Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley announced a partnership with One Room Wonders, another non-profit based in Rye, N.Y. that will lead to a newly remodeled kitchen and dining room for the families that stay at the House. The existing kitchen and dining space, which has served more than 2,000 families over the past 10 years, is overdue for an upgrade and One Room Wonders has taken on the challenge.
According to Sara Touijer, Founder and Executive Director for One Room Wonders, the concept for the organization was developed during a time when the collective world was put on hold, dealing with this current pandemic. The group of industry professionals came together with a common love of interior design, combined with a strong desire to give back to their communities. “The team at One Room Wonders felt strongly that Ronald McDonald House was the perfect fit for our next project. The kitchen is usually the heart of the home and Ronald McDonald House is no different. We donate our talents to transform spaces that positively impact lives and this remodel will reflect that for all the families that stay at the House.”
The remodel which is scheduled to be complete in the New Year will include brand new ADA compliant appliances, cabinets, counter tops, built-in seating bench, dining tables, and chairs. “Completing a remodel of this scope is a large undertaking and One Room Wonders is reaching out to the local community for donations and funding to help bring this project to fruition,” added Touijer.
Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families who are dealing with children needing medical care that requires them to be far from their own homes. Families that stay at the House are provided meals that are donated by local restaurants or prepared by thousands of volunteers who come to the House to cook. “When a child is battling a medical crisis, our House provides families with all the comforts of home and eases some of the burdens they face every day. Our meal program brings families together and offers a sense of normalcy in a warm meal and a cozy kitchen.” said Christina Riley, Executive Director at Ronald McDonald House. “We are excited to partner with One Room Wonders and work toward giving our families and meal program volunteers a beautiful, functional brand new kitchen and dining area.”
To support One Room Wonders with this project, whether it be a financial contribution or product donation, visit www.oneroomwonders.org For more information about Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley visit www.rmh-ghv.org