Paine College Staff Association Makes Donation to Augusta Ronald McDonald House Charities

Posted by painewebmaster | 10/5/2015 09:53 AM

The Paine College Staff Association delivered nearly 35 pounds (44,345) of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House on Thursday, September 24, 2015.  When recycled, the pop tabs will generate funds which will help to offset the Ronald McDonald House's expenses.  For over 30 years, Ronald McDonald House of Augusta has been "home away from home" to families seeking medical treatment for their sick or injured child.  In 2014, it served as home to 631 families.  

Ms. Samantha Tarte, the night manager at  Ronald McDonald House, took the Paine College staff on a tour of the facility. “We were honored to be able to witness the dedication to Ronald McDonald House. This donation will go toward helping families staying here,” said Henrietta “Lois” Hayes, Vice President of the Paine Staff Association. “Samantha Tarte's wonderful personality is an attestation to the warm, friendly atmosphere that Ronald McDonald House provides. The experience resonated with the staff members. It is a blessing be able to help those in need.”

“We would like to thank the Paine College community for their contribution to aid in this cause.  Please, keep those tabs coming!  It’s a small way of making a big difference in the lives of others.  A very special thanks to Ms. Wanda Brock and Mrs. Vonetta Flowers-Hinton for assisting with the delivery of this donation,” said Hayes.

Volunteer opportunities are always available to provide a helping hand. These can include planning and coordinating activities, cooking a meal for the families, being part of the spring cleaning crew. For more information on volunteering for Ronald McDonald House of Augusta, visit www.rmhcaugusta.org.