A Home Away from Home

10 Oct

Today we present the final profile of our 13 Founding Members in Chapel Hill-Carrboro. Last but certainly not least, here is an organization that has been supporting families with seriously ill children since 1988.

Many families with seriously ill children are forced to travel long distances or endure extended stays in the hospital to ensure their children get the best treatment. The emotional trauma of a sick child is enough to bear without the additional stress of life on the road.

This is where The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill comes in. This organization understands that providing comfort to families with seriously ill children can truly make a difference in their lives.

The Ronald McDonald House believes hope can be found in the comfort of a home!

Each year, they open their doors to more than 1,800 families with children in the hospital. When the weary travelers arrive at  the Ronald McDonald House, they find a home with a fully stocked kitchen, home-cooked meals, a cozy living room, hotel-style guest rooms, and outdoor play areas.

Families get the chance to take their minds off of the stress of hospital life and relax by participating in the Healing Arts Program. This program sponsors family-oriented activities each night, giving everyone in the house a chance to relieve stress and have fun while interacting with other families. These activities include craft nights, therapy dog visits, cooking, music performances and even massage therapy.

Sign up to be a Catchafire Pro Bono Professional and give families in need a home away from home!

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