Students of Dasher’s Piano Studio, Elizabeth Van Hoy and Savannah Music Teachers Association recently performed at Memorial University Health Center in Savannah to raise funds for the local Ronald McDonald House.
“We decided to culminate the summer lessons for a worthy cause,” said Donna Dasher of Richmond Hill. “We were able to entertain those in the hospital and collect funds for the Ronald McDonald House at the same time.”
The students collected more than $87 in the two hours they performed.
“It’s important that the students learn to use their talents to make a difference in our community to become a part of society that takes time to do good for others,” she said
The students gained insight when they were given a tour of the Ronald McDonald House by House Manager Kennette Yow. They learned why parents need a safe and secure place to stay when they have critically ill children in the hospital.
“It opened their eyes and helped them understand how important and appreciated their efforts were received,” Dasher said.
Memorial volunteer coordinator Kristie Waterfield invited the students to perform on a regular basis.
“It was a win-win event all around, and we are very proud of the students who participated,” Dasher said.
The students ended the event with a trip to CiCi’s Pizza for lunch.