Winter 2012

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!   

Packets will be available for the summer program to all interested students beginning
February 1 st (this includes students who have volunteered previously).    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 separate TB skin test results and a signed copy of the Rules and Regulations) will be accepted.  Again, all students must return a completed packet.  The Summer Junior Volunteer program deadline is April 1, but we strongly encourage you to submit your applications earlier. 

Necessary steps to become a Junior Volunteer:

  • Request packet (all interested students must request a packet)
  • Turn in completed packet (application, two teacher references, proof of two separate TB Skin Tests and signed Rules and Regulations) 
  • Interview required with parent or guardian 

During the summer program, Junior Volunteers will volunteer for a half day of service.  Two sessions are available for the summer:

Session 1- June 11-22
Session 2- July 9-20

Questions about the Junior Volunteer Program?

Go to http://www.archildrens.org/Supporters/Volunteer-Services/Volunteer-at-ACH/Junior-Volunteers.aspx or contact Sandy Burrow at BurrowSS@archildrens.org or 364-1812


Knitting for Noggins Update

Thank you for your support!  Due to your overwhelming response, over 24,000 hats have been collected and distributed.  We appreciate you helping us keep kids' heads warm - and we will continue to accept hats through March.  More details to come in late spring about our 2012 Knitting for Noggins program.  Keep knitting and crocheting!  www.knittingfornoggins.org

Celebrating 100 Years of Care, Love and Hope

Arkansas Children's Hospital is 100!  We invite you to visit ACH's new Centennial-themed website, ACH100.org! Stories from employees, past and current patients and families, and community members represent just a taste of what is available for this site.  The site also includes timelines with important dates from the hospital's history, photos and videos, an event calendar, and of course, the stories of those impacted by ACH throughout the years. Be sure to check out this new site and PLEASE forward this link, www.ach100.org, to your family and friends. There's no better time to show your support for Arkansas Children's Hospital, as we need help to ensure a brighter and healthier for future for our kids...for the next 100 years!

Join the party - Happy Birthday, Arkansas Children's Hospital!!

Spring Wish List

Listed below are the items that we are currently in need of:
Rattles
Baby Booties / Socks (for newborns)
Pacifiers
4-oz and 8-oz Baby Bottles
Hand-held Electronic Games
Baby Lotion / Baby WashBaby
Grooming Items
Mini Mr. /Mrs. Potato Head
Rubix cubes
Farkle / Cannister Games
iPads for staff to provide teaching/distraction to patients
iPod Touch for staff to provide distraction to patients
Disposable Cameras
Batteries (C and D)
Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us)
Gift Certificates for Playaway Gift Shop (ACH gift shop)
Lego's for age 8+ (small Lego sets)

Wish List for Teenagers

Our teenage patients are often looking for ways to pass the time while here at ACH.  Listed below are frequently requested items that we need for teenagers:
Glass beads
Jewelry string, wire and clasps
"Let's Dance" Wii game
Karaoke / Music CDs (non-explicit - family friendly)
Travel Mugs
Sports Bottles
Ear Buds
Electronic Dart Boards (plastic tips)
Wallets for guys & girls
Purses
Bath & Body Gift Sets


Foundation Events

Champions for Children Radiothon for ACH: March 8-9

Tune in to the eighth annual Champions for Children Radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 8-9. This year's Radiothon, which is presented by Wendy's, will be broadcast live on both B98.5 and Alice 107.7 DJs from both stations will be live in the ACH lobby - interviewing patients, parents, caregivers and supporters of the hospital - in an effort to raise funds for ACH.

The 2012 Radiothon will have a special focus on the hospital's 100th birthday. The DJs will share stories of care, love and hope from ACH and help us reflect upon our past, celebrate the miracles of our present and take the opportunity to look forward to the next century of service to children and families in Arkansas and beyond.

How can you help with the Champions for Children Radiothon?

  • Volunteer in the phone bank.

    Help us take donations and pledges by volunteering for a two-hour shift in the Radiothon phone bank. To sign up, please contact Jennifer Selig in the ACH Foundation at x41477.
  • Become a Change Angel.

    Collect change from friends and family members and donate the change to ACH. It's that easy! Each Change Angel who raises $100 or more will receive a t-shirt and pin. Prizes are available for the top fundraisers. To become a Change Angel, visit www.achchangeangels.org or call Danelle Laumeyer in the ACH Foundation at x41074.
  • Encourage others to tune in.

  • Spread the word about the Radiothon to friends and family via email, Facebook, or word of mouth. The more people who tune in, the more money raised for the patients of ACH!