The Ronald McDonald House at 706 Grove Road in Greenville will light up on Nov. 19 in honor of the inaugural Lights of Love campaign. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that day, members of the community can drive through the lit-up house and see a winter wonderland featuring Santa.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas kicked off the campaign on Nov. 1 as a way to raise awareness for the hundreds of families each Ronald McDonald House serves each year by keeping them close to their critically ill or sick children. The campaign will continue until Dec. 31.
“COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of today’s world and everyday life,” said Marti Spencer, RMHC of the Carolinas executive director and CEO. “The families we assist day-in and day-out are already dealing with a critically ill or injured child, and to add the stress and worry of a global pandemic on top of that creates a very difficult situation. Lights of Love is an amazing opportunity for our donors to rally behind us, as it is a true symbol of hope they are providing our families.”
In addition to lighting up the Ronald McDonald Houses, RMHC of the Carolinas is accepting donations through its “Be a Light, Cover a Night” campaign. Donors may choose different levels of giving to cover families’ nights of stay. They may also receive a yard sign to display their support.
The RMHC of the Carolinas has a fundraising goal of $60,000 for this campaign. For more information or to donate, visit rmhc-carolinas.org/lights-of-love.