Spring 2013

ACH Summer Junior Volunteer Program

The ACH Junior Volunteer Program offers service opportunities for high school students (ages 14-18). Students must be 14-years-old by April 1st to participate. Junior volunteers gain new skills, meet new people, and help make a difference in the community!

We encourage you to request a packet and return it as early as possible. Please note that only completed packets (an application, 2 teacher references, proof of two TB skin test results and a signed copy of the Rules and Regulations) will be accepted. The Summer Junior Volunteer program deadline is April 1st.

Necessary steps to become a Junior Volunteer:

  1. Request packet (all interested students must request a packet)
  2. Turn in completed packet (application, two teacher references, proof of two separate TB Skin Tests and signed Rules and Regulations)
  3. Attend an interview (parent/guardian required to attend with the student)

During the summer program, Junior Volunteers will volunteer for a half day of service (Monday through Friday). Two 2-week sessions are available for the summer:

Session 1 – June 17-28
Session 2 – July 8-19

Questions about the Junior Volunteer Program?
Contact Sandy Burrow at BurrowSS@archildrens.org or 364-1812
www.archildrens.org/volunteer and click on "Junior Volunteers"

Save the Date - Festival of Stars Toy Drive

December 13, 2013
More details to come!

Knitting for Noggins Update

Thank you for your support! Due to your overwhelming response, over 28,000 hats have been collected and distributed. We appreciate you helping us keep kids' heads warm. More details to come this summer about our 2013 Knitting for Noggins program. Keep knitting and crocheting – we will begin accepting hats again in September.

Family Packs Needed

We have a need for "family packs" - a Ziploc bag (7-8 inches or 1 quart) full of small toiletries and personal hygiene items. Travel size items are desired for convenience-toothbrushes, small toothpastes, mouthwash, combs, soaps, shampoo/conditioners, lotions, deodorants, razors, and small sewing kits. Small writing tablets and ink pens are also appreciated. These items are provided to our parents and caregivers who have a need for them during their hospital stay.

Spring Wish List

Listed below are the items that we are currently in need of:

4-oz and 8-oz Baby Bottles
Baby Wipes
Hand-held Electronic Games
Disposable Cameras
Batteries (C and D)
Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy)
Gift Certificates for Playaway Gift Shop (ACH gift shop)
Baby Grooming items
8" x 8" Scrapbook albums
Teen Items
Sports Bottles
Ear Buds

Click here for a complete seasonal wish list.

New Parent Planner

Babies don't come with instruction manuals. But this is the next best thing!

Our team of pediatric experts has developed a user-friendly planner that is great for new parents. The New Parent Planner provides important information about caring for a new baby – from how to make sure your baby receives the best medical care possible to dosage charts and safety tips. The New Parent Planner also helps parents organize important paperwork related mom and baby's care.

If you or anyone you know is expecting a new bundle of joy, click here to request your FREE New Parent Planner from Arkansas Children's Hospital.


Foundation Events

Arkansas a la Carte: Thursday, April 18

Sample specialty dishes prepared by the chefs at more than 25 of Arkansas' finest restaurants and caterers in one location! The Arkansas Children's Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its eighth annual Arkansas a la Carte from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at Children's Hall on ACH campus. You can peruse a silent auction stocked full of premium goodies while tasting the chefs' signature dishes. Acoustic guitarist Josh Green will entertain you with his funky blend of alternative, country and indie sounds. Tickets are $100 per person. More information is available at giving.archildrens.org.