SGA students collecting donations to benefit Ronald McDonald House


Lily Price, Staff Writer

Chick-Fil-A Academy is a leadership program across the nation that pushes students to create an impact on the community through action.

At Bearden, several students in SGA are involved in this academy. One component is taking part in an impact project, and the Bearden students involved chose to center their project around Ronald McDonald House, hoping to raise much-needed materials and funds for the house.

“We chose the Ronald McDonald House because they are an underserved organization in our community,” sophomore Tiana Sprowls said.

Sprowls also noted that she and the other students chose the Ronald McDonald House because they all have previously worked with or volunteered with the organization. The students and teacher who take part in this project hope to improve their leadership skills and help those in need through this project.

“Anytime you can give back to another person creates great leadership skills,” SGA sponsor Mr. Cody Martin said. “It shows the importance of being charitable to those in need.”

The group is collecting household supplies for the house, such as Keurig coffee pods, batteries, dryer sheets, soap, and garbage bags. Collection bins are located in the West Mall and the counseling office for students dropping off items.

“The goal is to get as many hygiene and household items that Ronald McDonald House needs,” Mr. Martin said.

The collection bins will be out until May 3.