New treat to sweeten Ronald McDonald House funding

By Glenn Hicks
October 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

Ronald McDonalds House Charities (RMHC) hope the public will sink their teeth into a new initiative and menu item at their key sponsor. McDonald’s Canada has launched its line of RMHC cookies that replaces their existing offering, with five cents from every sale going towards their homes for the family of sick children.

“Volunteers submitted recipes and McDonald’s has now come up with three heart-shaped flavours,” RMHC Saskatchewan CEO Tammy Forrester told paNOW. “The cookies are inspired by the baking by volunteers in the kitchens at Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms across Canada.”

Forrester said the initiative was important because McDonald’s provides 20 per cent of their annual funding to help make the facilities possible.

“The next time you have a board or staff meeting, grab a bag of these cookies and you’ll know it’s going to a worthy cause,” she said.

Prince Albert’s Ivan Trudel is a board member with RMHC in Saskatchewan and his family has spent over 100 days at the Ronald McDonald House at RUH in Saskatoon.

“Some of the many, many volunteers come in regularly to offer some home baking at the Houses and cookies are part of the experience, so this is a great way to help provide funding,” he said.

Prince Albert’s Victoria Hospital has a Ronald McDonald Family Room to help families stay close to a seriously ill child.

 

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