The Learning Tree Child Care Center Receives Grant from McDonalds
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The Learning Tree Child Care Center Receives Grant from McDonalds

Left to right: Ashley Kania, McDonalds manager; Theresa Wasuk, infant room teacher, Learning Tree; Nancy Noel, director, Learning Tree; Marianna Armstrong, McDonalds manager, Allison Passage, McDonalds manager; and Donna Bushika, McDonalds Manager.

Managers of the Bennington McDonalds Store 22198 pose with leaders of the Learning Tree Child Care Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care in Bennington, in recognition of the Center’s having received a $4,423 grant for new classroom furniture from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.

“Both the children and the teachers are truly enjoying their new space,” said Nancy Noel, director of the Learning Tree Child Care Center. “This furniture fosters the children’s creative play and helps the teachers make better use of their classrooms.”

Beneficiaries of RMHC grants are local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have demonstrated an ability to respond to the needs of children and their families in a definitive, hands-on manner, yielding measurable results.

The center applied through contacts at the local McDonald’s restaurant. New classroom furniture that was acquired through the grant includes a puppet theater and gated play areas.

“We are proud to partner with the Learning Tree and support their incredible work in our community,” said Jeff Yule, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region.  “We look forward to continuing our partnership in the coming years as we continue our work to improve the health and wellbeing of our region’s children.”

For more information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region and their outreach programs, please visit  

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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