Children’s Advocate Award nominations
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 the Valley’s Children celebration May 8 at The Lake Club in Poland. During the event, the hospital will recognize donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who have given the hospital support.
The Children’s Advocate Award recognizes organizations and individuals throughout the Valley who are working to make a difference in the lives of children and who display a spirit of caring.
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 includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Northeast Ohio, and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Western Pennsylvania.
Selection criteria are as follows: demonstrates a deep 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 and 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 March 4. For a nomination form, visit www.akronchildrens.org/events/Champions-for-Our-Valleys-Children.html or call 330-746-9122. Reservations are $50 per person, and corporate sponsorships are available.