Everyone has heard of the Ronald McDonald houses. The Ronald McDonald Houses provides lodging for families whose child is in medical crisis. These houses provide a much needed safe haven for families to stay, often with other families in a similar situation. Step inside and you will find a supportive atmosphere, a resource library and even a home cooked meal.
When families find themselves rushing to the hospital with a child in need, they often leave with nothing but the shirt on their back. They arrive at the Ronald McDonald house with nothing. This is where you can help by creating a “Home Away from Home” box for them. These boxes can contain toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, conditioner, etc), toothbrushes, a notepad, pens/pencils, stationary, kleenex, gum, individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, cookies, etc), water, playing cards, book of word games, or other small items. The box doesn’t have to be huge, the size of a shoe box is fine. If you are creative, you might decorate the box.
This box will bring a smile to the family who is faced with a difficult time. It is the perfect way for someone to give to the community without having to be physically present. For more information on the this program, check out the Ronald McDonald house at Volunteer Match.com.