RPA Middle School Students Raise Funds for Ronald McDonald House

As part of Middle School Service Day on May 4, and additional efforts, RPA middle school students raised nearly $2,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Redmond.  

Students engaged in volunteer work such as cleaning up garbage around town, pulling weeds and beautifying school grounds. For their efforts, First Interstate Bank in Redmond donated $1,500 to Ronald McDonald House. 

Students also put thank-you bags and notes on porches of their neighbors. One neighbor left the following note in response:

“I would like to thank you so much for the gift bag left on my porch.
I had just got home with my little girl from yet another long trip to Doernbechers.
It was a rough appointment with my daughter and finding the bag the next morning made me cry. 
I would like for you to relay to the students how wonder it is to find a gift on my porch.  To know there are such wonderful thoughtful students in the neighborhood is heartwarming.
Again,  thank you so much for the small gesture.   The chocolate was enjoyed by me and the flowers brightened my dining table.
Hugs to all of you.”

Students also made care packages for families staying at Ronald McDonald House, Grandma’s House and the Bethlehem Inn.

Since May 4, all middle school students have engaged in a coin drive to further raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. So far, they have raised over $300 in coins and will continue the drive through the month of May.

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