Today was the big day! A massive Christmas dinner was served at Ronald McDonald House – Wylie House this evening to families who have sick children at Children’s Mercy Hospital. After dinner, children got to visit with Santa and receive presents and coloring books — all funding by your donations and pub crawl participation. The pop tabs you collected before and during the pub crawl were also delivered.
All the leftover food and gifts were divided among all three houses, so that those families who were unable to attend will be able to partake and enjoy later. Any Christmas gifts that still remain after the holiday season will be unwrapped and made available to all children who reside here throughout 2016.
The most touching moment of the evening was a young girl who walked up to Santa and whispered something in his ear. Santa nodded, and she left and returned with a book and climbed up on his lap. She opened the book and began to read to him. She wasn’t interested in receiving a gift for herself, she simply wanted to read Santa a story.
Scroll down to see photos from tonight’s event. And keep an eye on this site in the months to come for announcements about our next pub crawl!
Yesterday afternoon the Tabs For Toys gang, along with some extra helpers, gathered for a private event to wrap the 161 toys and games that we will be delivering to Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City this weekend. We also have 160 coloring books, 144 activity pads, and have just a little more shopping to do to finish out the 160 boxes of crayons to go with the coloring books.
Thank you, everyone, whose donations and pub crawl participation made all this possible! We will post updates after Saturday’s big event at RMHKC!