Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley’s Grants Program Impacts the Lives of Children through St. Vincent’s Learning through Movement Project
Evansville, IN (Friday, October 28, 2016) – Please join us at St. Vincent’s Center for Children and Families on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 9:30 AM for a special viewing of a project made possible through our McDonald’s Owner/Operator funded Grants program.
This Grant allowed St. Vincent’s to purchase educational equipment that will be used to serve their current attendance of 162 children, and for many years to come. The loft is part of their play based curriculum, but it will also help increase opportunities for children to develop their motor skills, muscle strength and coordination, which in turn will also support their learning.
“Thanks to our local McDonald’s Owner/Operators restricted donation, we are able to expand our reach through our Grants program. Together, they allow us to impact the lives of children whose family may not necessarily have a need to stay at our Ronald McDonald House, but are still touched by our charity through our Grants program,” explained Theresa Floyd-Maas- Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley, Executive Director. “Their generosity allows us to partner with other area non-profits like St. Vincent’s Center for Children and Families so that our charity can
impact more children.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley’s mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. To date, the local charity impacts children through its three programs: Grants, a Ronald McDonald House and Happy Wheels Cart.
Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley have impacted thousands of children and have granted over $1.2 million to children’s organizations in our tri-state area. In 2010, the local chapter opened Evansville’s Ronald McDonald House program serving as a “home away from home” to families of critically ill children.