RHMC of Idaho & Local Media to Host 2nd Annual “Fundraising for Families”

Published online: Mar 01, 2021 Articles, East Idaho Health
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IDAHO FALLS – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho (RMHC of Idaho) is partnering with Riverbend Communications and other local media for the 2nd annual “Fundraising for Families” campaign with a goal of raising $30,000 to support families with sick kids. The campaign will take place Monday, March 8 through Wednesday, March 10.  Generous donors will match up to $15,000 during the three-days of giving.

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) and Fluor Idaho are partnering as presenting sponsors for the 2nd annual “Fundraising for Families” campaign. The community is encouraged to participate by making donations online or by calling 208-227-2898. To kick off this three-day fundraiser, McDonald's owner/operators in Eastern Idaho, the Cichos family and Johnson family, have made a leading gift of $5,000   

RMHC of Idaho operates three programs across Idaho including the Ronald McDonald House in Boise, Happy Wheels Hospitality Carts in Boise and Twin Falls, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Idaho Falls. The Family Room is located inside EIRMC and first opened its doors in September of 2019. Since opening, the Family Room has supported more than 500 families and had more than 3,000 visits.  

The Family Room provides families with a home-like environment where they can get something to eat, take a shower, do laundry, watch television, take a nap, or even stay the night, all within steps of their sick child. Any family with a sick child at EIRMC is able to use the Family Room, whether they live right in Idaho Falls or traveled from outside the area.  

Having a child in the hospital is a huge financial burden for families. There is no cost for families to use RMHC of Idaho’s services and generous donations from the community make this possible. 100% of the funds raised stay local to support RMHC of Idaho programs. 

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