During the months of November and December Nothnagle’s Corporate, Brighton, Irondequoit, Fairport, Brockport, and Lakeville branches collected items to donate to Ronald McDonald House. On December 15th eight representatives from Nothnagle visited Ronald’s House and delivered food items, toys, gift cards and supplies. The house provides a warm and peaceful “home-away-from-home” for families traveling to the Rochester area for their child’s medical care.
The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Since then, many other communities followed suit recognizing this same need in their own community. Today, there are over 260 Houses throughout the United States, and 29 countries around the world. In 1996, the Rochester Ronald McDonald House merged with the local chapter of Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities. Today there is the House on Westmoreland which hosts up to 20 families at once and is run by over 300 volunteers and a small staff as well as the House within the Hospital located atop the new, state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive care Unit at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. The House within the Hospital is for the families of critically ill or injured children receiving treatment at the hospital.