Vacation Bible Schools give back to RMHCA

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is so impressed with two Vacation Bible Schools who have recently given back to our charity.

Hailing from Decatur, the Central Park Baptist Church VBS raised $953 to help families who have to travel hours to Birmingham for their child’s medical care! They say a personal connection inspired their young members to help RMHCA.

“Several years ago we had a little 3-year-old in our church’s daycare who go very sick and had to have a liver transplant. Her family stayed in your House. We did research and shared with the kids in our daycare and church about how you help families. They all started collecting pop tabs to put in our yellow House That Love Built. We decided to donate our VBS offering this year to help out!”

And in Warrior, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church VBS leaders sparked the kids’ competitive spirit to raise money and Wish List items for RMHCA.

“Ronald McDonald House Charities means so much to our family and our church family,” Hannah Sparks said. “The organization helped us so much in 2014 when our son Carter was born at 29 weeks and he remained in the hospital for nine weeks.”

Hannah says she and her husband adopted Carter and they had to travel to Florida when he was born.

“We didn’t have to worry about the financial burden of having a hotel to stay in or food to eat. Ronald McDonald House Charities allowed us to just focus on our son’s health and have a nice clean place to rest our heads at night and to recharge,” Hannah said.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Vacation Bible School kids toilet paper their youth minister after winning a contest to raise the most money for RMHCA

The Sparks family attends Mt. Zion and each year, the VBS kids choose a mission or charity project to support. This year the kids made cards for the RMHCA guest families, collected Wish List items and two teams competed to see who could raise the most money.

“Some of the kids even showed up with all of their savings from their piggy banks,” Hannah said. “The prize for the winning team was to toilet paper the youth/children’s minister and at the end of the week the girls’ team won!”

Overall, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church VBS raised $794 for RMHCA! We are so grateful to them and the Central Park Baptist VBS for opening their hearts to our mission. Thank you all!