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February 8, 2017

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Hey Yall!  Yesterday evening it was an honor to be invited to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  It was an experience we'll dearly cherish.







Before visiting the Ronald McDonald House, which by the way I didn't know anything about before yesterday, my thoughts on McDonald's was a fast food joint serving up Big MACs, fries, and egg McMuffins.  I barely eat at McDonald's, maybe go there like three times a year which is when we're on a road trip, and the girls are hungry.  And to be honest, McDonald's is a place I try to avoid.  But after visiting the Ronald McDonald House, it made me reconsider my feelings about them.








About Ronald McDonald House Charities




Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com



Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a home away from home for families of sick and injured children receiving care at local hospitals.





The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible.


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Since 1979 our Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have been called “home” by more than 48,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby. Their Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. They believe that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. But their services do more than keep families close during a child’s medical crisis.





They Help:




  •     Reduce stress and financial burden
  •     Improve quality of sleep and quality of life
  •     Establish a network of support to help cope
  •     Provide peace of mind knowing that the hospital and their child is nearby




Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com
Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com
Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.comOur Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com



Such an eye opening experience after touring this house.  I'm thankful that Ronald McDonald House provides a warm, safe, welcoming place for families to stay during a tough and stressful time.


 



The house asks for a $20-$30 donation a night. However if a family can't afford it, they're still welcomed.




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Rooms are very spacious with two comfy Tempur-Pedic beds, and wheelchair access bathrooms. I love the contemporary decor, my kind of style!




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Hot meals are cooked by volunteers in an oversized kitchen each day.  Also, if a family comes to the house after hot meals are already gone, there are foods available in the kitchen that they can cook themselves.  How neat, and convenient is that!




Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com




From game rooms, sitting rooms, and other activity rooms, I wouldn't want to leave this place, it's awesome!




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To give thanks to the sponsors who made all of this possible, blogger's children created a hand print Valentine's Day crafts for them.  I hope the donors enjoys their gift.



Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com


Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com

Our Visit to Atlanta's Ronald McDonald House Charities  via  www.productreviewmom.com




I'm grateful to share this experience with my girls.  They now want to become volunteers helping out baking in the kitchen.  Already, they both visit senior homes during the holidays singing Christmas Carols, as well as bake cookies.  It's the little things that can make people feel good when life is not going so well.




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7 comments

  1. Wow, it is awesome what they do. I always thought about McDonald's as a fast food place as well. You have definitely opened my eyes.

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  2. This is such an awesome work that McDonald's does. I did temporary work at our RM house and it was such a nice experience.

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  3. Hi Lou, I am very familiar with the Ronald McDonald House. My ex-sister in law has a daughter who had to be treated for a liver injury at UAB. As such, she lives in MS, however Ronald McDonald house in Birmingham became her home while her daughter obtain required care. Great home away from home!

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  4. I had an opportunity to visit our Ronald McDonald House months ago, still have the pics but didn't write the post yet. They are wonderful for families with kids born with special needs. We weren't able to stay there when Tayair was born because it was under construction, however, it's an amazing home for those with kids at AI DuPont Children's Hospital. #ProductReviewParty

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  5. I remember collecting toiletries to donate to our local Ronald McDonald House as a child and even visiting it on a field trip. I'm thankful that it exists for the families who need it.

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  6. This is great!! The rooms and other places look beautiful and neat!

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  7. What a great event! Ronald McDonald House does such great things! #ProductReviewParty

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