On May 16, 2014, people across the Metroplex will join together to show support and spread awareness of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas’ mission by wearing the 2014 “Share the Love” t-shirt. Businesses, civic organizations and community groups are asked to show their love by purchasing and wearing this t-shirt. The purchase of these shirts directly helps families staying at the House, which has the tagline “the House That Love Built.”
Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, said, “Families staying at the House are asked to contribute $15 a night toward the cost of their stay. However, they are never turned away for the inability to pay. When you purchase a ‘Share the Love’ t-shirt, you are helping support a home-away-from-home for a family with a sick or injured child.”
In addition to wearing a “Share the Love” t-shirt, the Dallas House will also host a BBQ dinner at 5:30 p.m. in honor of the families staying at the House and the sponsors. Dinner is provided for an additional donation of $15 per person at http://isharethelove.org/. Cumnock added, “Sharing a meal with families who stay with us is something we want to do to share our love with them. We also want to add a special thanks to Spring Creek BBQ’s James Carroll, who is also our Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Young Friends president, for donating the dinner.”
On May 16, t-shirt wearers are encouraged to host events and to share photos of themselves and their groups via social media at https://www.facebook.com/rmhdallas and @RMHDallas. Cumnock said, “We encourage businesses to host events sporting the shirts. Last year, for example, Lute Riley Honda purchased shirts for all 185 employees and hosted a cookout lunch that General Manager Dan Weiss grilled all by himself for the House.”
To place a t-shirt order, visit http://www.rmhdallas.org/news-and-events/share-the-love/, http://isharethelove.org/ or contact Kimberly Conley at 214.631.7354.
Special thanks to the sponsors:
Lute Riley Honda, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Axxys Technologies, Parrish Restaurants, LTD, TEAK Midstream, Sleep Experts, SLI Enterprises, Inc., Spring Creek Barbeque, Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, LiquidAgents Healthcare, McDonalds Corporation Greater Southwest Region.
ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:
Established in 1981, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 35,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit www.rmhdallas.org.