Dayton City School Student Council donates $500 to Ronald McDonald House
May 7, 2014
Chattanooga, TN — “They’ve been very generous to us over the years,” says Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga President and CEO, Jane Kaylor. “Which is nice for the students to be giving back because so many families in Rhea County use the service of Ronald McDonald House.”
It’s such a great cause that helps people in our area. We’re excited to give what we can. I think they are such a blessing to the community.
Mrs. Jill Land – Dayton City School
Dayton City School Student Council members of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades toured the facilities and saw their donation going to work first hand. The group met a mother staying at the facilities during her child’s stay at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
Ronald McDonald House is a 26 bedroom facility and serves as a “home away from home” each year for approximately 600 families with critically ill or injured children in nearby Chattanooga hospitals.
Every year Dayton City School Student Council gives donations to RMHC of Greater Chattanooga through various fundraisers. Mrs. Jill Land, a teacher of 14 years at Dayton City School, has sponsored the event for the past 10 years.
“It’s such a great cause that helps people in our area,” says Land. “We’re excited to give what we can. I think they are such a blessing to the community.”
Dayton City School also ran a massive food drive over Christmas, taking a truckload of canned goods to the facility.
About Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga provides its services to those seeking healthcare in the greater Chattanooga area. The majority of those we serve reside in our home county of Hamilton County, or in counties in a 4-state area within a 75-mile radius of Chattanooga. However, the excellent healthcare in our area attracts patients from areas of the U.S. as well as occasionally from foreign countries. We are honored to be their “home away from home.”