Girl Scouts troop gives new life to RMHCA indoor playroom
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) is thrilled to see families already enjoyed the refreshed indoor playroom located in the west wing of our Ronald McDonald House.
This vibrant space is perfect for mid-afternoon or post-dinner playtime. The four Girl Scouts from Troop 30150 are in 8th grade and attend Prince of
Peace Catholic School in Hoover.
Girl Scouts Maura Martin, Rezi Ubogu and Brooke Johnson initially approached Director of Family Programming April Dickerson about completing a service project at the Ronald McDonald House that would also help them achieve their Girl Scout Silver Award. Fourth member Elizabeth Goh, who is not currently going for her Silver Award, still wanted to join the project to help with planning and selecting items needed for the updates.
“Through this project, the girls were able to see how they can make a difference in the lives of others. They learned that they are capable of doing amazing things,” Troop Leader Beth Martin said.
In addition to using proceeds from from Girl Scout cookie sales and a school Father-Daughter dance to help pay for the supplies and new toys, they also called on their classmates to donate books. In all, these enterprising Girl Scouts collected more than $500 in funds and supplies to complete their project.
The four girls visited the House recently to unveil the new space for the guest families. They were joined by proud parents, Prince of Peace Catholic School President Kelly Doss and the Girl Scouts North-Central Alabama CEO Karen Peterlin.
“I think seeing the joy the new area brought to the children was a great gift. They saw their project was worthwhile which is more meaningful than the award the project helped them earn. I’m very proud of them all,” Martin said.
RMHCA is grateful to the girls for their hearts of service. By completing the project, Martin, Ubogu and Johnson will earn their Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Prince of Peace students have supported RMHCA in the past as well by Adopting-A-Room and were named the Volunteer Youth Group of the Year in 2017.