Community Votes For $1k Ashley HomeStore Donation To Local Charity

The Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois is $1,000 richer thanks to viewer votes. In partnership with Fox Illinois’ Joy of Sharing charity drive, Ashley HomeStore in Decatur held a web poll to pick a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation.

The Ronald McDonald House provides free housing for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. A Ronald McDonald spokesperson said donations like this make a huge difference.

"We serve hundreds of families every year," Kelly Thompson, executive director of RMHC of Central Illinois, said. "We're only able to do that because of businesses, local businesses like Ashley HomeStore, that are making donations and really supporting their local community."

Ashley HomeStore also collected donations for Toys for Tots and the Central Illinois Foodbank throughout the month of December.

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