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Ronald McDonald House

Become a Family Room Volunteer

Family Room volunteers help extend the mission of

RMH-LI by providing warmth and comfort to families

in a time of need. The commitment of being a volunteer

in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook

Children’s is an important one. Volunteers provide

reception for families, offer hospitality, keep the room

neat and tidy, re-stock snacks and beverages, maintain

statistical records and enforce policies. The following

four-hour shifts are available: 9 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm,

and 5 pm to 9 pm.

Sign-Up to Drive the Family Room Van

Van Drivers provide transportation for families to airports,

medical appointments and drug stores, and run errands

for the operation of the Family Room.

Make a Difference for These Families

and Donate Today!

Research shows that a family presence in the hospital

helps children heal faster and cope better. Staying close

by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s

medical team and improves adherence to complicated

treatment plans. The Family Room provides an oasis of calm and rest for these families, which increases their

ability to advocate for their child.

If you are interested in becoming a Family Room

volunteer, van driver, donor, fund raiser, committee

or advisory board member or would like further

information about the Family Room, please contact

Jennifer Nicholson at (516) 775-5683, ext. 158

or by e-mail at jnicholson@rmhlongisland.org.

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