Annual Impact Report 2019

National Partners

Harry Hy-Undies hits Australia

With a name like Harry Hy-Undies, how could you not smile? That’s just what the Hyundai Help for Kids ‘give back’ experience achieved in 2019. 58 volunteers from Hyundai took to the roads, travelling 12,500kms to prepare 600 meals for RMHC families across Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and South East Queensland. The experience was the creative genius of our very own Learning Program children, in collaboration with Hyundai Help for Kids.

Hyundai Help for Kids has been providing invaluable, hands-on support to RMHC since 2014.

Making the biggest difference

Amart Furniture understand the importance of making a house a home
– so it made sense to partner with RMHC in the communities we share across Australia.

Amart Furniture have been committed to providing Australian families with all the comforts of home when they need it most. Since October 2015, Amart Furniture has donated a staggering amount of cash donation and furniture in-kind to support our ever growing operational needs.

In addition the teams support RMHC via meals for our families and money can’t buy experiences, rounding off an incredible partnership.

Comfortable nights’ rest

Sealy understand that when a child is sick, the whole family feels the pain. That’s why for many years they’ve proudly partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia, to help provide a better night’s sleep for over 10,000 families in need each year.

To date, Sealy have generously donated more than 5,000 Sealy Posturepedic mattresses in Australia – in fact, almost every mattress across Australia in either a Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room is a Sealy Posturepedic.

Their aim is to help families get a good night’s sleep so that it can alleviate some of the added stress of being temporarily displaced from their own homes.

Thanks to our partnership with Sealy, our families have a safe, healthy and comfortable environment to recharge and recover close to their hospitalised child.

20 years of support

Bosch has been proudly supporting RMHC for over 20 years. In 2012 Bosch was proud to be inducted into the Ronald McDonald House Charities Donor Hall of Fame.

The 20-year partnership with the Charity has seen Bosch donate over $350,000 worth of household appliances to several Ronald McDonald Houses nationally, including houses in Westmead (NSW), Monash (VIC) Townsville (QLD) and Canberra (ACT). “Ensuring these Houses are equipped with modern, easy to use appliances is our small way of contributing.”

In 2020, Bosch will work to drive engagement programs that will continue to strengthen the relationship, but moreover, create awareness of the long-standing partnership. There are several initiatives that will aid in the promotion of the Charity, as well as further cement the commitment from Bosch.

Family always comes first

Steggles are passionate about their involvement with local communities and contribution to Australian children charities.

Baiada Poultry with their Steggles Charity Nest have been a wonderful national supporter of Ronald McDonald House operational needs of our Programs since 2013 through their cash donation, which incorporates the contributions from their staff via workplace giving.

Steggles Charity nest has been a valued National Kitchen Partner and donate chicken to our Houses to have available for our families after a long and stressful day at the hospital.

2019 saw the Steggles Charity Nest and RMHC hold our first ever Host A Roast activation across the country.

Following a successful launch at Ronald McDonald House North Fitzroy in July, seven of our Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia held the Steggles Charity Nest Host A Roast dinner in July.A fantastic night enjoyed both by our families, staff and volunteers alike.

Making a real difference

Ingenia Communities make a real difference where it’s needed the most. For a second year running, the team at Ingenia and residents in our communities have opened their hearts to support Ronald McDonald House Charities in a variety of fun and creative ways.

As our National Family Room Partner, Ingenia has provided cash donations to support operational needs and donation of products such as pillows, blankets and colouring bags to create a comfortable experience during lengthy hospital stay. In addition, Ingenia staff across the country have participated in the Meals from the Heart Program, making dinner for families and children, a much needed break to concentrate on the important recovery process of their child. Ingenia staff have enjoyed the ‘Masterchef’ style challenges, jumping at the chance to participate and create meals for families. Another vital support is through the Ingenia resident-based Knitting from the Heart program. This activity has seen many of residents spend countless hours knitting much-needed blankets, beanies, teddy bears and toys for the beautiful children staying in a Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.

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