29 Nov Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Launches Giving Tuesday Campaign and Online Holiday Auction
November 16, 2021— Giving Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving
observed across the nation and is a day that encourages people to do good after days of celebrating and
online shopping. Giving Tuesday, also known as #GivingTuesday for hashtag purposes, was created in
2012 as a simple idea that has become a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people to
transform their communities. Over the past eight years it has grown into a day that inspires millions of
people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
Locally right here in Westchester, you can join in the movement this Giving Tuesday and support the
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) and give hope to the families they
serve by providing what they need most – each other. Ronald McDonald House, just steps away from the
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, provides a home away from home for families while their
child is sick or injured. Like every household, RMHGHV is in constant need of items to run a house on a
daily basis like cleaning supplies, snack foods, and toiletry items for the families. This holiday season you
can help them care for families as they care for their sick child by purchasing needed items off their
Amazon Holiday Wishlist. In addition to Giving Tuesday, RMHGHV will be launching an online
Holiday Auction starting December 3rd and running through December 7th. The Holiday auction will
feature fun and exciting items such as vacation packages, gift cards, gift baskets and bundles that
supporters can bid on and help raise money to support families.
“This year on Giving Tuesday you can help us help families, by giving them all the comforts of home
while they stay at our House this holiday season,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director, RMHGHV.
“Think about last year, how so many of us were saddened to spend the holidays apart from our loved
ones. These families are still experiencing that during their child’s illness. Our goal is to make them feel
at home, even when they can’t be.” To purchase items from the Amazon Holiday Wishlist and learn more
about the online Holiday Auction visit www.rmh-ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/
The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley provides families with critically ill and traumatically
injured children an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they
need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are occupied almost every night. We also provide meals, laundry and respite
services for our families during their stay. Located on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla,
NY, the House is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in 2011, more than
2,000 families have called our House their Home.