CSP-Corcoran employees donate needed items to the Ronald McDonald House, located near Valley Children's Hospital in Madera.

CSP-Corcoran employees donate needed items to the Ronald McDonald House, located near Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.

By Lt. Luis A. Martinez, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison-Corcoran

Staff members from CSP-Corcoran donated wish-list items to the Ronald McDonald House.

Staff members from CSP-Corcoran donated wish-list items to the Ronald McDonald House.

California State Prison-Corcoran (CSP-Corcoran) staff generously donated an immense amount of wish list items to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central California campaign. The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a “home away from home” and resources to children and their families while they undergo medical treatment.

The Ronald McDonald House has 18 bedrooms, where 18 families stay each night. The Ronald McDonald House consistently stays at 100-percent capacity, therefore, in 2013, they opened the Day Room.

The Ronald McDonald House Day Room is an apartment complete with a bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, full-service kitchen and a living room. It provides an opportunity for families to use the Ronald McDonald House and the services provided by the staff.

“Our Day Room is a special place with the Ronald McDonald House that allows families a few hours of comfort away from their child’s bedside. Families can use our Day Room for up to 8 hours a day to rest, eat a meal, do laundry, take a shower and take a break from the intense environment surrounding their hospitalized child’s care,” the organization’s website states. “Since the opening of the Day Room in 2013, we have been able to serve hundreds of additional families.”

CSP-Corcoran employees continue to demonstrate their devotion and compassion by continuing their efforts to assist children and families in the community, according to organizers.

CSP-Corcoran loaded up boxes and bags with donations.

CSP-Corcoran loaded up boxes and bags with donations.