|Jefferson FCCLA asking community for support|
|Monday, February 11, 2013 10:01 AM|
DELPHOS — Jefferson’s Future Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is preparing to “Ignite Leadership” during National FCCLA Week, Feb. 11-15. Several activities are planned for the students during the week.
All week long, there will be a competition amongst the grade levels to collect pop can tabs and wish-list items for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (Columbus) and NW Ohio (Toledo). Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. The houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
Ronald McDonald House Charities believes that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Friday will conclude the competitions and the week with Pajama Day. For a donation of 50 cents, students can wear their pajamas to school.
The community is also encouraged to show their support on Feb. 16 by bringing donations to the McDonald’s Restaurant on Elida Avenue in Delphos. FCCLA members will be present from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect can tabs, monetary donations and any wish-list items to donate to the houses.
Here is a list of wish-list items needed:
Large disposable storage containers
Chocolate chip brownie, cookie & muffin mixes
Plastic wrap & foil
Plastic storage bags
Ziploc bags - quart & gallon sizes
Automatic dishwasher soap
Cereal (individual size)
Instant hot cereals
Paper Plates 6” & 9”
Napkins, paper towels
Pop Tarts, granola bars, breakfast bars
Snacks (individual bags, packages)
Cooking oils/olive oil/non-stick spray
Non-dairy coffee creamer
Trash bags (13- & 33-gallon sizes)
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Twin blankets (thermo-style) colored
Energy-saving light bulbs
Aerosol air fresheners
Liquid soaps and refills/hand sanitizer
Small Dixie bathroom cups
Personal items for families
Toothpaste (small size) and toothbrushes
Travel-size shampoo and conditioners
Razors & shaving cream
30- to 60-minute phone cards
Adult-size sweat pants, shirts, socks, T-shirts, pajama pants, underwear
Blow dryers, combs & hairbrushes
Baby afghans or quilts (NEW ONLY)
Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D & 9-volt)
Gift cards for major department stores, grocery stores and gas cards
FCCLA would like to thank the community for its support of charities. The Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser allowed the group to donate $500 to the American Cancer Society.
|Last Updated on Monday, February 11, 2013 11:09 AM|