SkillsUSA, Ridgeland Fire donate to Sunnybrook Children's Home

 Members of the Ridgeland SkillsUSA chapters, along with advisers their advisers and representation from the Ridgeland Fire Department, pose for a photo with gifts collected for Sunnybrook Children's Home.

Holmes Community College Ridgeland Campus SkillsUSA chapter, in collaboration with the Ridgeland Fire Department, recently collected Christmas gifts for Sunnybrook Children's Home and delivered them on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Located on Sunnybrook Road in 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 very appreciative of donations/donated items to help out with Christmas presents. The Holmes Ridgeland SkillsUSA chapter, headed up by advisers Heather Mooney and Nathan Hutchinson, 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 http://www.sunnych.net/.

For more information about the Ridgeland Campus SkillsUSA chapter, contact Mooney at hmooney@holmescc.edu.

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IN THIS PHOTO: Members of the Ridgeland SkillsUSA chapters, along with advisers their advisers and representation from the Ridgeland Fire Department, pose for a photo with gifts collected for Sunnybrook Children's Home.