- 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.