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Ronald McDonald Wish List event is Thurs., Oct. 2, 2008

Adair Countians will have a chance to help complete the Ronald McDonald House Charities Wish List tomorrow evening from 4:00pm to 7:00pmCT, Thursday, October 2, 2008 behind the Chamber Building, 201 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY in the Chamber's Fortune Street parking lot.

Yes, the drop off is underway. Kathy at the Chamber office said that items are already being received. For those who can't come during the regular drop off, it's ok to bring items now. However, if possible, donors are asked to drop off items when plenty of help is on site.
Almost everyone here has either benefitted from the services of the Ronald McDonald Houses in Lexington or Louisville, or knows a family which has. This is a convenient way to kick in and help the charity.

Ronald McDonald House Charities trucks will be in the parking lot for the well-organized event.

Leaders of the event are asking that Adair Countians bring items from the list below:
Ronald McDonald House Charity sends:
"Our Wish List"

For our families

Baby bottles/bottle kits. Disposable cameras. Postage stamps. Chux pads. Nursing Pads. Portable CD players. DVD Players. Family friendly CSs and DVDs. Preemie-sized diapers. Dreft laundry detergent. Sanitary pads. Preemie-sized clothing (new). New Car seats--Preemie and Infant. Tootbrushes. Travel size shampoo/conditioner. Travel size lotions/toothpaste. Disposable shaving razors.

For our rooms & offices

New Pillow & Mattress Protectors. White Bath/Washcloth/Hand Towels. White Bathmats. Large & Kitchen size Garbage Bags. Lightbulbs (esp. energy efficient). 8.5 x 11" copy paper (white or color). Portable cribs. Office supply store gift cards. Digital video camera. Inflatable mattesses & rollaways.

Gift cards

Gas stations (request for gas only). Grocery stores. Discount Dept. Stores. Pharmacies.

For our kitchen/meal preparation

Frozen meal entries. Individual juice drinks. Individually packaged snacks. Boxed complete meal dinners. Peanut butter cracker snack packs. Sausage/bacon/eggs. Cereal/pop tarts and breakfast bars. Juice. Coffee creamer. Small and large clear plastic food containers. Small and large Zip-Loc freezer bags. Can openers (electric or manual). Microwavable/oven proof disware. Casserole and baking dishes. Cookie sheets. Pots and pans. Aluminum foil.

To help us keep The House clean

Disinfectant Spray. Pledge multi-purpose cleaner. Clorox/Lysol cleaning wipes. All-prpose bathroom cleaner. Toilet brushes with stand. Liquid Laundry Detergent. Toilet cleaner. Swiffer Wet Jet Ceaning pads. Fabric softener sheets. Swiffer Wet Jet cleaning solution. Bleach. Scrub brushes. Windex. Comet/Ajax powder. Paper towel.

For those wishing to give money, checks should be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The check can specify "Lexington" or "Louisville" depending on donors wish.

For more information, call Donna Stotts at the Bank of Columbia, (270) 384-6433 or Ellen Zornes at (270) 384-3400.

This story was posted on 2008-10-01 08:27:11
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Ronald McDonald House items pouring in

2008-10-02 - Chamber parking lot, Fortune Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
ELLEN ZORNES, foreground, and CHAMBER PRESIDENT DONNA STOTTS were organizing items already received at the Ronald McDonald Charities Wish List Drop Off event now underway behind the Chamber office on Fortune Street. They were being assisted by Randall Banks and Brian Caldwell, out of frame, with more help, including Pam Hancock, RMH local liason, on the way. The official start, 4:00pmCT, was still 45 minutes away when the photo was taken. A lot has come in already, but there's a long way to go to fill the orange semi-trailer van in the background. The event continues until 7:00pmCT, Thursday, October 2, 2008. Clicking Read More accesses Wish List.

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