May 13 is “GIVE LOVE” Day: Join the Movement

Image provided by Hargrove Partnership for Ronald McDonald House Dallas

Friday, May 13, is designated as “GIVE LOVE” Day, when Dallas area communities show their support of the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Dallas (RMHD) by wearing their 2016 vintage-red Give Love t-shirts and sharing their photos with the hashtag #GiveLove16.

RMHD provides a temporary home for sick or injured children, and families who are unable to contribute toward the cost of their stay are never turned away. For only $15, a GIVE LOVE t-shirt covers a one-night stay for a family seeking treatment in Dallas for their child’s serious illness or injury.

From Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer of RMHD:

Our program is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. We step in to ensure they have a place they can afford to stay and sleep, and that they know where they can get their next meal. Our annual GIVE LOVE campaign is an easy way to help meet the basic needs of these families – when you buy a t-shirt, you provide a night’s stay, and when you wear a t-shirt, you show your support of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. We would love to see Dallas awash with vintage red on May 13!

The 2016 t-shirt features Shiloh, RMHD’s recently appointed Chief Cheer Officer. Shiloh provides emotional and social support to the more than 5,000 people who stay at the House each year. His likeness on the shirts features a speech bubble saying “Thanks for giving love to the families I love so much. – Shiloh”

On May 13, Give Love Day, RMHD invites friends of all ages to visit the house between 9am – 11am, and 2pm – 4pm to meet Shiloh and Ronald McDonald. All those who purchase a t-shirt can add their photos of selfies to RMHD’s social media.

T-shirts are sized youth S and M, and adult S-XXXL, and are available online at www.rmhdallas.org/givelove, and at the front desk of RMHD, located at 4707 Bengal in Dallas. Group orders of more than 10 are also available through Maggie Herell at mherell@rmhdallas.org.

Sponsors of this year’s Give Love campaign, including Liquid Agents Healthcare, Lute Riley Honda, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Sandy Phillips and Rochelle Hernandez, Axxys Technologies, and Parrish Restaurants, Ltd.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS:

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a home-away-from-home for more than 36,000 families of seriously ill children who have traveled to Dallas seeking medical treatment in area hospitals. By providing a caring, supportive, home-like environment, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas keeps the family intact and helps allow a family to establish a normal routine in the midst of crisis. It also provides families with the opportunity to share their concerns with other families in similar circumstances. For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House of Dallas at 214.631.7354, or visit http://www.rmhdallas.org.

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