On December 9, 2013 the Brenner Real Estate Group Staff was honored to participate in the Adopt-A-Meal Program at the Fort Lauderdale Ronald McDonald House. You've probably heard of Ronald McDonald House but may not have a full appreciation of the great work they do. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida. The Fort Lauderdale House opened in 2004 and is located at 15 SE 15th Street, adjacent to Broward General Hospital and Chris Evert Childrens’ Hospital. The facility has hotel rooms for up to 16 families, a dining facility, a library and indoor and outdoor play areas. The idea behind Ronald McDonald House is to provide families with a place to stay near their children who are undergoing treatment and need support. Families can stay at the house for up to 30 days and occasionally longer depending on the treatment needed by the children.
The Adopt-A-Meal program provides a much-needed support service to families who are taking care of their sick children, and often don’t have the time, funds, or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal. After a long day at the hospital or clinic, a hot meal is a welcome gift. We had the pleasure of taking the dinner shift and bringing a nice hot meal to the families at the house along with some food donations collected by the BREG team. These families come to our area from around the world. We got to meet a family from Peru as well as one from Texas.
It was a good day to have one of South Florida’s top property management companies on the scene as we were able to dispatch one of our vendors to repair an air-conditioning problem at the house in the most visited room of the house – The family room. We thank American HVAC for their assistance.
We got a great tour of the house from Nicole Harris, the assistant manager, who also filled us in on the work of RMHC. Their next big project will be to provide a mobile dental van to serve children in need throughout South Florida. They are also planning to open a new facility at Miami Children’s Hospital. We had Nicole send us a wish list of items they need to help them serve the community please see below. For more information on helping to support Ronald McDonald House or or more information in how to adopt-a meal, go to www.rmhcsouthflorida.org or call the RMHC directly at 954-828-1822.
The Miami Ronald McDonald House needs everything your house needs, except on a much larger scale.
Get your office, school, or neighborhood to work together to collect items and help the families staying and the House.
*items in bold are greatly needed
For the Kitchen
For the guest rooms
Entertainment for the families
Cleaning supplies and maintenance
For our office
Please remember… for the safety and health of our children, we cannot accept used clothing, used toys or stuffed animals, or anything that is broken or soiled.
All items donated must be new.
Thank you for supporting
“The House That Love Built!”
We are also registered at Walmart.com click on: ‘’Wish List” and under enter
First name: RMHC
Last name: South Florida