$10 can’t get you much these days, a bite to eat, a latte or two; but $10 can go a long way to help a family staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte while their child is being treated in our area hospitals. While it will cost the House roughly $85 to serve one family for one night, each family is asked to make only a minimal donation, and no family is turned away if they are unable to do this. $10 means a hot meal and warm bed at the end of a stressful day. It means laundry facilities, playrooms for siblings, and the chance to talk and share with other families going through something similar. It means that families can be together when it is of utmost importance.
This April, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will open its doors to countless families who need these services. This House will be a home away from home for 28 families 365 nights a year, and we need the community’s help. The annual Sport a Shirt, Share a Night fundraiser offers companies, civic groups, book clubs, schools and families the opportunity to give back by selling $10 t-shirts, and uniting in wearing them on Friday, April 15,2011 to “share a night” with a family in need. They are looking for team captains who can spearhead this effort.
For more information about Sport a Shirt, Share a Night, please visit the RMH website at www.rmhofcharlotte.org. You can sign up as a team captain right there and join in this community-wide event where $10 WILL make a difference!
Our friends at Cookies for a Cause are also hard at work trying to make the RMH cozy for families staying there. They are selling tubs of cookie dough to stock the fridges at the RMH. For more info, go to the Cookies website. All cookies purchased will be sent directly to the RHMC and go right to the fridge!
Smarties, let’s work together to outfit this awesome house! Sport a shirt, OR some cookies, OR both! All for a great cause. Stay tuned for more details on events leading up the Ronald McDonald House Charlotte Grand Opening!
About the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte
Currently, Charlotte is the only major U.S. city that does not have a RMH. The RMH of Charlotte is scheduled to open in the spring of 2011 and will serve the families of children being treated at Levine and Hemby Children’s Hospitals. Located at 1613 East Morehead Street on land donated by Carolinas Medical Center, the House will feature 35,000 square feet of living space complete with 28 bedrooms (one family per bedroom/suite). It will also have a community kitchen, great room, library, playground and sitting porch. Construction began in early 2010. The RMH of Charlotte is an independent 501©(3) charity managed by a local board of directors which oversee construction and operation of the home. The cost of building and operating the RMH of Charlotte will come primarily from individual and corporate donations. The RMH of Charlotte will be funded, constructed and operated by the Charlotte community. The mission of the RMH of Charlotte is to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home.” For more information on RMH of Charlotte, please visit www.rmhofcharlotte.org.