Darlene Callan, the advisor of the Gilda Club at Gordon Central, said the club recently received a charitable donation from a recycling group that will allow members to help families and children in the hospital.
Clay Brown and Jake Mitchell of Firehouse Recycling Center recently donated a 55-gallon drum, filled with can tabs, helping Gordon Central’s Gilda Club help others in need, Callan explained.
“Gilda is an international club dedicated in assisting patients diagnosed and suffering from cancer,” Callan said. “The students in Gordon Central’s club expand their services to any human need, from economic to illness.”
Gilda collects can tabs and then donates them to the Ronald McDonald House, which helps provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
Many McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to collect money for gathering tabs from aluminum cans. Tabs from sodas, vegetable and soup cans and pet food cans are acceptable.
“I especially appreciate the efforts of Karlene Welty and Vickie Duncan and Gordon Central teachers in continuing to promote our support of The Ronald McDonald House,” Callan said.
Visit www.rmhc.org to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House and charity.