Laundry isn’t always a glamorous topic. And yet it is an important component of what it means to stay at a Ronald McDonald House in Alberta.
Many families spend weeks, even months staying in their family suite at the House. Some families are showing up via emergency transfer without even a change of clothes or suitcase of essentials.
When we think about laundry, we know how much the laundry space at our Houses means to families who are navigating very stressful situations.
In December, the incredible team at Go Clean Co, led by Sarah McAllister, put in an inspirational effort to transform three laundry rooms at our Ronald McDonald House in Calgary.
We asked Sarah why this project was so close to her heart.
“I’ve never lived through this, but I have a ten-year-old daughter so I can only imagine the stress these families are under,” said Sarah. “We wanted to provide support that would help take stress away from families. Even with a sick child you still have things like laundry, and making meals, you must do all of that. This allows families to come from the hospital and just feel more at home.”
With over 2 million followers, Go Clean Co highlighted the transformation to a captivated audience, bringing important awareness to what families experience when they need to travel for vital medical treatments.
“What surprised me, and what was so nice to hear from our followers, was just how many people have stayed at a Ronald McDonald House. Included in those messages were families who had stayed 10 years ago, and now that they are back on their feet – they are giving back to RMHC because it holds such a special place in their hearts,” said Sarah.
To see the transformation, check out @GoCleanCo on Instagram.
Go Clean Co and RMHC Alberta would also like to thank additional supporters for supplying much needed items for the room makeovers and usage of the laundry spaces including:
Procter & Gamble