J.Christopher Real Estate Group is committed to giving back to our community. On January 24th, we were pleased to support the Ronald McDonald House in Providence by cooking a meal for 30 family members of patients currently in Hasbro Children's Hospital. Families enjoyed glazed ham with pineapples, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes and baked beans. Our staff also brought cheesecake and cupcakes for dessert. Ronald McDonald House invites members of the community to volunteer their time to prepare a home-cooked meal every night as an alternative to traditional hospital food.
Since 1989, Ronald McDonald House has been the only organization in the state to provide this type of support to families of pediatric patients. They offer different room sizes to accommodate families traveling with other children, a private courtyard to enjoy fresh air, community rooms with TV, computer access and activities for the families.
With an average cost of approximately $1.5 million dollars annually to operate the Ronald McDonald House, and just 10 paid staff members, the organization depends on the generosity and compassion of volunteers. Their mission is to relieve some of the stress a family faces when their child is hospitalized. The J. Christopher Real Estate Group team was honored to assist such a worthy organization.