RMHC Southwest Florida announces plans for House Expansion “Put a Little More Love in our House”
Fort Myers, FL (November 6, 2019) – Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Southwest Florida announces plans for a House expansion that is scheduled to break ground in mid-November. Through silent fundraising, the organization has raised eighty percent – in cash and pledges – toward the capital campaign target of three million dollars. A $500,000 Challenge Grant from the Clark Family Foundation will be used to encourage new donations from first-time donors and increased donations from previous donors. Campaign Co-Chairs Jim Nathan and Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist kicked-off the capital campaign at a House Expansion Launch Party at the Ronald McDonald House on Monday, October 21st.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families with children who require medical attention. The Charities’ family centered programs make a difference by improving the clinical outcomes and experience for the children and their families. With the ever-growing medical services and advancements of Golisano Children’s Hospital, the need for additional space at the Ronald McDonald House will grow as well.
The house expansion will consist of:
- Six additional bedrooms
- Two additional offices
- One additional public restroom
- One storage closet
- Entry hallway
- Additional parking
- Structural improvements to the existing 23-year-old House, including, but not limited to:
- Hurricane impact windows
- Soffit/fascia repair & replacements
The community is encouraged to help Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida provide stability and resources to even more families so they can be near their children while they receive the care they need.
To donate or for more information, please go to rmhcswfl.org/house-expansion or call Amy at 239-437-0202.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is to create, find and support programs that directly impact the health and well-being of children and their families in Southwest Florida. RMHC of Southwest supports the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program, Ronald McDonald Family Room®, as well as Grants and the RMHC U.S. Scholars Programs. To learn more, visit rmhcswfl.org OR facebook.com/RMHCswflorida/