Command to Deliver Christmas to the Ronald McDonald House

KANSAS CITY – The Kansas City Command will be delivering over $3,000 worth of Christmas gifts to the families of the local Ronald McDonald House Charities today from 5 p.m.-6p.m. Command players dressed in Christmas attire will help the House’s children pick out their gifts straight from the truck in the football team’s first ever “Command Christmas” charity.
 
Ronald McDonald House Charities serves all children under the age of 18 who are under long-term medical care.  Its purpose is to provide a healing environment for families by allowing them to stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.  
 
Professional football has had strong ties with the Ronald McDonald House for 36 years. The first House opened in Philadelphia, PA in 1974 after former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Fred Hill’s three-year-old daughter, Kim, was diagnosed with leukemia. After the cooperative efforts of both the Eagles and Philadelphia’s regional McDonalds owners/operators, the Ronald McDonald House Charities officially opened 10 years later.
 
For information on how to help the Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit www.rmhc.org.  To learn how to help the Kansas City Command’s Community program, visit www.kccommand.com or call (913) 383-9248.

One thought on “Command to Deliver Christmas to the Ronald McDonald House

  1. Thank you… My Son will have open heart surgery in the morning and your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. It’s not easy being away from home and families, and the new toy made for a nice distraction tonight.

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