Rotary Club of College Park Makes Donation to Ronald McDonald House in Orlando

The Rotary Club of College Park visited the Ronald McDonald House on April 1, 2010 to present a check for $3,000. This money will go towards the maintenance of the room the club sponsors as well as needs for families that stay at the house.

Orlando, FL, April 08, 2010 --( In 2003, The Rotary Club of College Park decided to partner with The Ronald McDonald House to underwrite the sponsorship of a room at the house. The commitment was $5,000 per year for 5 years ($25,000 total). It was from this commitment that the Taste of College Park was started in order to raise the money needed. After the initial $25,000 investment for the room was paid off to Ronald McDonald House in 2008, the Rotary Club of College Park decided to continue it’s commitment and donate 10% of the profits from the Taste of College Park event each year to help maintain the room and cover the costs to house the families. The Club is so appreciative of the community’s continued support year after year so that we may give back to organizations like this.

The College Park Rotary Club visited the Ronald McDonald House on Thursday, April 1, 2010 to present LouAnn DeVoogd, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida, with a check for $3,000. While there Club Members learned more about the House and viewed the room donated by the Club. It was a great opportunity to see first hand how the money is helping others in need.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (RMHCCF) finds, creates and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and families. Their cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), provides a "home-away-from-home" that offers comfort and care to families of children being treated at local hospitals and medical facilities. There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando; one is located on the campus of Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children and the other is on the campus of Arnold Palmer Medical Center.

Rotary, founded in 1905, is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders uniting to provide humanitarian service and goodwill through community service projects. Rotary club members work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Feel free to join them for a meeting to see what your College Park Rotarians are doing for your community. Meetings are every Thursday morning from 7:30 am - 8:30 am at Dubsdread Country Club, 549 W. Par Street, Orlando (breakfast included). For more information visit

Rotary of College Park
Nicole Ostertag