Women's Leadership Committee Donates to McDonald House
The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a “home away from home” for families of sick and injured children receiving medical treatment at Saint Lukes Medical Center in
"We really appreciate the donations this time of year because our needs span 12 months a year, to have donations after the holidays fills a huge void. We have a full house and most of our families have family members in their rooms, this donation couldn't have come at a better time," said Wood.
The McDonald House was built in the early 1900s and purchased by the late J.R. Simplot for the Ronald McDonald Foundation. Families are charged just $10 a night; the balance is paid with public and private donations to the Ronald McDonald house, and any family who is unable to pay the $10 is not turned away.
“The grocery donation will go right into our pantry and will be used for dinner tonight," said Wood. The members of the Leadership Committee helped cook dinner for the 18 families in residence. "Food Check-Out Day was founded by the American Farm Bureau we want the people of
Carol Guthrie also presented the House with a check. The money was collected from County Farm Bureaus across the state. “We’ll spend it all on food, and things needed to sustain the families during their stay here," said Sandra Wood.