The Harris Cares Team of Charlotte has chosen to support The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte this year.
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte provides families a safe, comfortable and supportive environment while their children receive medical treatment at nearby medical facilities. To serve their families during their stay the Ronald McDonald House offers the following services:
- Sibling activities
- Holiday and birthday recognition
- Parent interaction and sharing
- Nightly family meals
- Weekly family-friendly activities.
The Harris Cares Team has planned many events throughout the year to help this great cause!
In April we started the “Fill the Barrel” Campaign designed to collect items for the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Customers and employees are encouraged to donate enough household items and non-perishable items to fill an A.H. Harris barrel we will donate to the house. We have challenged each employee to donate at least 5 items!
Starting in May and continuing until August we will be selling raffle tickets to give away A.H. Harris and vendor “Swag” such as: concert tickets, t-shirts, safety wear, gift cards, etc. At the end of each month we will contact the winner and raffle off a new item. The raffle not only raises money for the Ronald McDonald house it also promotes A.H. Harris and our partner vendors.
In August, during “Customer Appreciation Week” we will host a corn hole tournament where our top customers and families can have fun playing while raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. Also during the Customer Appreciation week we will have a “Vendor Donation Matching” campaign encouraging our customers and employees to donate money to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and invite our vendors to help our fundraising efforts by matching it. Our goal is to raise at least $2000 but hope to exceed that.
Lastly, in November 10 members of the Charlotte Harris Cares Team will volunteer our time at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte by preparing and serving dinner for the families staying at the house. We will cook and serve a wonderful meal that will feed up to 50 people, bringing not only smiles but full bellies to the families!
The Harris Cares Team of Charlotte is excited about helping the Ronald McDonald house of Charlotte in many ways through 2016. We hope our efforts will help bring hope to the hearts of families who are already dealing with so much.
“Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can also better communicate with their child’s medical team, and keep up with complicated treatment plans as needed.” Learn more by visiting rmhofcharlotte.org.