… at the hospital, parents pace the hallway as their child undergoes hours of critical surgery, then spend long days sitting by their bedsides, comforting them and waiting for the day when they can take their child home.
At the end of this, and every long day, these parents will spend their nights at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida.
At night, when the lights go out in the House, not everyone is able to sleep. Moms and dads are often kept awake by worries about a child’s health and the financial responsibilities associated with their child’s illness. Your family can make a difference by giving a gift to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. All donations are used here locally at our House.
Sharing the expenses of housing a family for a night is like inviting them into your own home. You will be providing a hot meal and a warm, comfortable bed for a tired parent and child without ever turning down the covers. You will sleep a little better knowing you have assisted a family in need.
Families are only asked to contribute a nominal fee of $10.00 a night which is a small percentage of what it costs to run the Ronald McDonald House each night. Over 80% of our families do not have the resources to pay even this amount, but we never turn anyone away due to inability to pay. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is NOT a United Way agency and we receive NO state or federal funding. We rely 100% on private donations, such as yours.
$10.00 hosts a family for one night. $70.00 hosts a family for one week. $300.00 hosts a family for one month. Show you care by making an online donation now to our Share-a-Night fund, which helps our families in need.
If you have any questions, please call (239) 437-0202.