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Southside 4H members raise money for Ronald McDonald House

Over the past few years, Kate Mead has been very involved in volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock. One of her main projects has been to facilitate the “Day of Change” at the local Batesville McDonald’s each October.  

This year the Ronald McDonald House decided to hold a pop-up “Day of Change” in April. Mead recruited some fellow Southside 4-H members to help, and they were found early Thursday morning at the McDonald’s drive-thru collecting spare change to “make a change” for families who have a child at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  

All the money raised goes to give these families a place to stay close to their children because rooms at the Ronald McDonald house are always free.  

Kate and the 4-H Club collected $516.95 from Thursday’s pop-up “Day of Change.” Donations are always welcomed at – just $10 can give an entire family a place to stay for a night.  

Kate MeadKate Mead (second from right) at a recent fundraiser outside the Batesville McDonald’s for the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock. / Image submitted

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