Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon “Home for Dinner” initiative has returned for the third year to support families whose time, energy and funds are being channeled towards life-saving medical treatment for their children.
What is “Home for Dinner”?
Home for Dinner launched in 2018 and is a community fundraising initiative that encourages locals to embrace the tradition of connecting with family around the dinner table by hosting a dining event in their home, or at their favourite restaurant.
Hosts can suggest guests forego bringing wine or hostess gifts and instead contribute a donation.
All funds raised will go towards families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, ensuring they benefit from a supportive and healing environment while their child or children undergo life-saving medical treatments.
How to get involved
- Sign up to host an event by creating a personalized fundraising page.
- Take a look at the program website to find resources that will help make your event a success.
- Plan a home-cooked meal or support your favourite local restaurants by ordering take out from Restaurant Partners (including McDelivery from UberEats, DoorDash and Skip the Dishes). Invite your loved ones to join you for a special meal. Don’t forget to follow current social distancing recommendations!
- Register & Celebrate with the generous gift of $150. You can attend the virtual celebration without fundraising. You’ll receive a $50 meal delivery gift certificate and a $100 tax receipt.
About Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon is a 73-bedroom, 74,000 square foot property on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital that provides accommodation, compassion and a sense of community for 2,000 families each year who must travel to Vancouver for their children’s medical treatments.
The house offers spacious suites and services for kids of all ages that include a fitness area, arts and crafts studio, LEGO lounge, magic room and several indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
Share your experience on social media with the hashtag #HomeForDinner, and inspire others to join in!