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We Appreciate Our Volunteers

A Glimpse into the Education, Career Development & Transition Program

Children’s Harbor is a magical place, not only for the children and their families who find love and support here, but also for those whose efforts help make the wonder possible-our dedicated volunteers. We are honored to be celebrating such a special group of individuals in the Children’s Harbor family during the month of April, which is National Volunteer month! The compassion they show to the patients and families we serve is an inspiration for us all.

Volunteerism is an enormous part of making progress in strengthening communities across America and we certainly could not sufficiently fulfill the needs of our patients and families without our volunteers. President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, and every sitting U.S. president since Nixon has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week, urging Americans to give their time to community outreach organizations.(1)

We are so proud of our volunteers at the Family Center and the Lake Martin campus and the time they commit to helping us enhance our services, programs and events. They have truly made a huge impact this past year. From tagging merchandise at the Thrift Store to hosting technology classes to sponsoring Fun Nights to taking kids boating, our volunteers are sharing their time and valuable skills with patients and families.

Approximately 2,634 volunteer hours were donated in 2014 at the Family Center.

More than 70 meals were served at the Family Center in 2014.

Approximately 6,384 patients and families were served in 2014 by volunteer based events.

(1) The History of Volunteer Week, By Jenni Wiltz, eHow Contributor

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Golf Tournament Benefits Children’s Harbor

RhizoKids Conference Provides Medical Exams for Children with Rare Disorder

Country Living Staff Visits Family Center

Church of the Highlands Members Serve in the Treasures & Thrift Store

A Letter from a Mom

Coach Pearl Swings toward a Million Dollar Goal

The Other Side of Camp: Relief for Parents

Family Fun

Spectacular Magic Show

Pig Iron BBQ Challenge

Sweet Family Moments

Magic Moments Sporting Clay Shoot

Hastings-Curtin Dinner

Davenport-Dixon Golf Tournament

Cinderella Ballerina Ball: A Magical Fairytale Event

Children's Harbor Welcomes Families Dealing with Rare Form of Dwarfism

Mom Achieves Success with Children's Harbor Program

Family Center Becomes Family’s Fun Getaway During Hospital Stay

Friends of Children's Harbor Auction

Children's Harbor receives grant to support Family Center

Christmas dinner brightens holiday for patients and families

Light the Way Vent Camp

A Letter from a Dad

COA School Nurse Workshop Lecture

The Beginnings of Camp Hemo

Awesome Day at Barber Museum!

Thanks to Boaters!

A Glimpse into the Education, Career Dev. & Transition Program

Volunteer Appreciation

Sounds of Healing

A Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Bruce Pearl "Fore the Kids" Donation

Program Highlight: Counseling Services

Smith Family

Children's Harbor and Camp Wired Together

Schuttinga Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Leah Dennis

Children's Harbor and Camp Conquest

Children's Harbor and Camp BRIDGES

Girls Night Out for Diabetes Patients

Jaquares’ Lego Story

Will’s Wish

Jesse’s First Job

Return visit brings bear hugs & confirmation

Remote car race gets Caleb walking

Now cancer free, Sydney's got a mission

Beanie Babies bring big smiles

After 13,500 toys, Bill's not slowing down

Graycen fell in love with the music

How Can You Help?

The assistance Children’s Harbor receives from generous donors and active volunteers is central to carrying out our mission. Learn more about getting involved.