Share A Night Ornament

Designed by Matthew


This year’s Share A Night ornament was specially designed by 10-year-old, Matthew, who stayed at our Ronald McDonald House with his family while he received life-saving treatment for kidney cancer.  When you purchase a Share A Night ornament, you are directly supporting families like Matthew’s and helping them stay close to each other and the care their sick child needs.
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The ornaments are 4″x4″, home-shaped, made of eco-friendly 100% post-consumer recycled aluminum, feature Matthew’s drawing on one side, and come with a white ribbon for hanging. Care Instructions: Wipe clean with non-abrasive cleaning pad and mild soap or surface cleaner as needed.

Give The Gift of Togetherness

Families that have to travel far from home to get the best care for their sick kids find a “home-away-from-home” at our Ronald McDonald Houses. Families are given the option to make a suggested donation for each night of their stay – but no one is ever turned away for their inability to pay. One Share A Night ornament covers the donation for a family to stay with us for one night. You can help families when they need it most.

Every $25 ornament sponsors a one-night stay for a family, like Matthew’s, at our Ronald McDonald Houses.

Matthew and his family

Meet Matthew

Matthew drawing

Ten-year-old Matthew drew the picture for our 40th Anniversary Share A Night Ornament. He says his inspiration was thinking about how “kids can spend time with family” while staying at Ronald McDonald House.

Matthew’s mom, Linda, and dad, Patrick, stayed overnight with us eight times while Matthew received life-saving treatment for kidney cancer at Children’s National Medical Center in 2017. Linda, Patrick, and Matthew love to draw together, jump on the trampoline, play games, and sing. Matthew says, “Remember, you can always count on your family.”

Thank you for helping to keep children, like Matthew, close to their families and the care they need this holiday season.