Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ronald McDonald Family Room

The Ronald McDonald House Charities has three main ways that they help keep families stable while they go through a medical emergency. The first, as I talked about already is the actual Ronald McDonald House. The next part of what the RMHC does is provide hospitals with a Family Room.

Research shows that a family presence in the hospital helps children heal faster and cope better. That's why they created Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. These rooms are often located near the pediatric or intensive care unit in a hospital, and allow space for rest and regrouping. Right now, they have 167 Family Rooms.

These rooms vary from location to location, but most will have a kitchen area, showers, sleeping rooms, laundry facilities, internet access, books for reference, a TV and sitting area and a quiet room. All of these things give families a nice, comfortable area to relax in while still being able to be near their child.

To find out more about RMH and ways you can help, click here. You can also collect pop tabs and get them to me by the end of the month, which the Houses can turn in for money! And last but not least, this month you can order from the Thirty One catalog by clicking here, with a percentage of the sales going to RMH! Just make sure to choose my party when you order!

Be the change. Make the difference.  

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