By Wil Linschoten
If you are sick, you want your parents to be as close to you as possible. And of course, as a parent, you don’t want to leave your sick child alone for a minute.
Thanks to Ronald McDonald Houses, parents are always with their children in the hospital within a few minutes. A safe feeling. Brothers and sisters are also welcome in a Ronald McDonald House.
Families staying in one of the Ronald McDonald Houses soon feel at home there. They can just relax in front of the TV or in an easy chair, cook, sleep, read. It is just like home. In addition to a private room, the family can use a common living room and kitchen. And in many cases, even they can use a garden. The Ronald McDonald House is much more than just a roof. Parents in the House often receive a lot of support from each other.
How does a Ronald McDonald Housework?
Just like at home, parents take care of their own families. They do their own shopping, cook for themselves and keep their own room clean. The House is led by a small management team, the only paid employees of the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, a large group of volunteers takes care of the ins and outs of the House. They receive the parents, offer a listening ear and ensure that the House is clean and cosy. The volunteers are present seven days a week, 365 days a year. Without their commitment, the Ronald McDonald Houses could not exist.
This is why I want to help.
Our help is essential! The Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund receives no subsidy and is completely dependent on donors, sponsors and volunteers. Ours! I would like to do something for sick children? Through Up2Give I will be able to give and with € 60 make an overnight stay for an entire family within walking distance of the child in the hospital possible. In this way, we ensure that a family can be together when they need each other the most. Every contribution counts. Thank you for your help!
Where are the Ronald McDonald Houses?
There are twelve Ronald McDonald Houses in the Netherlands. They are located at all academic hospitals, a number of regional hospitals with a supra-regional function and at a rehabilitation centre.
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