Since the program began in 2004, volunteers have prepared and delivered more than 298,000 lunches to families and have brought stuffed animals, toys and games for the children staying at University Medical Center (UMC) and Sunrise Children's Hospital. More than 37,000 lunches were delivered in 2017; that is over 740 lunches each week!
RMHC® volunteers also noted that many injured or sick children and their families were waiting for several hours to be treated at local emergency rooms. In an effort to relieve some of the anxiety experienced by these families, RMHC® prepares activity bags for children at UMC, and Sunrise Children's Hospital emergency rooms. The bags include games, toys and activities to help make a trip to the emergency room a little more bearable for children and their families.
Volunteer your time and prepare and deliver lunches for families who are staying by their child's side at local hospitals.
Donate items from our Lunch Wish List: These items should be individually wrapped, snack sized, and ready to put in a boxed lunch to be delivered to families in the hospital.
Lunch Bag & Caring Card Decorating – Want to brighten someone's day? Then our lunch bag & caring card decorating program is for you! Visit the House to pick up some undecorated lunch bags or caring cards and a decorating guidelines sheet and start decorating OR you can purchase your own bags (MUST be a size 8/8lb bag) from local Smart and Final grocery stores or Costco Business Center. You can purchase 3x5 index cards (white or colored) at any local store with an office supplies section for the Caring Cards. For driving directions to the House, click here.
Make a donation to support the lunch program.
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