Ronald McDonald House Charities Provides Mount Saint John With Grant

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Submitted by Sarah Melnitsky, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, on 2011-10-12

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has provided Mount Saint John in Deep River with a $3,895 grant in support of its Vocational Enrichment programs.

Mount Saint John is a comprehensive residential treatment facility that provides a variety of integrated treatment services to boys and young men who have behavioral, emotional, family and educational challenges as well as other at-risk situations. The facility is a safe, homelike environment with a focus on education, work and social skills.

On Friday, Oct. 7, RMHC Board Member Lizabeth Haskos joined Doug DeCerbo, Mount Saint John Executive Director, at the facility to deliver a check for the funding. The grant will help Mount Saint John purchase supplies for Art Enrichment, Culinary, Horticulture and Building Trades classes. Students who participate in these programs develop real-life job readiness skills which enable them to find employment. To learn more about Mount Saint John's Educational, Vocational, Clinical and Residential services for teen age boys and their families please visit

RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. RMHC receives its funding from individual donors, McDonald's customers who drop change in the in-store canisters, a portion of all McDonald's Happy Meal sales, fundraisers, and through the generosity of McDonald's owner/operators who are committed to the communities they serve. For more information on how to help RMHC, visit

Since 1988 RMHC of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has provided more than $6 million to over 400 non-profit organizations, helping thousands of area children lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. For more information, please visit or connect at

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