It is with great pleasure that we announce our ongoing sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for financial year 2017.
If you’re not aware, Chargebar has installed over 40 Riley Chargebars in the 15 Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia, as well as Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Family Facilities at an ever-growing list of Australian hospitals.
RMHC provide comfortable retreat and accommodation for parents going through the stress of looking after their seriously ill children. Collectively they provide assistance to over 68,000 families with over 1.2 million bed nights per year.
Many of these families find themselves in the houses unexpectedly, and their phone charger is one of the most common items forgotten in the rush to the hospital. During these difficult times the need for communication is at its highest. Additionally, smartphones and tablets provide entertainment to pass lengthy and anxious waits.
It’s little wonder that immediately following the installation Chargebar’s Facebook page was flooded with positive comments from the houses and users.
Our favourite from Ronald McDonald House in Newcastle:
“Enuring you can keep in contact with your family and friends is vital for those staying with us. We love practical donations that make the lives of our families easier.”
The installations follow growing recognition from hospital chains across the country for charging stations. Chargebar has recently installed in select Healthscope, Eastern Health and State Government hospitals, with similar positive feedback from the hospitals and users.
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