Ronald McDonald House Charities Philadelphia Region

Support families of seriously ill children staying at RMHC Philly

What is RMHC Philly?

About the cause: The story of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region began in the 1970s when Dr. Audrey Evans was working as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Seeing the families of children who were receiving life-saving treatment spend night after night in the hospital, she envisioned a house where families could stay during these difficult times.

Around the same time, Kim, the daughter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ player Fred Hill, was receiving treatment for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the team was raising funds in her support. Jimmy Murray, the General Manager of the team, approached St. Christopher’s about making a donation.

Dr. Evans worked with The Eagles to champion this cause and coordinated with Eagle’s advertiser, McDonald’s, about using the funds from Shamrock Shakes to help establish the new house. McDonald’s agreed, and on October 15, 1974, RMHC Philly was born. The support of generous donors enabled the RMHC of Philly to grow from an idea to the model for hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the world.

About the event: We’re building hygiene packs full of needed supplies to support families living in the House. You’ll be adding your own touch and message to each pack you create, drawing fun pictures on the bags, and leaving letters of encouragement, so the recipient family knows they have someone cheering for them!

How It Works

WeHero events are designed to be easy while maximizing impact.

1. How Many Employees?

Select how many employees you would like to have participate in your RMHC event.

2. Event Preparation

After placing your order, your dedicated event manager reaches out to introduce themselves and confirm the timing and details of the experience.

3. We Box It Up

Working with our non-profit partners we source all the necessary materials and activities, add easy-to-follow instructions, box it up, and ship it to your employees’ homes or a venue of your choice.

4. Have Your Event

We host a live event via Zoom or a preferred web conferencing system. Don’t worry, it’s easy and our team is always available for support.

5. Send It Back

We provide pre-paid shipping labels and boxes to make shipping everything back easy. Once the event is over, we send a thank you email to your team detailing the impact as well as ways to continue supporting the cause.

WeHero offsets the carbon on every shipment for your volunteer experience. We also use recycled materials, compostable bags, and algae-based inks as much as possible.

What does your event come with?

  • Dedicated Event Coordinator
    After booking your event, you are assigned a WeHero event coordinator to support you with all items related to your event. We’re here to make sure your event is perfect!
  • Live Event
    We host a live event for your team as well as detailed instructions to have the perfect event!
  • Hygiene Kit Supplies
    Each event contains many of the supplies need by families staying at RMHC. These supplies are very specific, and are sourced in relation to what the house needs.
  • Sharpies
    There is an art component to this event. All of the supplies go into a canvas zip bag. Draw on the bags and make the education kit something truly special for a family.
  • Pre-paid Shipping Labels
    Shipping is easy! Attach the pre-paid shipping labels and USPS will pick your package up at a day and time that works best for you.
  • Impact Report
    There’s more to this experience than meets the eye. We send a thank you email with details on the impact your team created!
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G E T   I N   T O U C H

Fill out the form below to learn more about the experiences, get pricing, and have your questions answered. Feel free to also check out our FAQ!


FAQ

Am I able to call or email WeHero leading up to the event?

Yes! Our team is here and available to make sure your event is awesome. You’ll find we touch base regularly to make sure all goes smoothly.

Can a WeHero event work for a large group of employees?

Absolutely. These events can scale with the size of your group.

How do I go about getting budget for something like this?

We’re here to support you. Give our blog a read for tips on how to get budget here or reach out and our team would be more than happy to help you.

Do I need to handle any of the shipping and is it an extra cost?

There is no additional charge for shipping. WeHero handles all of the shipping including having USPS pick up the completed kits from your employees’ home or office when your event is complete.

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