All of Dallas is invited to don a Give Love T-shirt this Give Love Day, Friday, May 12, to provide a night’s stay to one of the 1,200 families served by Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) each year.
In its 6th year, Give Love Day encourages an annual show of solidarity from the Dallas community to support out-of-town families seeking treatment locally for their child’s serious illness or injury by purchasing and wearing the limited edition $15 Give Love 2017 T-shirt. The price of the shirts is the same as the suggested donation for a family’s one-night stay at the House, where they receive shelter, three meals a day lovingly prepared by volunteers, and emotional support from staff and other families in similar situations.
“So many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help when families face the extraordinary challenge of a sick or injured child,” said Jill Cumnock, Chief Executive Officer of RMHD. “Give Love Day is an opportunity for us to not only show those families that we empathize with their struggle, but to also help meet their basic needs by covering the cost of a night’s stay at the House with a T-shirt purchase. Some of our families may need to stay here for months, so it’s an incredible gift to provide even a night.”
Families who stay at RMHD are asked to contribute only $15 a night toward the cost of their stay, but no family is ever turned away for an inability to pay. Give Love Day will culminate with an ice cream party for friends of all ages and current House residents at RMHD from 2 to 4 p.m. with Shiloh, Chief Cheer Officer of RMHD.
The cornflower blue T-shirts are sized youth S and M, and adult S to XXXL, and are available online at www.rmhdallas.org/givelove, as well as at the front desk of RMHD, located at 4707 Bengal Drive in Dallas. Group orders of more than 10 are also available through Bailey Kafer at email@example.com or 214-624-5363. Those who purchase a T-shirt are encouraged to post photos featuring their T-shirts to social media with the hashtag #GiveLove17.
Current sponsors for Give Love Day include Liquid Agents Healthcare, RMHC of Greater North Texas, Lute Riley Honda, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Axxys Technologies and Parrish Restaurants, LTD.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:
Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 37,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.