Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta offers a home away from home for out-of-town families who have children receiving medical care at a Calgary hospital. The House provides a warm, compassionate and comfortable environment where families can share experiences, eat a warm homemade meal, and rest while they care for a sick child. Offering 24 private family suites, the House also features a communal kitchen, home-style living rooms, free laundry facilities, play areas and programming for all ages facilitated by the Family Services team.
Last year, 283 families stayed at the House. While each family suite costs $192 per night to operate, families are only asked to pay a nominal nightly fee of $12. The House relies on donations, grants and fundraising to help keep hundreds of families close to their children receiving vital medical care.
Five points can be earned within this section of the Charity Challenge.
Donate (4) $50 Gift Cards for guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House
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Donate $1344 to fund a one week stay for a family at the Ronald McDonald House.
Donate $4608 to support the average stay of 24 nights for one family at the Ronald McDonald House.
Participate in Home for Dinner, a volunteer program where your company will have the opportunity to cook Brunch or Dinner for all of the families staying at the House.
To inquire further about Home for Dinner, or to book a date and time, please email Stephanie Nyberg (RMH) at [email@example.com] and CC Sydney at [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Important: The volunteer shift will ideally be completed between March 1, 2018 (date of 2018 Charity Challenge launch) and September 22 of 2018 (the final day of the 2018 CCC September Games). If your company would like to complete this initiative after the completion of September Games, your volunteering date must be officially booked in (and subsequently committed to) with the Ronald McDonald House by Sept 22. No volunteer shifts will be counted for Charity Challenge points if they fall outside of the 2018 calendar year.
NOTE: All donations to this charity are non-cumulative.
There are a number of ways to give. Please see below for your options:
If you have questions about this charity or anything to do with the Ronald McDonald House's involvement in the CCC Charity Challenge, please contact Allie Acker, Community Relations Coordinator. Contact info is as follows:
Tax Receipts are automatically sent to the donor via online donations.
For mail, in-House or event-based monetary donations, individuals are asked to submit RMH's Monetary Gift Form (it can be accessed here: Monetary Gift Form). There is a checkbox on the form that allows individuals to request a tax receipt.
For Gift In-Kind donations (such as gift cards), proof of purchase is required in order to issue a tax receipt. These receipts (along with the donated items) can be submitted with RMH's Gift In Kind Form (it can be accessed here: Gift In Kind Form)
Any other questions or concerns regarding receipting can be directed to Helyn at [email@example.com].
If you have any further questions about the Charity Challenge, please email Robyn Malcolm (Partner Relations & Projects Coordinator at CCC) at [firstname.lastname@example.org]