Naperville’s Telecommunicators and Dispatchers Support Edward Hospital’s Ronald McDonald Family Room
The City of Naperville’s Communications Section recently presented an $860 check to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) after completing its fourth and most successful round of “Charity Dress Down Days.”
Aimed at giving back to the community and enhancing a team atmosphere in the Communications Section, “Charity Dress Down Days” allow staff members to wear approved “dress down” apparel twice a month in exchange for a $5 donation to a charity voted on by all those participating.
The Communications Section is comprised of the Naperville’s Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), which provides emergency and non-emergency radio and telephone communications for all public safety departments, and City Dispatch, which serves the Departments of Public Works and Public Utilities.
Six months of collections garnered $860 for this period’s chosen charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, an organization that cares for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and community while their child is being treated in the hospital.
The money will be directed toward the Ronald McDonald Family Room located within the Pediatric Unit of Edward Hospital. The family room was opened in 2012 to provide families with a comforting area to rest and regroup with the support of RMHC-CNI staff and volunteers and has served more than 6,000 families since opening.
The Communications Section’s “Charity Dress Down Days” initiative will continue with proceeds going to a different charity chosen by the group every six months.
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