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Tyrone Area FFA Collecting Donations to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

Tyrone Area FFA Collecting Donations to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

The Tyrone Area FFA Chapter Farmer’s Care Product Drive will accept donations until March 8, 2024. This initiative, spearheaded by Tyrone FFA ninth graders, supports the Ronald McDonald House of Pennsylvania.

“This all came about when Mrs. Hoy, our FFA Advisor, presented us with a challenge to work with a local stakeholder in conducting activities to articulate and promote agriculture programs to elicit action,” freshman and committee co-chair Gabby Dean said.

Freshman committee co-chair Kaitlyn Rockwell added, “We started with brainstorming and continued with writing SMART goals with plans to kick off the activity.”

Joe Diamond, Regional Organization Director, educated students on the impact of the PA Farm Bureau on farmers in the region and the U.S. The initiative includes interactive education presentations aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of agriculture careers.

Items requested for donation include:

  • Greeting cards for families to write letters
  • To-go food containers (various sizes)
  • Cereal boxes
  • Postage stamps
  • Latex-free disposable gloves
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Gift cards (Gas, Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Home Depot, and Amazon)
  • Bottled water
  • Individual bottled beverages
  • Variety of candy
  • Coffee grounds
  •  Individual coffee creamers (non-refrigerated)
  • Sugar packets
  • Feminine products

Donations can be dropped off at Tyrone Area High School Ag Shop (1001 Clay Avenue, Tyrone, PA) on school days until March 8, 2024 between 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Donations should be taken to the back of the school. Look for the metal wall with the FFA Logo, enter through the gate, and deposit items in the marked bins labeled “Farmers Care” outside the garage door.

Donations will also be accepted on Saturday, March 2 at the Tyrone Save-A-Lot  from 10 AM – 3 PM.

This collective effort by the Tyrone Area FFA Chapter and Farm Bureau underscores their commitment to supporting farm families and the communities of Pennsylvania in providing healthy local food.

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