Holidays can be difficult for families with a child fighting cancer. While many of us continue with our family traditions, many families will have to spend their holidays away from home. Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation are a place for families to stay, feel comfortable and feel safe. A home away from home.

Here in Charlotte we are grateful to have the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and their incredible staff. Locate your local house to inquire about what you can do to give back this holiday season. A couple ideas:

1. Cook dinner for families staying in the house. This is one of our favorite things to do as a group. Cook as a team from work or as a family. You will have so much fun!

2. Ronald McDonald houses have an ongoing Wish List of items they need to help the house run day to day. Toilet paper, deodorant, trash bags, ect. Pick some items from the list, take your child to help you shop, and drop off at your local Ronald McDonald house.

3. Do you have a business with event or sports tickets? While in town, families need to get out of the house. Donate your basketball or play tickets to help keep families keep their mind off the reason they are in town.

Isabella and her family stayed often at the Ronald McDonald House New York while being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Ronald McDonald Houses play a significant and important role for families and we appreciate everything they do for communities.

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