Each year more than 900 individuals volunteer a portion of their time at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Our volunteers are very special people who play an important role in the continued growth of our medical center.
The volunteer services mission is to help improve the quality of services of Dayton Children’s Hospital by assisting our staff, comforting patients and supporting their families.
What Volunteers Do
Volunteers at Dayton Children’s assist in more then 45 different departments in the hospital and five off-site locations. Volunteer tasks can vary from rocking a crying baby, reading to a child in clinic, working in the gift shop or doing data entry. The volunteer services department works hard to match each volunteer to the most appropriate job. For more information see: volunteering
Tonight we will be attending the opening dinner for 2014 Twigs Sugarplum Festival of Trees. This is an annual holiday extravaganza that kicks off the holiday season for the Miami Valley. There are more than 350 TWIG volunteers that have worked year-round to make this spectacular holiday event possible.
All proceeds benefit the Dayton Children’s Hospital.
For other event questions contact: Dayton Children’s Development Office at 937-641-3405 or the event chairman: Kelly Poplin at 937-886-5100
November 14-16, 2014
Presidential Banquet Center
4548 Presidential Way
Kettering , OH 45420 (off David road between Marshall and Bigger)
The office will be closed from December 20 through January 5th for office improvements and our annual holiday season vacation. If you have a dental need during that time, please call the office and leave a message. We will be checking our messages. Thus, the doctor will return your call within that day.
Last weekend we spent an evening at Dick and Lorraine Vitale’s home as one of the many sponsors of the Annual Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament in Sarasota, Florida. Over 100 top tennis college athletes from all over the world were in attendance. We participated because children’s charity work is something close to our heart.
Dick Vitale’s events and speaking appearances are most often to benefit children’s cancer research and inspire others to help; 100 percent of the proceeds from his own numerous book sales go to this cause. Dick Vitale gave such a heart-wrenching speech that it brought many of us to tears. He stated time and time and again, that “being a good ball player does not make you a good person. Ask yourself what you do for others, not what they do for you; teach our children to give.” Other topics included “face rejection and never give up,” bullying, and “just be good to all people.”
He has raised millions and given it for scientific research and has a goal to raise $2 million more by May 15th. When most people take it easy, he is speaking all over the world on this topic and the “game of life” as he calls it — at 75 years old. Amazing, inspiring couple.