Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
This year, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) has created an ALL NEW challenge which is bigger than ever! Help me in my quest to play tug-of-war with a semi-truck and a fire truck!
“Pulling for the House” is sure to be a great time with games, raffles, prizes, food, drinks, and even a "Joes vs. Pros" challenge against Barzeen and the Strongmen!
We're competing to pull these obstacles in the fastest time, and in order to rally support and compete in the tournament- our team is fundraising to reach our team goal of $4,000!
As you may know, I have been working for this wonderful charity for nearly three years!!! I started working at the House in my hometown of Oak Lawn and have worked in our chapter office on the Events Team in Oak Brook for a year now. Both jobs have been and continue to be amazing experiences for me that enabled me to cross paths with so many great people who have impacted my life in one way or another—House guests, volunteers, co-workers, donors, House Council members, Board members, etc… the list goes on and on!
As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”—and I see this lived out each and every day with the charity by so many different people coming together and utilizing their gifts and talents for the betterment of the charity. To keep these Houses going, we need YOUR help!! To stay at a House, it is a suggested donation of $10 a night, but in reality it costs $50 a night to operate (but no family is ever turned away for inability to pay). Can you spare to donate $10 to help the families we serve?
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
This year's event is sure to be great!! If you’d like to come out and watch, click here for more details http://www.rmhccni.org/pages/calendar-detail.php?stime=2011-10-01&etime=2011-11-01&id=4e9c63a582a975025d4acaddb903166f !
Thanks again and I will leave you with this poem.
“This is the House
Where families meet
To continue their lives,
To eat and sleep,
To find their strengths
And dry their tears,
To look forward with hope
To the better years.
This is the House
That becomes their Home.
This is the House
That love built”