By Micah Holcombe
Special to the Daily Herald

The Bell County 4-H Leaders 4 Life team is collecting nonperishable items to donate to the Temple Ronald McDonald House.

The Temple Ronald McDonald House provides a low-cost “home away from home” for the families of pediatric patients at McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White.

The following items are needed:

Laundry detergent

Queen-sized sheets (cream or neutral)

Individual boxes of cereal

Clock radios

AA and AAA batteries

Paper towels

Individual bags of chips, snacks, pudding, crackers

Plastic spoons

Gift cards (Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, H-E-B)

Liquid fabric softener

Rolls of stamps

Glade plug-in refills (vanilla)

Solid air fresheners (vanilla)

Used ink cartridges to recycle

Old cellphones to recycle

Copy paper

Soda can pull tabs to recycle

Bring items to the Bell County Extension office, 1605 N. Main St., Suite 102, Belton, no later than March 28.

For more information about Bell County 4-H, call (254) 933-5305, email Micah Holcombe at or go to