Be the Kindness the world needs right now.
Take the 30-day Great Kindness Challenge this autumn and support seriously ill children and their families.
By taking on the challenge of completing 30 days of kindness across Autumn, individuals, schools and businesses, can help raise funding to provide 240 nights of accommodation for families in RMHCS either from the comfort of their home while isolated or in their workplace or school.
RMHCS needs your support for the families of seriously ill children in their care more than ever during this difficult time. The Great Kindness Challenge is the perfect opportunity for people to do something to help RMHCS continue to support some of the more vulnerable members of our community during challenging times and into the future.
Small acts of kindness are at the heart of the Family Rooms operated by RMHCS within Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and Royal North Shore Hospital. The programs that sees corporate volunteers cooking for families, and regular volunteers baking treats and providing practical support, have been temporarily suspended. However, the doors of Ronald McDonald House remain open to families.
You can choose you own acts of kindness, or follow the 30-day calendar of kindness provided below. Suggested activities include checking in on an elderly neighbor, picking up some extra groceries for someone who can’t leave their house, calling your loved ones, or donating unused clothing or goods while you are isolated.
But, don’t feel limited to the suggestions in our calendar, you can develop and perform your own acts of kindness however or as often as you choose.
Is your organisation working from home?
We have the solution! With a number of workplaces asking their teams to work remotely, why not help our seriously ill kids & their families at the same time?
Join us & take the Great Kindness Challenge and show how small acts of kindness (even from home) can brighten anyone’s day and keep people connected. We can help you create a team page with no extra work for you, stay connected & do random acts of kindness that will keep your team connected with each other as well as their family and friends.
By taking the Great Kindness Challenge, your funds will ensure we are able to KEEP OUR HOUSE OPEN 365 DAYS A YEAR so that we can continue supporting seriously ill children and their families. Please contact us at email@example.com and we can set up your organisation page.
As a wonderful by-product of the kindness you will be spreading, you will also be raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney to support the ongoing needs of sick kids and families that use the House. We have a big goal of raising 240 nights of accommodation for our families through the Great Kindness Challenge. It costs $160 per night for RMHC Sydney to support a family, these costs are at no burden to the families that stay with us. With your support, we will be able to ensure accommodation for many families to come use our services in the future.
Get out there and promote your kind acts all across your social media channels and encourage your friends and families to sponsor your through generous donations to RMHC Sydney!
Prizes to be won!
If you register yourself or your team and raise $160 by 31 March 2020, you will have a 1 in 5 chance to win 10 Play for Purpose raffle tickets (valued at $100) with a possibility of winning the grand prize of $250,000.
Back in October of 2019 Caterina received news that no mother wants to hear, her son Rocco had been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. This diagnosis turned the Faau family’s life upside down; being forced to relocated from their home in Bowral to Sydney to seek special treatment for Rocco’s condition.
“Without RMHC Sydney the financial burden of seeking treatment in Sydney would be astronomical” Caterina says “With RMHC Sydney the burden of worry is taken off of us, we always know there is a bed for us to lay our heads down at night”
Rocco is finishing up with his chemotherapy treatments shortly and will be on his way home to play with all his friends again in Bowral. There will always be more kids like Rocco and his family who will need the support of RMHC Sydney. With your superhero support, we can ensure that families like the Faau’s will have a place to stay during these challenging times.
"...we always know there is a bed for us to lay our heads at night."
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