Featured Charity February 2018 – Ronald McDonald House Charities
Our Featured Charity February 2018: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Presented by Marie Segares of Underground Crafter.
Although this may not be a local Charity to us all, I hope by sharing it with our friends and family, Ronald McDonald House Charities will receive the support it needs. If you are unable to help personally, please share this with your friends online – you never know – you may reach someone who is able to make a difference! If you would like to contribute too, we encourage you to crochet the featured free pattern this month and donate it to Ronald McDonald House Charities, or a local charity of your own.
Please read on to learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities and how we can help. ♥ Rhondda
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I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter and I’m excited to be back on Oombawka Design for another charity spotlight.
In this post, I’m highlighting the Ronald McDonald House Charities, also known as RMHC.
RMHC was founded over 40 years ago to provide support to families of children who are receiving medical treatment in hospitals.
They have a worldwide network of local Chapters, including over 350 Ronald McDonald Houses, where families can stay near the hospital for no cost or just $25 a day; over 200 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in hospitals, where families can take a break between visits or while their children are receiving treatment; and 50 Ronald McDonald Mobiles, where mobile preventive care and treatment is available to children.
You may have guessed from the name that there is a connection to the McDonald’s restaurants.
It was founded by the owners and continues to be partially funded by local McDonald’s owners and operators, but today, most funding for this non-profit organization comes from other sources.
Since each of the 350 Ronald McDonald Houses are independently operated, not every one accepts handmade donations.
Please contact your local Chapter to see if they accept handmade donations.
Many do accept blankets, loveys, and small toys to provide extra comfort to families as they visit children or siblings receiving treatment.
If your local RMHC House does accept handmade donations for siblings, try the Sleeping Kitty Lovey. It’s a cute and portable project that can provide a little comfort to a sibling.
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Thank you for visiting! Would you like to learn about some of our other Featured Charities?
Here are a few of our past features: