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Feb 6, 2017, 13:38 PM
Attendees will have the chance to participate in a silent auction to walk away with their favorite birdhouse. And not only do they get the birdhouse, but all proceeds will benefit the Des Moines Ronald McDonald House.
The Des Moines Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families who have critically ill children in area hospitals. It can accommodate up to 12 families at a time. They primarily serve families whose children are premature, have respiratory problems, cystic fibrosis and cancer. They ask families to contribute $10 a night for their stay. Many families cannot afford this so the Ronald McDonald House often waives the fee and asks them to do a chore instead. A family is never turned away for their inability to pay.
Since 1974, the Ronald McDonald House network of local Chapters have been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 58 countries and regions across the globe.
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- Des Moines Police Department
- Des Moines Fire Department
- The Nadas • Van & Bonnie, WHO Radio
- Heather Burnside, KDRB
- Sabrina Ahmed, ABC5
- Tim White, KIOA-FM
- Kurt Van Auken, STAR 102.5
- Tasha Mart, Marketplace Events
- Strategic America