Northwest NEWS

August 17, 1998

Valley Special

Ronald McDonald House Charities supports Children's Services

   Preschool and infant-toddler classes and therapeutic services for children with disabilities at Children's Services of Sno-Valley will benefit from a recent charitable donation.
  
   Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington (RMHC) recently awarded $5,000 to Children's Services of Sno-Valley in support of programs for low-income and at-risk children and their families.
  
   "Our ability to make these services accessible to all those in the community who would benefit from them depends on support from donors such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities," said Joan Sharp of the North Bend-based nonprofit agency.
  
   "The gift is a natural extension of McDonald's commitment to supporting youth, and in particular, at-risk children," said Karen Shaw, vice president of grantmaking for the MRHC Western Washington chapter.
  
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley's mission is to nurture, educate, strengthen and support children and their families so that each has the opportunity and skills to reach full potential.
  
   More information about the agency is available by calling 888-2777.