Teddy bears donated to moms separated from their babies
The Teen Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities will once again donate teddy bears to Memorial Children's Hospital, where they will be given to new mothers who have to be separated from their babies after birth for medical reasons.
- What: Teddy bear donation
- Date: Sunday, April 22
- Time: 5 p.m.
- Place: KADA Training Center (McDonald’s local office) 123 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka
Bears are delivered through Memorial’s Pediatric Emergency Transport Team when they travel to outlying hospitals and bring newborns back to Memorial’s Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, when babies need a higher level of care than is available at their local hospital. The transport team leaves the mother with a bear as a symbol of compassion and provides something they can hold until mom and baby can be reunited.
About the Ronald McDonald Family Room
In the Ronald McDonald Family Room, families can relax and take a quiet moment in a warm and comfortable environment. Memorial’s Family Room is 1,500 square feet with three sleeping rooms, two baths with showers, a laundry room, a fully equipped kitchen and, of course, a family room with Internet access to keep in touch with loved ones.
About the Teen Board
The mission of the RMHC Teen Board is to create awareness amongst their peers of the local Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapter and the programs it supports in the community, while also learning how a non-profit organization works. There are currently more than 50 students representing 15 local schools.