• Family Focus: Local daycare receives $20K donation from Ronald McDonald House

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    DAVIDSON, N.C. - A local daycare center is grateful it can now upgrade its playground after 30 years. It's thanks to a new donation from the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Charities of North Carolina. 

    The Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center gives families affordable, early education, and care for their children.

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    It is the only center in North Mecklenburg County to offer scholarship support for kids, no matter their race or background.

    Right now, about half of the children get scholarship support. 

    Channel 9 spoke with members of the daycare last Friday when they received the $20,000 donation from the RMH. 

    "It's going to mean the world to our families and our children. Children learn through play. They learn through growing. It's going to be great for their social and emotional development," Anna Washington said. 

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    The daycare is one of five organizations who received money from the RMH Charities of North Carolina. 

    The center was founded in 1969 after a fire killed three children. Their mother didn't have access to child care for her other children. So, a group of residents got together and built the center. 

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