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The UAB Graduate School will once again give back to families who truly need support with its second annual Ronald McDonald House Collection Drive.

Watch the finals October 16 in the Hill Student Center. Masters @ 9:30 a.m.; Doctoral @ 3:00 p.m.The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides a supportive “home-away-from-home” for families and their children who are receiving medical treatment at Children’s of Alabama, UAB or other area hospitals. The House provides guest families will all the comforts of home – plus, a local support network – so they can focus on their children’s healing.

Items can be dropped off from now until January 31 at the Graduate School office (Lister Hill Library G03), Graduate Biomedical Sciences office in Shelby 102 or One Stop Student Services in the Hill Student Center.

We will celebrate the end of our Collection Drive for the Ronald McDonald House at our second annual Cookies, Cocoa & Community from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, on the ground floor of Lister Hill Library. At the January 28th celebration, we will have a hot cocoa bar and cookies available, and guests will enjoy learning about and playing some fun games that have origins from around the world. There will also be representatives from the organization available to answer questions and provide information about the Ronald McDonald House. There might even be a special guest or two. So, bring your donations to Lister Hill Library on the 28th and enjoy some hot cocoa and a cookie as a special thank you.

The month-long collection drive and January 28th event is part of UAB’s Community Month. Let’s kick off 2020 by making a difference in the lives of these families their children.

Needed Items

  • Paper plates
  • Crock-pots
  • Pots and pans
  • Toasters
  • Can opener
  • Hand or stand mixers
  • Box fans
  • 9 volt and AA batteries
  • Dish sponges
  • Laundrey detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • 55-gallon garbage bags
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • Small juice boxes
  • Individually-wrapped snacks

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