Thursday, December 16, 2010

DFHS National Honor Society Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC held it's 2nd Annual Holiday Make and Take on Tuesday, December 14th inside the Ronald McDonald Family Room, located on the first floor of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.  Family members of pediatric patients dropped in to enjoy refreshments, decorate and fill holiday stockings and choose a present for their child from more than 150 children’s gifts.

All gifts were donated as part of a toy drive led by Dutch Fork High School’s National Honor Society. Other supporting businesses include Walmart on Killian Road and the Art of Dentistry, as they donated stockings and candy to add to the festivities.

Every year more than 2,000 family members are served by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Columbia, SC through the Ronald McDonald Family Room® program. The Family Room serves family members of children receiving medical care at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and Palmetto Health Richland’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Room is 100 percent staffed by volunteers
and is a quiet oasis within the hospital where guests can use the internet, enjoy a cup of coffee or simply wait in a peaceful atmosphere that is just minutes from their child’s bedside.

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