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.
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.