Share A Night Ornament

 

Thank you for helping us share a total of 331 nights with your purchases of Share A Night ornaments! Did you know that is the equivalent of one free night for a family every day for eleven months? Wow – we are so grateful for your outpouring of support!

 

2020 Share A Night ornament purchases and donations are currently helping families stay close to their sick child as they get the care they need. Families just like Matthew’s – which is why he was so excited to have his drawing featured on last year’s ornament.

 

When Matthew was seven, he and his family stayed with us for eight nights while he received life-saving treatment for kidney cancer. He is now cancer-free and grateful for the support from friends like you, that helped his family when they needed it most.

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. Sign up for Share A Night ornament alerts or check back in the fall of 2021 for updates on this year’s ornament!

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.