Akron Children's Hospital


Sam's Fans partnership with Akron Children's Hospital is in support of the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center. Sam's Fans first funded the Artist-in-Residence program in late 2016 and has continued to do so ever since. The artist-in-residence program works bedside and in small group settings with children and their families, including siblings, who are served by Akron Children’s Hospital.

"We are so proud to partner with Akron Children's to bring this type of holistic healing to Akron's youngest patients"


Programs Supported

The Grinch visited Akron Children’s Hospital at the end of 2018 thanks to funding from Sam’s Fans. This imaginative two-person production was put on by The Illusion Factory in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Department.

The Grinch 1 copy
The Grinch 3 copy
The Grinch 2 copy
The Grinch 4 copy

Akron Children's Hospital had an amazing showcase of the arts last year! "Ella has found hope through her deep faith as well as music, something that continues to soothe her soul even on the toughest days. She shared her talents at the Create, Heal, Inspire showcase of the arts at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center on June 19, 2019"


The therapists at Akron Children's lead a "Developmental Music Group." Check out these photos!

Developmental Group 1
Developmental Group 2
Developmental Group 3

You can provide an hour of music therapy for $30! Click here to make a donation.