2010 Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2010 Ronald McDonald House Grant Recipients
We provided funds for scholarships for the Ranch’s free character, leadership and teamwork programming this year. The Ranch provides free youth development and therapy programs for at-risk youth.
Visit them at www.wildwoodhillsranch.com
We provided funds for the Children’s Room at Bright Kavanagh House. The play room will be used in many ways to meet the needs of grieving children in the community. Children have many questions about the death and dying process and a special bereavement program is designed to help children better understand what’s happening to their family.
Visit them at www.hospiceofcentraliowa.org
Funds provided to Friends of Des Moines Parks will be used for swimming lesson scholarships for low income children.
Visit them at www.friendsofdmparks.org
Funds will provide school age appropriate activities for children within CFI’s Early Childhood Development Services. This program serves 60 children between the ages of 5 and 12.
Visit them at www.cfiowa.org
We provided funds for Power Lunch, Everybody Wins! Iowa’s signature program. Through Power Lunch, volunteer reading mentors visit schools and work one-on-one with students for one lunch hour each week. Students come from disadvantaged families, homes where English is a Second language, singleparent homes and from other circumstance where literacy is not or cannot be a priority. This program matches a mentor with a student. The philosophy is simple, “One Student. One Mentor. One Book at a Time.”
Visit them at www.everybodywinsiowa.org
Funds were provided for Camp Amanda, a program of Amanda the Panda. Camp Amanda is a weekend grief cam to restore grieving children and families back into the mainstream of their lives through innovative services that provide hope and healing.
Visit them at www.amandathepanda.org