The staff and students at Ross College in Sylvania, Ohio know that holiday seasons come and go with all of their fun and events. They also know that with these good times for some come hardships for less fortunate families. That’s why this holiday season they wanted to remember those that may not feel that they have much to celebrate and to offer them some love and support.
At Ross College, the staff and faculty believe that it is their responsibility as a local organization to come together and teach their students that giving back to the community is a wonderful way to raise the morale of both the classroom and the local area. This last holiday season, they decided to do that by coming together and gathering all that they could for a favorite local charity – The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. The Ronald McDonald House is a haven for families that have a family member that is hospitalized. The house is nearby the hospital and allows them to feel as at home as possible while going through whatever is occurring with their loved one. They are able to do laundry, make meals, and enjoy quality time while still being right there for their family member.
During the drive, the campus collected everything from clothes and blankets to gift cards, food, and toiletries. Many of the staff, faculty, and students expressed that they couldn’t imagine having a loved one hospitalized over the holidays, and they wanted to be as supportive as possible for those families. Everything they collected were much needed items that families would want and benefit from in their greatest time of need. One of the Sylvania instructors expressed, “I am so very proud of my students’ participation and charitable attitude. It’s getting cold outside, but it sure warms our hearts to help!”