SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire are in need of supplies for their Cart With a Heart program and house.
Cart With a Heart is a hospitality cart program at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah.
The program is a collaboration between the Ronald McDonald House and The One Hundred Children’s Foundation to provide inpatient children and their caregivers with toiletries, snacks and activities such as crafts and games to help pass the time and brighten their days.
Ronald McDonald House staff & volunteers from the hospital take the cart several times a week to each unit of the pediatric hospital to distribute the items at no cost.
The Ronald McDonald House in Savannah is a home away from home for families faced with a child’s medical crisis. It can be a quiet place to be alone, or a place of companionship, sharing, and emotional support.
The house is located within walking distance from the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial Health Hospital. They serve the St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital system and any medical facilities serving the Coastal Empire that are taking care of critically ill or injured children.
Items needed are individually wrapped snacks (chips, crackers cookies), Capri Sun, small bottled water, socks, toiletries, coloring books, crayons and Legos.
Donations can be accepted at the house 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The address is 4710 Waters Avenue.
Sponsored by a grant from The One Hundred Children’s Foundation, the Hospitality Cart is an extension of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Room which is located at Memorial Hospital now serving the NICU. The Family Room allows visitors of patients to grab a meal, take a shower, watch television, and simply rest for a moment while being only steps away from their child receiving care.
For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, visit www.rmhccoastalempire.org