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Ronald McDonald House Charities

FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR HOURS HAVE CHANGED
YOU MAY EARN  UPTO 30 HRS.  1 BAG - 2 HOURS 
 
Bags must be the 8 lb. weight in either the Kraft brown or white.  You can purchase them at Wal-Mart for $2.00 for 50 bags.....You must use the bags in the ORANGE wrapper in order to receive credit for your work.
 
Why am I decorating these bags? To make a family member sitting at
their child’s bedside smile. Sitting with a sick child can be a very stressful time. A bright
and cheerful decorated bag or card can bring a smile to a parent’s face and may relieve
some of that stress that they are going through.

Who receives the decorated bags? Mostly moms, dads, grandmas,
grandads, aunts, uncles etc…. The patient (child) is often too sick or little (think babies)
to see the bag.

What words can I put on the bags? Try to put yourself in the position
of the person who may be getting the bag or card you’re decorating. Please don’t write on
words such as - good job, congratulations, it’ll get better, you can beat cancer, well done
graduate, happy birthday, this is a good day, have faith, religious references and similar
words or sayings. Some words and sayings which are more thoughtful could be – you have
strength, we are thinking of you, enjoy this lunch or silly jokes or riddles.

What pictures or drawings can I put on the  bags? You can be very
creative with lots of color on BOTH sides of the bag. Cartoon characters (Disney,
Looney Tunes, Cartoon Network etc.), animals, hearts, flowers and trees, abstract designs
are all great to include, but be creative. Drawing scary pictures (frightening characters,
guns etc.) is not what we’re looking for.
FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR HOURS HAVE CHANGED
YOU MAY EARN  UPTO 100 HRS.  100 TABS = 1 HOUR
 
The little, seemingly insignificant tab you pull to open your aluminum cans helps RMHC provide a safe and comfortable place for parents to call home, while their children recover in a nearby hospital.  
 
The Pop Top program is an environmentally smart, community friendly program which focuses on separating the pull tab from the top of aluminum can.  The tabs are then recycled and proceeds go directly to families in need who are staying at the RMHC house.  All proceeds, stay in the Vegas valley. 
 
  • Students & Parents can earn up to 25 hrs. per year with their donation.
  • 100 tabs = 1 hour of service time....so, 2500 tabs will earn the full 25 hours for the year. 
  • Tabs must be turned in in a Ziploc back with the donation sheet filled out and attached (just fold up and put in the bag), in groups of 100. That means, do not turn in 150 tabs......turn in 100 or 200 or 300 etc., 
  • Hours must then be logged into x2VOL and they will then be approved off of the donation sheet. 
 
Questions??  See Ms. Montano in the Student Union or at jonesdd@nv.ccsd.net or 702-799-4710 ex 4087
 
 
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunrise Children's Hospital offers a safe haven for parents of critically ill or injured children. 
 
In the Family Room, parents can rest, wash up, have small snacks or just have badly need relaxation and privacy time. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a desire to assist families in crisis. 
 
Please see the attached flyer for further details.