Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
As many of you know, I recently made a decision to transition into a new position with the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Part of the need to make the move was the unhappy state i found myself in at my old job. I loved the people I worked with and I even loved the work I did...but it wasn't the right fit anymore, and I was starting to get angry about it.
My transition brought me face-to-face with individuals who live by the principle of enjoying every moment that you have (despite the curveballs). I quickly realized that in relation to many of the families around me:
1. my bad = good
2. my good = great (a paradise)
So I find myself complaining less, I smile more, I laugh a ton, and I LOVE BIGGER.
We all need little reminders and I'm blessed to have gotten mine through work. I love what I'm doing, but I appreciate even more that it has shown me to love how I live.
Please consider helping me raise funds to support the work that we do at our House. I'm so proud to be a part of this team, and I would be even prouder to say that my circle of friends and family helped me blow my personal fundraising goal out of the water!
Since we opened our doors, our House has been at almost FULL CAPACITY. The need for rooms was even greater than we could have predicted. The cost of hosting a family is roughly $50/night. When families check in, we ask for a suggest donation of $10/night. There are many families who cannot make that financial commitment, but we DO NOT turn them away. There are other famlies who can and exceed the suggested donation. Their own generosity often blows my mind because I realize that they are paying it forward. We should all live our lives like that!
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!