At the February 19th Stated Meeting, the officers and members of the chapter donated $200 worth of toiletries and supplies to the Ronald McDonald House of Hershey. Ann Mahalik, Ronald McDonald Family Room Manager, accepted the donation and explained a little bit about the mission of the charity, which keeps children and families together by providing temporary housing to out-of-town families of seriously ill children who are being treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located within the Children’s Hospital and offers a comfortable setting for families of pediatric patients. The living area converts into sleeping space at night for family members with children so ill that leaving the hospital for any reason is not an option, and also serves those who live too close to be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Services are provided at no cost to guests using the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.