Jackson Goddard School Gives Back to Ronald McDonald House
Goddard School, Jackson
JACKSON– On Sunday, Feb. 24, the PTO president and seven faculty members from The Goddard School located in Jackson cooked up a storm at the Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch. The volunteers made a variety of items including salad, baked mac & cheese, chili, roast turkey with gravy, potatoes, vegetables, chicken, cupcakes and cookies for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The meal preparation was part of an ongoing partnership between The Goddard School located in Jackson and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
In January, to celebrate 25 years of service as the leader in early childhood education, The Goddard School located in Jackson kicked off the national organization’s 25th anniversary festivities with a special fundraising campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Children, families and friends of the school participated in a “Hop-A-Thon” to raise nearly $900 for their local RMHC chapter.
In addition to monetary donations, students at The Goddard School created birthday cards to be distributed throughout the year by RMHC directors to pediatric patients or family members celebrating birthdays during their, or a loved one’s, hospital stay. On Sunday, the volunteers delivered more than 175 hand-made cards. The school also donated fresh fruit and dry goods such as cereal, peanut butter, jelly and granola bars to the families. The school has also started a Pop Tab collection that they pledge to maintain throughout the year.
For more information about The Goddard School located in Jackson, visit http://www.goddardschool.com/nj-ny/jackson-veterans-highway-nj or call 732-833-8881.