Happy Wheels Cart
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York is committed to serving families of seriously ill or injured children, and our new Happy Wheels Cart will allow us to serve more families than ever before.
Planning to launch in January 2018, the Happy Wheels Cart is designed to serve families who wait hours at the hospital without leaving the waiting room or their child’s bedside.
The Happy Wheels Cart will travel through the pediatric hallways of the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital offering families, in-patient children and caregivers complimentary beverages and a snack while remaining merely steps away from their child’s bed. They will also be distributing activities to help pass the time and brighten days of the in-patient children and their families.
Keeping Families Close
Research shows that staying close by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s medical team and improves adherence to complicated treatment plans.
Donating to the Happy Wheels Cart
Beginning in November 2017, you can make a donation towards or collect wish list items for the Happy Wheels Cart from our Wish List (see below). For more information or to make a donation, contact Marianne Hoover at 716-698-9749 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Wheels Cart – Top Ten Wish List:
- 100% Juice Boxes
- Individual, pre-packaged healthy snack items
- trail mix
- peanut butter crackers
- mini packs with crackers
- granola bars
- and more!
- Travel size toothpaste and tooth brushes
- Decks of playing cards (family friendly design)
- Coloring books for children and adults
- Crayons and colored pencils
- Activity books for children and adults (Crossword puzzles, etc.)
- Ear buds
- Mini bottled water