Brief NPO Description:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana (RMHC of Michiana) creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
The greatest of those current programs is the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Memorial Children's Hospital. Serving parents of hospitalized children under the age of 21. All at no cost to families.
Tell Us Your Story and Why You Should Win:
On November 2, 2012 we will celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary of the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Staffed with nearly 200 volunteers, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is open 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Families use the Ronald McDonald Family Room as a place of respite during the most difficult time in any parents life, when their child is hospitalized.
Families come to the Ronald McDonald Family Room to rest, have something to eat, take a nap, use the computer or laundry facility, take a hot shower or just have a cup of coffee and visit with family. Serving as their temporary home, while they are only steps away from their childs bedside.
Three overnight rooms give families a place to stay when things are critical and they cannot leave the hospital, or, if they live at a great distance and have difficulty traveling to and from the hospital. We keep families together and proide these services all at NO COST to families. We are very proud of that!
Hopefully you or your family will never need to use our services,but, if you do, "We're here" if you do.
Many people do not know that we are tucked inside the hospital. Winning an amazing marketing package like this one would help us make the community more aware of the services that we provide and will alert families that there is help close by when they need it. Vote for us!