The campaign goal of $15.3 million for a new Ronald McDonald House in Boise, Idaho, is only possible through the community.
Mindy Plumlee, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities Idaho, says the organization is completely run on donations and support from the community, in an article by KIVI News. “We have been turning away families for a couple of years, and really the capacity we have is just needing to grow,” says Plumlee in the article.
Construction began nearly a year ago with the ultimate goal of providing more room for families.
Weed Man Lawn Care chooses a location to donate to every year, and this holiday season, they chose Boise’s Ronald McDonald House Charities to support by donating $15,000. Their donation is adding a healing garden to the property.
“We’re always looking for a way to give back,” says Austin Walters, branch manager for Weed Man Lawn Care Services, in the article. “I’ve seen a few renderings, and it looks like a great space, and we’re certainly excited to be involved in such a great cause and have an opportunity for families going through a really rough time to escape that a little bit.”
The new house is set to be completed Feb. 1.