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Public Safety employees help Ronald
McDonald House families
Department of Public Safety employees and members of the
organization’s Good Cheer Committee rallied successfully to raise
monies throughout 2007 in support of their holiday giving.
Money was raised from the annual fish fry events and silent auction to
benefit the Charleston Ronald McDonald House. Since 1992 and the
committee’s establishment, Public Safety has identified and helped
victims of crime and the needy during the holidays.
Each month, the Charleston Ronald McDonald House publishes a “wish
list” of items needed by their families whose child is a patient at
MUSC Children’s Hospital.
The list includes microwaveable meals, drinks, kitchen items,
toiletries, laundry detergent, cleaning items, blankets, pillows,
towels, etc. Many of these items are needed beyond the holiday months
as new families arriving daily need basic items. Just prior to the
holidays, Public Safety staff sponsored a contest among them and
gathered about four washer/dryer-sized boxes of needed items. Public
Safety’s midnight shift won the competition and will receive a
complimentary pizza dinner in January.
Additionally, staff was able to supplement their giving with Wal-Mart
gift cards for about 24 families who stayed at the Charleston Ronald
McDonald House throughout the holidays.
As a follow up, the Good Cheer committee has committed to supporting
the Ronald McDonald wish list on a quarterly basis.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2008
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