Ronald McDonald House Charities
Lunch Time For Sun-Shines/Lunch Bags--PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD
Who receives the decorated bags? Mostly moms, dads, grandmas, grandads, aunts, uncles etc…. The patient (child) is often too sick or little (think babies) to see the bag.
What words can I put on the bags? Try to put yourself in the position of the person who may be getting the bag or card you’re decorating. Please don’t write on words such as - good job, congratulations, it’ll get better, you can beat cancer, well done graduate, happy birthday, this is a good day, have faith, religious references and similar words or sayings.
What pictures or drawings can I put on the bags? You can be very creative with lots of color on BOTH sides of the bag. Cartoon characters (Disney, Looney Tunes, Cartoon Network etc.), animals, hearts, flowers and trees, abstract designs are all great to include, but be creative. Drawing scary pictures (frightening characters,
guns etc.) is not what we’re looking for.
Pop a Top For Hope
- Students can earn up to 50 hrs. per year with their donation.
- Parents can earn up to 25 hrs. per year with their donation.
- 100 tabs = 1 hour of service time....so, 5000 tabs will earn the full 50 hours for the year.
- Tabs must be turned in in a Ziploc/grocery bag with the donation sheet filled out and attached (just fold up and put in the bag), in groups of 100. That means, do not turn in 150 tabs......turn in 100 or 200 or 300 etc.,
- Hours must then be logged into x2VOL and they will then be approved off of the donation sheet.
Ronald McDonald Family Room/Sunrise Hospital Volunteer
The Ronald McDonald Family Room®, located on the neonatal intensive care unit at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, is a place of respite for families sitting at their children’s bedsides. Family Room volunteers provide a welcoming face to families using the room.
Duties include checking families in, giving tours of the room, performing simple administrative tasks, light housekeeping and keeping the kitchenette stocked.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room® is open 9:00am-9:00pm every day, with three, 4 hour shifts per day. A commitment of one, 4 hour shift per week for 6 months is requested. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and have a desire to assist families in crisis.
Please see attached flyer below and link for details. RMCH ROOM
Caring Cards for Lunch--PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD
WHY AM I DECORATING THESE CARDS?— To make a family member sitting at their child’s beside smile. Sitting with a sick child can be a very stressful time. A bright & cheerful decorated card can bring a smile to a parent’s face & may relieve some of that stress they are going through.
WHO RECEIVES THE CARD?-Mostly moms, dads, grandparents, aunt, uncles, etc…..The patient (child) is often too sick or little (think babies).
WHAT WORDS CAN I PUT ON THE CARDS?—Try to put yourself in the position of the person who may be getting the card. Please do not use such phrases/words as—good job, congratulations, happy birthday, this is a good day, get well/better soon, you can beat this, be happy, have faith or any religious reference. While these are well meaning, they can be painful. Sayings should be upbeat, positive, thoughtful…Enjoy your lunch, yummy for the tummy, have an amazing/wishing you an amazing day, silly jokes, word puns, and riddles are great! Examples: I had a mechanic fix up my lunch…but he didn’t know how to ‘Tuna’ salad, what is the scariest thing to eat for lunch??—A sand’witch’, what does a suit like to have for lunch? ‘Tie’ food…you can find a ton more on Google…..lunch puns, short silly jokes, lunch riddles, etc.
WHAT PICTURES CAN I PUT ON THE CARDS?—You can be very creative with LOTS of color on BOTH sides of the cards. Cartoon characters, (Disney, Looney Tunes, Cartoon Network, etc.), animals, hearts, trees, abstract designs are all great. Remember nothing scary, no weapons, or religious pictures.
WHAT MATERIALS TO USE? – You can use markers, crayons, ink stamps or colored pencils. DO NOT use any type of glitter, stickers, cut outs from magazines, glue, tape, etc. I cannot give you credit for your work if you use anything besides markers, crayons, ink stamps or colored pencils.
RMHC Volunteer Hour Forms