Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ronald McDonald House Charities

With the two boys, we have been so lucky. We've had our share of pink eye, ear infections, eczema, croup and colds but we haven't had anything serious and I definitely knock on wood.
 
However, there are so many families that run into serious health complications. They are often away from home for months on end and are forced to be kilometers away from family, friends and their support.
 
In steps Ronald McDonald House.
 

 
Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for those families that are forced to be on the road during the difficult time while their child is being treated. Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada is the organization responsible for supporting these houses.
 
There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses, 9 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and 1 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. With all of those resources, by the year 2014, Ronald McDonald Houses will be able to serve 20,000 families a year. Since it's inception back in 1981 in Toronto, Ronald McDonald Houses has been home for over 227,000 families during these strenuous times.



The average cost to operate a bedroom in a Ronald McDonald House is $122.00 a night.
Thanks to the support of McDonald’s and their many partners, families pay just $11 per night on average and no family is ever turned away due to their inability to pay.

RMHC is the official charity partner of the RBC Canadian Open. Funds donated to RMHC through the RBC Canadian Open will help families of sick children across Canada.

Since coming on board as title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open in 2008, RBC along with Golf Canada  have raised more than $5 million for charitable organizations across Canada that support children’s wellness initiatives. Throughout its history, Canada’s National Open Championship has generated more than $45 million  in charitable proceeds for important causes
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McDonald’s generosity and family values are demonstrated daily through their actions:
• 10 cents from the sale of every Happy Meal is donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada
• McDonald’s restaurants across the country host McHappy Day
• Restaurants also collect public donations through coin boxes
• Every year, Owner/Operators, executives and employees of McDonald’s Canada volunteer thousands of hours and champion Ronald McDonald Houses across the country.
• Many McDonald’s suppliers support Ronald McDonald Houses as contributors, volunteers and national donors.



McDonald’s is proud of the incredible impact and support the Ronald McDonald Houses have on
health care and healing in this country. They remain committed to the founding vision of Ronald
McDonald Houses as a “community house,” where McDonald’s, along with individual donors, corporate donors and community groups all work together to ensure families with seriously ill children have a place to stay and the support they need.

I was compensated for this review of Ronald McDonald House and it's accompanying charity.
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