The night we were invited, The Atlanta Hawks had their flight team there to sponsor a night of fun for the families that were staying there. We were able to get a tour and then have a fun night with the Ronald McDonald House Guests.
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Being that the Ronald McDonald House is for families dealing with children fighting sickness, you know that they will have a great play room for the kids to go to and unwind during their free time. This is for the patients, as well as their family members.
The average number of nights a family stays at a Ronald McDonald House is eight. Instead of having to worry about finding a laundry mat, they have a laundry room on site. Laundry supplies are donated by the community.
This is the Home Office area that is available for those staying to use when they need it.
I loved heading into the dining area and seeing that they had activity pads and crayons readily available for the kids to have during dinner, or to take to their room afterwards. Sometimes, it is the little things that do make the biggest difference.
This is the pantry. It is open for family members to head in and grab what they need. While we were there, a gentleman was making a box of goodies to take back to his room. See that table in the middle? It has flowers in buckets. The best part? There was a note there saying " Families, please help yourself to some flowers!" I actually saw a lady walking by with the biggest smile on her face. I overheard her talking about how sweet it was that the flowers were there and she just loved them. She held them close to her and kept smelling them. Again, the little things. I never would have thought about that.
After our tour, we headed back to the activity center to see what was going on with the Hawks crew. It was great seeing the children in their playing and able to "escape" their sickness, even if only for a few minutes. They had a hoops station set up. The kids played against each other and even some of the Hawks crew played them!
Savannah decided that she was going to give corn-hole a go. She liked it, but loved it when Harry the Hawk played with her.
All the kids were able to take the foam fingers. They also had health activity books for them. Oh yeah, we even saw the crew coloring sheets with the kids!
Like I said, Savannah had a blast with Harry playing corn-hole!
If you are in a position to give, they recently posted a WISH LIST on Instagram. I am pretty sure you could order things online and have it sent to their location.