SkillsUSA, Ridgeland Fire donate to Sunnybrook

SkillsUSA and Fire Department donate to SunnyBrook The Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus SkillsUSA chapter, along with the Ridgeland Fire Department, recently collected Christmas gifts for Sunnybrook Children's Home, and delivered them on Dec. 7.

Located on Sunnybrook Road in the heart of Ridgeland, the children's home is a Christian ministry-based, professional childcare organization that seeks to meet the needs of abused and neglected children. House parents reside in each home with the children, and while they provide as much as possible for the children, they are extremely appreciative of donations/donated items to help out with Christmas presents.

The Holmes Ridgeland SkillsUSA chapter, headed up by instructor Heather Mooney, has collected gifts for Sunnybrook the past few years. SkillsUSA is an organization open to all students enrolled in Career/Technical courses that helps foster social and leadership abilities as well as skills needed to succeed and be competitive in the workforce. Scholarships are available to students who competed and placed in district, state, and/or national competitions in SkillsUSA.

For more information about Sunnybrook Children's Home, visit

For more information about the Ridgeland Campus SkillsUSA chapter, contact Heather Mooney at

IN THE PHOTO: Pictured are (left to right) Anthony C. Pfau, Ross Dorr, Thomas C. Kinney, Ivory Carter, Taylor Rigdon, Adam W. Richardson, Heather Mooney Casey McDonagh, and Yancy Jayroe.