Ronald McDonald House Charities encourages donations on ‘GivingTuesday’

Louisiana News

Image courtesy of RMHC-SLA

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana is encouraging people to donate during “GivingTuesday” on Dec. 1 to support its Meals From the Heart and Comforts of Home programs.

Those looking to celebrate GivingTuesday–held this year on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving–can donate to the RMHC-SLA through the website 225 Gives.

Ronald McDonald House Charities offer free support, supplies and sometimes housing for families whose sick children require out-of-town medical care. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted some functions of the charity–like having volunteers cook for families–the organization is still seeking monetary donations to help families in need in other ways.

Image courtesy of RMHC-SLA.

“This holiday season, as we gather with our own families, either in person or virtually, we ask you to remember those unable to be home because of their sick child,” RMHC-SLA Executive Director Marianne Addy said.

GivingTuesday donations will help fund the organization’s Meal From the Heart program, as well as its new program called Comforts of Home, which was created during the pandemic to help families experiencing financial and emotional distress due to their children’s medical emergencies, according to Addy.

“With space limited right now at our Ronald McDonald House because of our COVID-19 protocols, we decided to bring comforts of home to the hospital,” Addy said.

For more information, visit the organization’s website or call 504-486-6668.

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