Friday, January 16, 2015

Students Help Ronald McDonald House Charities


Williston High School students recently donated more than 100 pounds of aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida.  The students collected the tabs over a period of approximately 14 months.  Also adding to the donations were employees of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and “The Junction” in Williston. 

The project was coordinated by Community Resource Deputy, Grant Sandlin.  Deputy Sandlin collected the tabs and credited the students with community service hours based on the number of tabs they turned in.  Once Deputy Sandlin’s barrel was full of tabs, he delivered it to the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville. 

Deputy Sandlin is pictured below delivering the barrel of tabs to Executive Director, Sherry Houston.  The Ronald McDonald House in turn sells the tabs to a recycling company.  With the funds from the sale, the Ronald McDonald House helps families care for children with critical health needs.

LCSO thanks the Ronald McDonald House for their good work.  We commend Deputy Sandlin, the WHS students and others who helped with this significant donation. 

This is an ongoing project.  Anyone who would like to help can contact Deputy Sandlin at the Sheriff’s Office.  

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