What a wonderful way to enjoy the holidays: a way to give thanks for the gifts we have, giving to those not so fortunate and enjoying the excitement of the holiday season. The Ronald McDonald House of Durham is sponsoring an event on December 18th at 9:00AM at Northgate Cinemas, in Durham, in which you can both give and recieve.
You can bring the entire family to Northgate and receive a theater tray, with milk, cookies and an ice cream treat. Santa, himself, will be there to meet and greet everyone, with a special Christmas story. His close friend, Ronald McDonald will be there as well, with magic tricks and fun! A showing of the newly released “Yogi Bear in 3D” will be a special delight for the whole family. Everyone at the event will be entered in a raffle for every child's favorite prize: a McDonald’s birthday party.
Tickets are $10 each and there will be a limited quality, you can purchase by going to:
or by visiting our Hugs For the Holidays table in Northgate Mall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. For questions, please contact Lindsay Hege, Special Events Manager at 919-281-1064 or Lindsay@ronaldhousedurham.org.
Ronald McDonald Houses are known for their selfless service to families in need. Since 1980, the Ronald McDonald House of Durham has been providing a home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at Duke Children’s Hospital.
Each year, the Durham RMH sees more than 800 families cross its’ threshold for a home away from home during a challenging and exhausting time in their lives.
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham provides food and shelter to their families. Their mission is for the families who stay there to leave their worries of day to day life with RMH. Volunteers try to put a homemade dinner on the table every weekday for the families and the staff does everything they can to provide a relaxed and loving environment.
Food, toiletries, snacks for the hospital, shuttles to and from the hospital; these are all items that RMH strives to supply for the families, so that they can focus on their main challenge- getting past their child’s acute illness.
All of this is available to families who qualify with the correct medical referral and $10-15/night, which is considered a hardship fee and can be discussed with the staff, as needed. With all that is given to these families in need, it is no wonder why the RMH depends so heavily on volunteers.
Volunteers help by working at the RMH of Durham; they can also donate to the RMH wish list, found on their website, at
Another way you can help is by collecting pop tabs and donating them to the house, either at their direct location, or any American Legion. By recycling these pop tabs, the RMH Durham has raised a great amount of money. They average, 450 lbs every ten days- which amounts to $234.
Come and celebrate the holidays with us, while participating in the giving spirit of the season, at Northgate, December 18th at 9:00AM