|Sent on:||Friday, March 22, 2013 8:35 PM|
From here on in, we will be collecting soda can flip tops as an ongoing fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. You can bring these to any Capital District Volunteers Meetup event and give them to myself or anyone who would like to collect them for that event. Debbie, who attended the Food Bank for March, suggested this so if you have questions, you can contact her or myself through this site. I think this is a great idea and yet another great opportunity for our group to give back to the community.
Capital District Volunteers Organizer
What Is Ronald McDonald House?
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. promotes the health, development and well being of children and their families. We accomplish this through the Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families.
The three core programs of RMHC - the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile - are focused on helping families in need. Our cornerstone Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room program extends the comfort of a Ronald McDonald House to a hospital setting. Our Family Room within the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is located just steps from the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, the Family Room provides a place to escape the stress and tension of the hospital.
Our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program, in partnership with St. Peters Health Care Services, provides free comprehensive dental care to underserved, underinsured or uninsured children in the Capital Region.
In addition to supporting our core programs, RMHC awards grants to local 501 (c)(3) charities which make a positive impact on children and their families.