North Harrison Ronald McDonald House Service Project
North Harrison School District 2015 Service Project to benefit What is the Ronald McDonald House?
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a “home away from home” for families who have children receiving medical care in a Kansas City Hospital. Families who have children needing extensive medical stays in a hospital are already faced with a financial burden. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to have a free place to stay, a home cooked meal, comfortable bed, warm shower, and a calming place to rejuvenate! On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City serves 87 families. Last year, their houses and family room provided lodging to more than 4,500 families as well as opened their doors to support over 63,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children's Mercy Hospital. Sharing your time, talent and financial support provides hope for families facing a medical crisis.
Why should we help? The Ronald McDonald house has provided a home away from home for over 20 families within our Shamrock family at one time or another. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about helping others, but to also show gratitude! We will hold a “COLLECTION DRIVE” to donate. They are in need of any basic household items that you would need in your own house! Ideas that you could donate include, but not limited to: Breakfast Items: Coffee (grounds-non-decaf) Breakfast Bars Coffee Creamers Coffee cups Coffee stir straws Pop-Tarts Coffee Filters Cleaning Supplies: Disinfectant Wipes Toilet Bowel Cleaner Windex Activities: Coloring Books Crayons Small Cars Handheld games Books Baby Dolls Travel Size Items: Shampoo Soap Deodorant Toothpaste Mouthwash Paper Goods: Paper Towels Toilet Paper Napkins Trash bags (all sizes) Tissues Paper Plates Plastic Cups Top 10 Wish List: (These are the top ten things that they are in most need of) Disposable Coffee Cups, Regular Ground Coffee, Dryer Sheets, Toothbrushes (individually packaged)/Travel size toothpaste, Trash Can liners (ALL sizes), Disinfectant Wipes, Brownie Mix, Disposable latex or non-latex gloves, Coffee Creamer, Tupperware/food storage containers
COLLECTION DRIVE: NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 9 WE WILL HAVE A COMPETITION TO SEE WHICH GRADE LEVEL CAN BRING THE MOST ITEMS.