Cornersville students donate to non-profit

Friday, November 17, 2017
Cornersville FBLA & FCCLA members pose with Sadie, the therapy dog who is the newest staff member at the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.
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Members of Cornersville FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and FCCLA (Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America) recently delivered donations, gift cards, and pantry items to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. Cornersville High School has a long tradition in supporting the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville serves families from across the country and around the world.  Since the doors opened in 1991, the Nashville House has served more than 14,400 families from all 95 counties in Tennessee, 66 counties in Kentucky, 41 other states and 14 foreign countries.  In 2016, 502 families were served in the House with an average length of stay of 19 nights and a daily waiting list of 10 families.  They request a $15 per night donation from families to stay, but more than 91% of families cannot afford to pay and the charity has never turned a family away because of their inability to pay. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities is to “keep families close” by providing essential resources and a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. The Nashville Ronald McDonald House offers a great alternative to families who might have to pay a large amount for a hotel room….or perhaps, sleep in a hospital waiting room.