Akron Children’s Seeks Nominations for Advocate Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is accepting nominations for the Children’s Advocate Award through March 3.

Nominees may be individuals, groups or organizations in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties, as well as Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania. Nomination forms are available here. Self-nominations are accepted.

The selection criteria for the award are:

  • Demonstrates a deep, caring desire to help children.
  • Has taken action to address a problem facing local children or youth.
  • Has provided three or more years of service directly affecting the well-being of children.
  • Addresses a broad problem/issue affecting a large number of children or youth.
  • Demonstrates a long-term commitment to finding solutions to the problem/issue, primarily at the local level.
  • Gives personal volunteer service over and above the expectations of his/her career or profession.
  • 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.

The award will be presented at the hospital’s Champions for Our Valley’s Children dinner May 7 at The Lake Club. In addition to the presentation of the Children’s Advocate Award, Akron Children’s will also recognize staff, volunteers, donors and community partners that support the hospital.

Reservations are $50 for person and corporate sponsorships are available. For more information, visit AkronChildrens.org/mvchampions or contact Charlotte Diss at 330 746 8712 or cdiss@akronchildrens.org.

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