CAMBRIDGE -- For the eighth consecutive year, Calvin Ringer, a 13-year-old from Kimbolton, has donated his hard earned money to Southeastern Med's Pediatric Unit. With the help from his parents, Matt and Cathy, and sister, Kaylee, Calvin proudly donated $1,100. In addition to his donation, Colgate-Palmolive Co., in Cambridge, where Calvin's dad works, will match the donation.
Calvin began making and selling Christmas ornaments in 2006 to donate the proceeds to Southeastern Med's Pediatric Unit. In 2009, he began selling hanging flower baskets during Mother's Day weekend at Medi-Wise Pharmacy in Newcomerstown. This year, Calvin and Kaylee sold 150 baskets.
Since 2006, Calvin has donated more than $6,300 to Southeastern Med's Pediatric Unit. Colgate-Palmolive Co. generously began matching his contributions in 2009.
If you, your family, organization or business would like to make a contribution or match Calvin's hard-earned donation to benefit Southeastern Med's patients, call Debbie Stillion at 740-439-8106.
Donations of any monetary amount are accepted year round, and donors can request their contribution be spent on a specific department or service.