The Ada News
Collen Ross, a fourth grade 4-H Vanoss student, is starting the New Year by helping others. For the month of January, he is collecting items for the “House of Hope” in Ada.
The House of Hope has a parenting program, provides counseling for various needs, and provides material assistance for young mothers and their new family. The items being collected are diapers, bibs, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, blankets, lotion, soap, nail-clipper set, etc. Also, monetary gifts are welcome as well. Donated items may be dropped off at Vanoss School.
In February, Collen will be collecting items for the “Ronald McDonald House” in Oklahoma City. The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors to benefit seriously ill or injured children in 1984.
Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and staff, it is celebrating 25 years of offering a “home away from home” every night for 15 families. By providing lodging, meals and laundry facilities, the House helps relieve some of the financial burdens and stress for families during difficult times, officials said.
The supportive and positive environment at the House allows families to focus on helping children heal.
The items being collected are: paper plates, bowls, cups, plastic utensils, individual snack items, dryer sheets, disinfecting wipes (Clorox or Lysol), trash bags, light bulbs, liquid bleach, glass cleaner, white only — towels, hand towels, washcloths. Also, monetary gifts are welcome as well.
Donated items may be dropped off at Vanoss School.