RMHC-SLA Comfort Cart
Making Rounds at Local Hospitals
RMHC-SLA is reaching out to provide comfort, care, and support to families outside of our House on Canal Street. The Ronald McDonald House Comfort Cart brings a touch of home to parents and siblings who are at the bedside of the pediatric patients at Ochsner Medical Center and Tulane Lakeside Hospital.
Our volunteers make their rounds through the pediatric floors with free coffee, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, toiletries, and gifts for the families and patients. While parents and children alike appreciate having drinks and snacks without having to make a trip to a vending machine or to the coffee shop, “the little ones love the toys and stuffed animals, and the teens really appreciate the iTunes gift cards!” says volunteer Judi Russell.
How to Support Our Comfort Cart
Please call Programs and Volunteer Coordinator Brooke Stewart at (504) 486-6668 for more information on how you can help. Donations of snack food items, coffee, toiletries, gift cards, and toys to the Ronald McDonald House will help us serve more families.