Sarah and I used to think that the Ronald McDonald House was a place where sick children stayed. I’ve asked a lot of other people what they believe the homes are for, and most of them have misconceptions as we once did. If you’re uncertain, the Ronald McDonald House is a loving and comfortable home where families who have sick children in the hospital can stay for little to no cost. Over the course of our ten weeks in Ann Arbor, our family saved about $5,000 in expenses by staying there. Not only was it a blessing to us financially, but it also provided us an opportunity to reside within a community of people who understood exactly what we were going through.
Many of you who read our blog have actually stayed at a Ronald McDonald House at some point in time, and for those of you who haven’t, I pray you will never have to for the reason that your children remain healthy. Whether or not you’ve been impacted first hand by the generosity of Ronald McDonald House Charities, I would encourage you to find out how you can positively impact one of their homes near you. Our family recently had the opportunity to give back by participating in their annual “Share a Night” campaign. The following brochure was sent out by mail within Michigan’s Huron Valley area. I wanted to pass it along to you as well, in hopes that it might inspire you to share a night with a family in need.