SWU North Augusta partnering with Ronald McDonald House

03.31.14 | Community, North Augusta

    Donated items will help provide a ‘home away from home’ for families of hospitalized children.

    Southern Wesleyan University is collecting items to make life easier for families staying with hospitalized children in the Augusta area.

    According to Jason Norton, regional director of Southern Wesleyan’s North Augusta education center, the university is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities® and offering to waive the application fee for prospective students who make a donation between now and April 30. Donations can be brought to Southern Wesleyan’s location at 802 East Martintown Rd., Suite 101 in North Augusta.

    Donated items include white bed linens (twin and queen), mattress covers (full zip- twin and queen), laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bleach, furniture polish, 40-watt energy saver light bulbs, AA batteries, white hand towels, all-purpose surface cleaner and disinfectant wipes.

    Kitchen items needed include hand soap, trash bags (55, 4 and 8 gallon, small and medium), large storage containers, paper towels and Ziploc bags (snack and gallon sizes).

    Donated food items can include juice, breakfast Items, baked goods, sandwich items (including bread), sugar and coffee creamer.  

    All items must be new. No used items will be accepted. Receipts are provided. For details or to donate, contact Norton at (803) 426-7981 or email . The website for Ronald McDonald House in Augusta is