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Apple Montessori Schools Raises A Lifetime Amount Of $202,540.12 For Ronald McDonald House Charities


After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Apple Community united to support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Through a Spring Olympic Day fundraiser, they were able to raise $10,344.00 for a lifetime amount of $202,540.12 raised in donations since 2011. Families at each of Apple Montessori’s schools in Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Edison, Hoboken, Kinnelon, Mahwah, Metuchen, Morris Plains, Oakland, Randolph, Towaco, Warren, and Wayne contributed to this important cause.

“We are so grateful for the generosity shown by our friends at Apple Montessori School. After a long day at the hospital, the Ronald McDonald House serves as an oasis for our resident families. Our programs would not be possible without the help of our community,” said Matt Campo, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro.

Apple Montessori Schools is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, which aims to provide a “home away from home” for families who have children staying nearby in local hospitals, offers mobile medical care to children in low-income areas, and awards scholarships to children who are part of the RMHC family and many more impactful acts.

“The students love our Annual Olympic Day event for RMHC. They get to have fun while raising money for a worthy, charitable cause! As part of the Apple Family, it is inspiring to see the impact we can have when working together.” said Becky Fish, School Advisor at Apple Montessori Schools who has helped coordinate the Annual Olympic Day Fundraiser since 2011.

During the Olympic event, children enjoy a fun day of relay races and obstacle courses, but more importantly, it teaches valuable lessons about compassion and generosity.

At Apple Montessori Schools, education isn’t just about acquiring knowledge and learning new skills – it is also about growing as a person. Their mission is about nurturing the whole child and showing each child that they have a gift to offer in making the world a better place. Utilizing programs like their Character Education program, children develop respect, kindness, and compassion. By participating in charitable activities all year round, students gain an understanding of their roles and responsibilities within their families, communities, and the world.

Mrs. Fish presented the check to Matt Campo, the CEO of RMHC NY Metro at Apple Montessori Schools Warren location.

For Apple Montessori Schools, developing character, and building respect, and compassion for others happens through example and action. To learn more about Apple’s character-building programs, schedule your tour today.