Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon “Home for Dinner” initiative has returned for the fourth 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.
Sharing a meal with loved ones is always a special occasion and it’s even more meaningful when it raises funds to support families staying at RMH BC. That’s what Home for Dinner is all about.
Whether cooking a multi-course Thanksgiving feast or curating a laidback cheese board, Home for Dinner hosts have limitless possibilities to fundraise.
The program is simple: hosts invite families, colleagues or friends to safely and responsibly gather for a meal.
Instead of contributing food, wine or gifts, guests instead donate to RMH BC, whose state-of-the-art House – situated on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital – provides accommodation, community and kindness to up to 2,000 families each year.
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 as a host. Hosts are invited as well to register to attend the virtual celebration on October 14.
- Plan a home-cooked meal or support your favourite local restaurant by ordering takeout. Invite your friends,
family or colleagues and make sure to follow current public health guidelines and recommendations!
- Host Your Dinner and Fundraiseby asking your guests to donate to your personal fundraising page in
lieu of wine, flowers or other contributions.
- Celebrate by joining RMH BC’s virtual celebration on October 14.
Again this year, Home for Dinner participants and the general public are invited to join a virtual celebration with RMH BC on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. PT.
The online event will feature live entertainment, family stories and an exciting silent auction, as well as a virtual toast to fundraisers, donors and supporters across B.C. and abroad.
Register as a Home for Dinner host and sign-up for the virtual celebration by visiting www.give.rmhbc.ca/homefordinner.
For more information or to simply make a donation, visit www.rmhbc.ca.
Don’t forget to join the conversation online and share your Home for Dinner experience with the hashtag
About Ronald McDonald House
Each year, up to 2,000 families from across British Columbia and the Yukon travel to Vancouver in search of life-saving treatment for their critically ill children.
Far from their homes, they desperately need accommodation and a place to stay together under one roof.
Ronald McDonald House® BC and Yukon offers a home away from home, a community of support, and a restful space for families to heal better together.
RMH BC & Yukon operates a modern and welcoming 73 room facility steps from BC Children’s Hospital and a Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
With support from hundreds of volunteers, dedicated donors, and committed staff, we create a community of support for parents, siblings and patients so they can heal better, together.
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!