The Ronald McDonald House Charities Detroit has been keeping families closer together during hard times since its inception in 1979. Families with a child going through a major surgery, treatment, or other procedure have been able to stay close together and to the hospital and provide continuous emotional support thanks to the Ronald McDonald House. The Detroit-based chapter of the organization has a recently renovated 27-room house adjacent to the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and asks for a $10 donation (if possible) to spend the night in one of its rooms. While also providing food, play areas for kids, and three separate living rooms for guests, the Ronald McDonald House aims to keep families from stressing about the little things during their stay. Due to COVID-19, the house has closed its doors to new visitors and volunteers so that it can assure the families currently in its care remain safe and healthy. The house has also moved its scheduled summer events, such as Escape to Belle Isle, to online formats in an effort to raise money and provide entertainment while also respecting the need for distancing in the current climate.
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