During the month of August the Ross Medical Education Center Madison Heights, Michigan campus collected pop tabs to help support Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. This is just one of many events that are continually being held at the campus to benefit this incredible organization. With the help of all the Ross students, staff, and faculty, they were able to collect a large amount of pop tabs to donate to Ronald McDonald house of Detroit.
During the drive, students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to collect as many aluminum tabs as possible. Each classroom had small collection houses, and there was a large collection house for the pop tabs in the lobby of the campus. The pop tabs contribute to the Ronald McDonald house vision and help offset the daily cost of laundry detergent, scrubbing bubbles, hand soap, and toiletries.
“They were very kind, and the office had a very humble and inviting environment,” Ms. Seirra Hollins, Ross Madison Heights Financial Aid Student Support Representative shared about her experience with the Ronald McDonald House. “I enjoyed meeting the staff and viewing the main floor. I was not able to speak with any families or meet children on the days I visited. I was also given material about their annual events and other ways to get involved in with the organization fundraisers.”
The organization helps in many ways for families going through stages of care with their children. The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit acts as a foundation for families with children that are receiving care from Detroit Children’s Hospital. Staff has visited the house multiple times for volunteering experiences. The day that they went to sign off on the pop tabs fundraiser, they were able to interact with another organization that was bringing food to feed the families. Ross staff learned that they were contributing because they were aware of the hardships and loneliness that can come with having sick children or just not having enough support mentally and financially. “It was very exciting and motivating to see their contributions,” shared Dawn Flynn, Office Assistant. “The staff was excited and overjoyed to see our campus contribution.”