January 16, 2010

NAM Miss New Jersey and the Ronald McDonald House

These are pictures from Gabrielle Allen's community service project for last years National pageant. She was the 2008 National American Miss NJ Princess Queen.

For my project, I knew I wanted to make sick children happy. I know that some kids have to stay in the hospital for a long time, so I wanted to find a way to make that stay more enjoyable. I came up with the idea for “Gabrielle’s Get Well Goodie bags”. I set up a booth at our “East Greenwich Fun Day”; to let people decorate goodie bags with get well wishes, and collect donations (we raised $121). I also, set up collection tubs at my dance studio and gymnasium for coloring books, markers, and crafts, to put in the bags. We took the bags to the Ronald McDonald House and the children loved them! Also, at the Ronald McDonald House we baked cookies, and I hosted an ice cream party where the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of my town came to help scoop ice cream for the children.

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