Sanford-Brown College-Cleveland Donates Toys and Supplies to New Ronald McDonald family Room

April 6, 2010

The new family room opens Wednesday, April 7 at MetroHealth

CLEVELAND, OH. (April 6, 2010) – The students and faculty of Sanford-Brown College – Cleveland are donating more than $1500 worth of toys and supplies to the new Ronald McDonald Family Room opening at MetroHealth Medical Center. The room will open Wednesday, April 7 on the Towers fourth floor near the Department of Pediatrics. MetroHealth will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 AM on April 7.

The students held various fundraisers in March to raise money for purchasing toys, while faculty and staff donated additional supplies. Donations were comprised of toys (approximately 400) and supplies for children of many ages, including child size furniture, DVDs, a doll house, a play kitchen, board games, toddler toys, cars and much more. All of items collected will be provided for the patients and their families that visit MetroHealth Medical Center.

"We hope these toys and supplies bring joy to hundreds of families in the Cleveland area with children at MetroHealth," stated Christine Koch, President of Sanford-Brown College – Cleveland. "I am very proud of the generosity of the students and faculty in our efforts to support Ronald McDonald House."

Career Education Corporation, the parent company of Sanford-Brown College, selected Ronald McDonald House Charities as its national charity partner of choice in 2009. The Cleveland campus will continue to support the needs of Ronald McDonald House through volunteering and donations.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at MetroHealth will join three other Family Rooms in the Cleveland area, including University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, and Fairview Hospital. For more information or volunteer opportunities you can contact Jessica Verbic at Ronald McDonald House at: jverbic@clevelandrmh.org.

About Sanford-Brown College – Cleveland

Sanford-Brown College – Cleveland (SBC) is located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio and has been serving students in the Cleveland area since 1993. The school offers career focused training programs such as Cardiovascular Sonography, Radiography, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Advanced Massage Therapy and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. These specialized associate and diploma programs are designed to help students gain the specific skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. Sanford-Brown College is institutionally accredited (accredited in total) by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). SBC does not guarantee employment or salary. The school is located at 17535 Rosbough Drive, Suite 100, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130. For more information, please visit http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/cleveland.

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