A Message from Lynn

img_5098How You Bring Warmth to Our Families

We are staff run, but volunteer driven. Last year our volunteers contributed over 11,000 hours of service to help our families. Your smiles, dedication and compassion are the cornerstone of RMHC of WNY. It is because of your generosity that we have been able to bring that extra warmth and caring to our families when they need it the most. It’s the little things that mean so much.

Last year over 340 Cooks for Kids volunteer groups prepared approximately 7,000 meals for our guest families, providing our families with the normalcy of home while everything in their lives is so unsettled. Our families often remark that nothing rejuvenates like a good meal, especially after long, exhausting days in the hospital.

Your generous donations of mugs, flatware, dinnerware, kitchen gadgets, and small and large appliances add the special touches to the heart of our home.

Last year, over 300 Grab & Go Bags were assembled for our guest families. There was seldom a day when our families did not have an assortment to choose from. The variety of goodies and the wonderful decorations on each bag were a testament to your creatively and love. Families always commented on how they helped to brighten the long days spent at the hospital.

The need for in-kind donations is tremendous at Ronald McDonald House. Keeping our House fully stocked depends on the help of our community. Your donations throughout the year and during
our Summer Wednesday Wish List Drive, helped to make sure our families had everything they need.

In-kind donations to the House dramatically reduce our operating expenses and allow us to allocate that savings to other pressing expenditures such as keeping our House staffed 24/7/365-days each year. Because of you, every minute of every day our guest families have a staff member here for them. While they are at the House, they are never alone.

– Lynn Hughes, House Manager