Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Paulette Justice, Executive Director of the Kanawha Valley Senior Services. She gave us an overview of the organization. The Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization created in the early 1970’s to provide programs of service to individuals of the Kanawha Valley. The organization’s mission encompasses serving individuals who are both well and frail. Service programs range from serving people in need of in-home health related services to serving well elderly with programs of socialization and prevention.
She also discussed excitedly about their 2nd Annual Cookie Bake-Off Event scheduled for February 13, 2016 at the Charleston Town Center Mall.
Or call 304-348-0707.
We also interviewed Dewayne Dickens, Executive Director, and Evan Osborn, Development Director of the Charleston, WV Ronald McDonald House.
Dewayne reminded viewers about what the Ronald McDonald House is all about. The Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia is open to all families regardless of financial status or ability to pay. The House is available for overnight stay, a short nap or a shower during a day visit. We serve the guests and patients of all area hospitals.
Guests are asked to pay a nominal donation to offset operating costs. The fee is often reduced or waived. No one is turned away because of their inability to pay.
The majority of operating funds, however, come from the generosity of others. About 70 percent of the funds necessary to operate the House come from the contributions of foundations, corporations and individuals in our community. Through the continued support of our “Very Important Friends,” we are able to serve more than 400 families every year.
To date, more than 10 million families with sick children have called a Ronald McDonald House a “home-away-from-home,” saving them more than $120 million in housing and meal costs.
More than $320 million dollars in grants have been dedicated toward making an immediate, positive impact on those children who need our help most.
Evan discussed the Building Love Bridging Hearts campaign. In September of 2015 the Ronald McDonald broke ground on a new facility. Plans are underway to be providing services in the new facility by October of 2016. To donate to the campaign, click here.
He also talked about the upcoming fundraiser event, their annual McGala scheduled for February 13, 2016 at the Embassy Suites. Theme is Under the Big Top. Special thanks to Suddenlink Communications for their title sponsorship.
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If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.