For many parents with a seriously ill or injured child, the best medical treatment can only be found far, far from home. Families can be separated for long periods of time, and for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.
Ronald McDonald House provides a unique service to those with a seriously ill child, providing a home-away-from-home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. While they can’t make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, they help lessen the burden by providing a sanctuary so families can stay together during a difficult time so they can focus on healing – together. Every year they help more than 4.5 million families all over the world have the stability and resources they need to help care for their child.
And now, with the Season of Giving upon us, join Sassy Mama on Sunday, 2 December at the Ronald McDonald House in Shatin for a special Family Fair opened to the whole community. Designed to provide an afternoon of fun for the patients and families, thank the many volunteers, and showcase their wonderful facility, it’s a day not to be missed. This free event will offer loads of arts and crafts activities, fun game stalls, a charity sale and a chance to see the house and learn more with a special tour. And 100% of the money raised goes to the operation and maintenance funds for the House.
What: Ronald McDonald House Family Fun Fair
Time: Sunday 2 December: 11am 4pm (Stalls) & 2pm 4pm (House Tour)
Where: 23 To Shek Street, To Shek Village, Shatin, N.T.,
How Much: Free Entrance
Learn more: www.rmh.org.hk/e/default_home.asp – or call 2947 8778.
HEY, MAMA! The Ronald McDonald House is also looking for families to volunteer to help at the Open Day! Jobs include helping to pass out gifts and prizes, collecting tickets at the game booths, and more – all great for parents and kids to do together. We can’t think of a more heart-warming way to help your children learn the importance of giving back. Contact Keith, House Manager at the Ronald McDonald House (tel: 2947 8781 /firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more and sign up.
About the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hong Kong
Asia’s first Ronald McDonald House was built in Hong Kong in 1996. The House is the cornerstone project of RMHC, a non-profit organization. Only a 4-minute walk from the Price of Wales Hospital in Shatin, the House provides comprehensive facilities including 23 bedrooms, a community kitchen, library, computer room, dining room as well as an isolation suite designed for child patients recovering from bone marrow transplants. Besides offering temporary shelter for families while they go through the most challenging time in their life, the House is also full of love and care.