Nominations are 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 at 5:30 p.m. May 14 at The Lake Club.
Reservations are $50 per person, and corporate sponsorships are available.
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; may be self-nominated or nominated by another person; and must reside in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties in northeast Ohio, or Mercer and Lawrence counties in western Pennsylvania.
Selection criteria are: nominees should demonstrate a caring desire to help children; should have taken action to address a problem facing local children or youth; should have provided three or more years of service directly affecting the well-being of children; should address a broad problem/issue affecting a large number of children or youth; should demonstrate a long-term commitment to finding solutions to the problem/issue, primarily at the local level; should give personal volunteer service over and above the expectations of his/her career or profession; and should promote 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 completed nomination form and an accompanying narrative must be received by March 8. For a form, visit www.akronchildrens.org/mv or call 330-746-9122.
Donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who have supported the hospital will be recognized at the dinner.