May 18, 2016
Last month, 57 per cent of families who were referred to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto had to wait to get a room at our House. They had to pay for an expensive hotel room or they slept at the foot of their child’s hospital bed.
RMHC Toronto has never been busier. At this time last year, for example, we had no waiting list at all. This year, we’ve already served more than 400 families at our House since January 1.
Unfortunately, the need for our services is great.
As we adjust to the demands of routinely operating with a waiting list, our staff is working harder than ever to ensure the House runs efficiently and families are able to check in and check out as quickly as possible. We’re doing our best to make sure we never have to turn away the family of a seriously ill child.
To help us support the growing number of families in need, consider becoming a monthly donor.
Monthly gifts provide us with a cost effective and reliable source of funding to effectively plan the programs and services we provide every year. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your donations keep families close when they need each other most.