This post is sponsored by RMHC, Inc ® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
We’re entering a busy holiday season. A season of giving, and a season of togetherness. It’s so easy for all of us to be pulled into several different directions, but it’s also very important to focus on loved ones. I enjoy this time because I really do enjoy being with my family. I also have loved showing my kids how great it can be to give to others. This year I’m choosing to give back to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is even easier when donating online.
Not too far from our cozy home, families are dealing with their loved ones receiving critical medical care, and being together can be a struggle. Thanks to Ronald McDonald Family Room programs, RMHC provides parents with a space to be near their children. During the holidays, when people are rushing through the busy days, it’s nice to know that RMHC is keeping families together.
Last year my son started having his own outside activities. I realized it was the start to our busy years. And now that our daughter is getting a little older, they both require more personal time with parents. It doesn’t happen often – maybe once a month – but I try to take my son out for breakfast, just the two of us, so we can talk and play without interruption from his sister. He needs to know that we are always there for him, and I really enjoy our one-on-one time. Occasionally he tags along with me when I work on weekends. I bring him along for the fun things and I love being able to include him in my daily work.
RMHC really works to keep families together, and in this holiday season, a donation to RMHC can go a long way. I personally know several people who have stayed in a Ronald McDonald Family Room while a family member was going through a medical procedure, and just knowing you have a comfortable place to stay so close to a hospital is such a load off your mind.
Through RMHC.org/donate you can donate to a specific location or to the global charity, and you can feel good about what your donation is benefiting. A Ronald McDonald House has the personal rooms for families to stay, but also provides space for kids to be entertained, and for families to feel welcome. I can only imagine what many families are having to deal with this season, while their kids still keep smiling – and being kids.
Every holiday season, especially since my son was born, we select an organization to donate money or gifts. I started donating to various charities before our son was born, and usually in honor (now memory) of my grandfather. He didn’t need anything, but he loved when we would tell him we gave money in his name to a charity that he supported. With RMHC, it’s easy to donate online and it’s an organization I can stand behind since I’ve been donating change to them for years. Who hasn’t seen one of their donation boxes set up in person? Thankfully you don’t have to even leave your house to make a gift!
Support RMHC and Give the Gift of Togetherness this holiday season by donating online at RMHC.org/donate.