2500 Cookies for the Holidays!


On Wednesday Fishburn Elementary School students donated 2,500 Chocolate Chip Cookies to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia at Fishburn Park Elementary’s gymnasium.

The Roanoke City elementary school has been participating in the “Caring Community Cookie Celebration” that is taking place with more than 150,000 students and teachers around the world in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the DoubleTree by Hilton Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Interacting with their teachers and volunteers from The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, the students worked through various lessons to learn about organizations that care and help others in our community. The various lessons concluded with the youngsters being asked a unique question: If they had 2500 chocolate chip cookies to give to a special group of people that cared about their community, who would they give them to and why? The Ronald McDonald House was an excellent choice!