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Shiloh ASP Donates to Ronald McDonald House
Children enrolled in Shiloh After School Program collected items for the Ronald McDonald House during "We Care Week". During this week, staff members discussed with the children the ways that they can help people who are dealing with difficult or life-changing circumstances. The children brought in toiletry items, cleaning supplies, and paper products which are used by the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House. The week culminated in a presentation of the items to Ari Harris, Volunteer Services Director of the facility located in Charlotte. According to Harris, "This is the third year that students at Shiloh have worked hard to make a difference for our House. Each year they collect much-needed items--it's wonderful to have such a committed group of youngsters caring for our families.''
Harris visited Shiloh on Friday, September 23, and the children presented the donated items to her. She told the children how the Ronald McDonald House assists families of seriously ill or injured children receiving medical treatment at Charlotte-area hospitals and how the children's donations would directly benefit those families. According to Vickie Johnson, program coordinator at Shiloh ASP, her program has a history of reaching out to those in need. "We're already organizing about our next project,'' said Johnson.
For more information about the Ronald McDonald House or to make a contribution, visit their website at: http://www.rmhofcharlotte.org/
Written by: Karen Smith
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 by Karen Smith