Ronald McDonald House

DESCRIPTION

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness Together
Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.

Allow Children to Get the Best Care
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.

Services for Families
At every House, families can enjoy:
Home-cooked meals
Private bedrooms
Playrooms for children

Depending on the House, these services may also be available:
Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
Accredited education programs
Recreational activities
Non-clinical support services
Sibling support services

The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible. In return, families either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation up to $25 per day, depending on the House. The RMHC Global Policy is that families are never turned away; if it’s not possible to pay, the fee is waived.

(So please donate to the Ronald McDonald House today, to support families with needy children so very far away.)

http://www.rmhc.org/

GOAL: $500.00
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$5,000 Puts out the “welcome mat” on one of our 26 bedrooms for a year
$4,000 Pays the electric bill each month
$3,000 Operates the Ronald McDonald Family Room for a month
$2,500 Puts out the “welcome mat” for six months
$1,430 Operates the Ronald McDonald House & Family Room for 1 day
$650 Pays the water bill each month
$385 Shares the cost of housing one family for 7 nights
$55 Shares the cost of housing one family for 1 night

The information above is located on http://www.rmhchattanooga.com/www/docs/104
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DISCUSSION ( 1 COMMENTS )

superman3474 2014-05-26 16:53:38
This is a great cause, and I hope many people donate to this amazing cause. I know how it feels to be alone in a hard time in a hospital. I have had a couple of surgery's and it wasn't fun knowing that my mom and dad wasn't there because they couldn't be. So I have created this cause to help those children that REALLY NEED their parents beside them going through a tough time not knowing if they will make it out of that hospital room or not.

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