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Give the gift of togetherness

No one wants to be away from home for the holidays, but families with seriously ill children needing medical care far from home won’t have a choice. You can give these families the best gift of all this season - the gift of togetherness. While we cannot change a family’s journey, with your help this holiday season Ronald McDonald House can soften the bumps and flurries they face along the way.

For families like ours, who find themselves with a hospitalized child over the holiday season, hospital visits replace family trips while beeps and wires become more common than holiday lights and tinsel. After a difficult day, you provide a cozy bed, warm cup of cocoa, and the feeling of comfort needed to re-energize. You’re giving the best gift of all to children just like my Preslie - time with their families.

With Love, Shelbie Hensel (Preslie’s proud mom)

For families with a seriously ill child, the holiday season can quickly turn from a time of laughter and joy to a road of uncertainty and worry; no one wants to be away from home for the holidays.

The warmth of a volunteer’s welcoming smile, whole-hearted cuddles from a friendly pup, and newfound hope knowing you are not alone, come together for families inside Ronald McDonald House. When you have a seriously ill child, it’s these “little things” that make the holiday season a little bit brighter.

Give togetherness and receive a special thank you in the mail from a family you’re keeping close.


Give the gift of togetherness and help families experience the warmth of the season, spend more time with their sick child and build positive memories to cherish.




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