Most people have heard of Ronald McDonald House, but not everyone knows the intricacies of the great work that they do. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a safe place to stay for families of hospitalized children as the children receive treatment. They are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they lay their head at night.
It is with that principle in mind that Ronald McDonald Houses provide over 7,200 bedrooms to families around the world each night, with an estimated value of $257 million in lieu of hotel costs. They ask for a nightly donation of only $15 per room, but no family is ever turned away for their inability to contribute.
On August 20th, members of the Account Management team volunteered their time to cook dinner at the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of the INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. We prepared and served a delicious feast of kabobs, mac ‘n cheese, Caesar salad, corn on the cob, and trifle cups. It was truly a team effort and after we even got to enjoy a taste of our hard work!
We look forward to working with Ronald McDonald House again soon, and last week’s event served as a formal kick-off event to a Hanover Account Management partnership that will last through the end of the year. Through this partnership, we will make monthly contributions to the local houses in the form of either service or donations. Community service is extremely important to Hanover (and Hanoverians!), and it is a privilege to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile cause!
For more information on how you can help support Ronald McDonald House charities, please visit: http://www.rmhcdc.org/ways-to-help-2.
– Ashley Holladay, Revenue Team Specialist