Southside Math Club supports Ronald McDonald House

Published 6:28 pm Friday, May 24, 2019

From Southside High School

The Math Club of Southside High School recently completed its spring community service project for the 2018-2019 school year. Each year, the club focuses on the Ronald McDonald House of Greenville as their its spring service project.

The Ronald McDonald House on Moye Boulevard can accommodate 21 families at once while the RMH in Vidant Pitt Hospital can accommodate six families. With their recent expansion, the House helps more families of sick children in Eastern North Carolina than ever before and is always appreciative of any support they receive. The SHS Math Club sells RMH t-shirts as a spring fundraiser, collects items from the RMH wish list to assist with the daily functioning of the House and collects can tabs year round to benefit the House.

This year, 19 Ronald McDonald House tee-shirts were sold for the Sport-A-Shirt fundraiser. Each shirt purchased paid for a family to spend one night at the Ronald McDonald House. Faculty, staff, and students wore their RMH shirts to school on May 3.

In addition to the t-shirt fundraiser, Math Club members and Southside staff collected items from the Ronald McDonald House wish list to help the house run its operations during the summer months. Items collected included such things as individual snacks, easy breakfast/lunch items and cleaning supplies. Over 400 wish list items were collected.

After the wish list drive ended, the officers delivered the items to the House on Moye Boulevard a few days later. The officers are President Simone Henry, Vice President Sarah Petty and Secretary Madison Hudson. These young ladies were an instrumental part of the clubs’ overall success this year.

The club collects can tabs year round to support the Ronald McDonald House. Anyone wishing to make a can tab donation can drop tabs off at Southside High School, Chocowinity Primary School, Chocowinity Middle School, S.W. Snowden and Mike’s Mini-Mart of Chocowinity. The SHS Math Club and its co-advisors, Tina Petty and Lisa Johnson, appreciate all of the community support in all of their community service project endeavors.