Amarillo Ronald McDonald House To Hold Special Event
With the grand opening of Amarillo’s new Ronald McDonald House set for December, the Ronald McDonald house will be hosting a virtual "Share the Love, Share a Night" Shirt Day event November 13, to commemorate grand opening of the new House.
The organization launched its "Keeping Families Close Capital Campaign to rebuild the Ronald McDonald House" in early 2018, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo is nearing completion of its project and gearing up for the opening of their new House.
A press release October 20 stated:
The first event to commemorate this milestone event in the community will be a socially-distanced, virtual event families and individuals all across the High Plains will be able to join, with the "Share the Love, Share a Night" Shirt Day set for Friday, November 13th. For anyone who makes a donation of $20 to help "Share a Night" with a family traveling to Amarillo for their child to receive medical care, they will be able to receive the official Share the Night, Share the Love t-shirt to wear on that date. The charity is encouraging families, individuals, businesses, and organizations all across the region to wear their shirts on that date, and tag RMHC on its social media channels so they can help to share THEIR love to all of the organization's many supporters online.
The Ronald McDonald House encourages families to make a $20 contribution each night to help cover the costs of lodging. In all reality, it actually costs $85 each night to house a family. For many families, a donation of any amount is completely out of reach due to costly medical bills, extended time away from work, and other economic challenges. No family has ever been turned away from the House for the inability to contribute financially thanks largely to the "Share a Night" program, which allows folks all across the community an opportunity to chip in $20 and share a night with a family in need.
Since it’s opening in 198The Ronald McDonald house has provided more than 70,000 comforting nights of hospitality and support to families with children receiving medical care.