Telhio Credit Union employees and members welcomed visitors to the Ohio State Fair while contributing to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) at the same time.
Between July 8 and July 22, Telhio customers donated wish list items to RMHC in exchange for free tickets to the Ohio State Fair. This promotion, combined with items collected at the gate during Telhio State Fair Day on July 28 in exchange for discounted tickets, resulted in the collection of seven pallets of items for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House which will save RMHC more than $60,000 in expenses.
The wish list items collected included ready-to-eat meals, plastic zipper baggies, trash bags, aluminum foil, and canned food.
Additionally, as part of its participation in the Ohio State Fair, Telhio was a presenting sponsor in The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Dean's Charity Steer Show - raising $260,000 during this one-day event on August 2 that paired celebrities with 4-H families to "show" a steer.
"All told, through these three activities alone, our employees and members have helped provide an astounding 15,000 nights at the Ronald McDonald House for families who have a child with a long-term illness or injury," said Leslie Bumgarner, President/CEO. "At a time when they are facing such stress - we have helped give families a home away from home."
"It is always great to spend a day at the Ohio State Fair but it's even better when it benefits Ronald McDonald House," said Jessica Bing, Chief Communication Officer at Telhio Credit Union. "We take our partnership with RMHC very seriously and it was awesome to see so many Telhio members do so much good for Ronald McDonald House while also getting to enjoy everything our state fair has to offer."