Thursday, August 26, 2010
When CC and I visited the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House last November, it really left an impression.
Not only did CC get to decorate cookies with kids and parents who were living at the well-appointed house because a sibling, daughter or son was being treated at a nearby hospital, but she also got to make her first donation to a worthwhile organization (above photo).
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) does lots of amazing things. From providing families with comfortable places to stay to offering free health and dental care through their Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, the organization is remarkable at giving back to so many communities.
On September 9, the organization is inviting McDonald's visitors to participate in its RMHC Day of Change.
You've seen those little donation boxes on the counters or underneath the drive-thru windows as you're getting your McCafe iced coffee or Happy Meal.
Last year alone, according to RMHC, the coins tossed into U.S. donation boxes totaled more than $19 million (!) -- a goal they want to exceed this year.
So please dig out those loose pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, and see what an amazing thing mere change can do!
For more information, visit www.rmhcdayofchange.org.
(Image of CC courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities)