come to Akron Children’s. Additionally, a permanent record of your gift will be kept in “The Children’s Tree Memory Book” located at Akron Children’s Hospital.

1st Friday of December through the end of December brings the light and joy.

All proceeds benefit the hospital and lights may be purchased in the following amounts:
$10 – blue light 
$25 – white light 
$50 – string of blue lights 
$100 – string of white lights 

Purchase lights


"Twelve Glances at Children's"

On My First Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
One big button pushed.

On My Second Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Third Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Fourth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Fifth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
The women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Sixth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Seventh Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Eighth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Cleaners a cleaning, electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Ninth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Doggie’s a snuggling,
Cleaners a cleaning, electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Tenth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Volunteers a helping, doggie’s a snuggling,
Cleaners a cleaning, electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Eleventh Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Doctors a healing,
Volunteers a helping, doggie’s a snuggling,
Cleaners a cleaning, electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

On My Twelfth Glance at Children’s, I looked and I did see.
Nurses a caring, doctors a healing,
Volunteers a helping, doggie’s a snuggling,
Cleaners a cleaning, electricians wiring,
Bakers a baking, the women’s board decorating,
Miller South a singing, Chaplain Matt speaking,
Loved ones remembered and one big button pushed.

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