Nothing brings families together like a nourishing, home-cooked meal, and that’s why Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon has launched “Home for Dinner”, a community fundraising initiative in support of families whose time, energy and funds are being channeled towards life-saving medical treatment for their children.
Home for Dinner encourages the Vancouver community to embrace the tradition of connecting with friends and family around the dinner table by hosting a dining event in their home or at their favourite restaurant.
  • The At-Home Dinner Host: Hosts who cook a meal can suggest guests forego bringing wine or hostess gifts, and instead contribute a donation.
  • The Restaurant Dinner Host: Hosts at a restaurant can treat their nearest and dearest to a decadent meal and request guests donate funds as a thank-you for their generosity.

All funds raised will go towards families staying at, or sometimes relocating to, Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, ensuring they benefit from a supportive and healing environment while their child or children undergo medical treatments.  Donations will help give these families a home away from home and the chance to enjoy precious everyday moments like sharing a family meal.

Hosting a dining event is not only an accessible way to give back to the community, but also offers the perfect opportunity for family and friends to make time for togetherness in support of a good cause. Those interested in taking part can simply sign up as hosts on the Home for Dinner website, invite their favourite people to participate as guests or co-hosts, and host the meal either at home or at a restaurant, collecting donations from their guests.

“There is such comfort in sharing a meal with loved ones at the end of the day. By hosting a Home for Dinner event, the community can come together to give back and make a difference in a way that is both simple and meaningful. Next time you’re planning a meal, sign up to be a Home for Dinner host – it’s an extra step that can make a world of difference in a family’s life.” – Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon.
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon is owned and operated by the Children’s Family House Society of BC. The organization runs a 73-bedroom property on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital that provides accommodation, compassion and a sense of community for 2,000 families each year who must travel to Vancouver for their children’s medical treatments.

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