I’ve never been the fundraising type…..
Maybe it’s the introvert in me. Maybe it’s the fear of rejection. Maybe it’s because I hate asking for things. I’m not really sure. With age comes wisdom, and I now have a profound understanding of why fundraisers are so important. I donate to local fundraisers, I give to gofundme campaigns, and I try to pass on the tradition to my kids by encouraging them to do their best when the school sends home fundraisers that directly benefit the school.
Now I’m kicking my fundraiser juju up a notch by doing my own. Not for myself, but for the Ronald McDonald House. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Their houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
In 2016, Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) provided 2.4 million overnight stays to families, putting them steps from the hospitals where their children are receiving critical medical care. This gave them the ability to spend more time with their children, interact with the doctors, and make important decisions about their children’s care.
I am helping raise awareness for RMHC and its efforts by organizing my own local fundraiser to raise love and money for RMHC, and you can do it too!
RMHC was nice enough to send me this awesome set of juggling balls, so we are going to #JuggleForRaiseLove. Our friends created pledges for every catch with our juggling balls. Every ball Richard catches will yield $1 per friend (10 friends total) that they will donate to RMHC.