(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology will hold a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families.
Low Country Dermatology will accept donations through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19.
“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “That’s why I’m asking my patients and our community to help spread some cheer to these deserving families.”
Items donated to the holiday store will allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.
Bill Sorochak, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, offered several gift ideas, including:
- Infants/toddlers: Stuffed animals, musical instruments, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles)
- School-aged children: Nerf and Fisher Price toys; Legos and board games; toy trucks; dolls and dress-up clothes; puzzles and arts and craft kits.
- Teenagers: Footballs, volleyballs, basketballs; journals; adult coloring books and colored pencils; books and video games.
- Adults: Robes and slippers; Bath and Body Works lotions and sprays; books & interactive journals; electric razors and gift cards for coffee, movies and meals.
Wishlist items to support the operations of the house include: quick meals (soups, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese); individually packaged snacks, boxes of cereal and drinks; high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets; hand sanitizer and hand soap; bathroom, shower and toilet bowl cleaners; Swiffer Wet Jet fluid and pads; disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves; 33-gallon trash bags; 60-watt CFL light bulbs; toothbrushes and toothpaste, dishwasher tablets, sponges and liquid dish soap; Febreze; gallon zip-lock bags; tissues; disinfectant wipes and gas/grocery gift cards.
“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every item donated by Dr. Howington, her clients and the community helps ensure we can stretch every dollar that supports our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”
All gifts should be unwrapped, and all donated items should be new, unopened and unused. Items can be dropped off through Monday, Dec. 19, during office hours at the Low Country Dermatology office at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A.
The practice is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html
ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.
Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.
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