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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 18, 2010

Key drive planned to benefit Ronald McDonald House

MARYVILLE, Mo. - If you have keys lying around your home that no longer are being used - or you've forgotten what they once opened - a group of Northwest Missouri State University students wants to help you dispose of them.

Students in Dr. Lauren Leach-Steffens family resources management class are hosting a key drive, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Bearcat Zone Tailgate, located at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, prior to the Northwest Homecoming football game.

The keys will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City, which recycles the keys to offset its costs.

Ronald McDonald House Charities aims to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families while providing a "home away from home" for families who must travel to Kansas City for their child's medical care. Annually, the Kansas City chapter's Houses and Family Room provide lodging to nearly 6,000 families and supports more than 41,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children's Mercy Hospital.

For more information or to arrange for key pickup, contact Olivia Kirby at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468