Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (RMHC), is selected to be one of the recipients the Dell Powering the Possible Children’s Cancer Care grant. The grant, totaling $170,000 in funding and $40,000 in product, will be shared amongst nine Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters, and six Ronald McDonald Houses in cities where Dell has offices. The money is designated to support programs for families with children undergoing pediatric cancer treatment. RMHC in Omaha received three laptops, a computer and $7,500.
Employees from the Dell offices in Lincoln, Nebraska are active supporters of RMHC. They collect pop tabs to contribute to the pop tab recycling initiative that pays the electrical bill for the House all year long. Dell employees have also purchased supplies and created activity bags for the patients and siblings staying at the House.
Ronald McDonald House Charities is proud of this unique partnership and hopeful for the thousands of families and children who will benefit nationwide from this generous donation. “The privilege of partnering with Dell allows the opportunity for both staff and families to utilize technology to communicate and research faster and more efficiently than ever before,” said Lindsey Rai Ehlers, Executive Director of RMHC. “Dell is integral in providing a much needed piece in our overall approach to hope and healing and we could not be more grateful for their generosity.”
Also receiving a portion of the grant are Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters of Austin & Central Texas, Central Illinois, Eastern New England, Washington DC, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Orange County, and the Upper Midwest; and Ronald McDonald Houses in Akron, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Providence and Stanford.