On Friday, Sep. 17th The Sterling Group DKI and RESTORx DKI held our 1st Annual “Day at the Downs” Client Appreciation event at Emerald Downs. We were able to raise $3,000 in the silent auction for the
Ronald McDonald House Charities!
The Ronald McDonald House provides a caring home away from home for families of seriously ill children. Only 1 in 5 families are able to pay the $25 nightly fee. However, no family is ever turned away because they cannot pay. The actual cost of a night’s stay is $80. The Seattle Ronald McDonald House provided 28, 202 nights of housing in 2009. Families come primarily from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. All funds raised from our auction went to the Ronald McDonald House. These funds will help to cover the lodging costs for families who have traveled at least 45 miles after finding out that their child is seriously ill. Families usually stay at the house for many months, and RMHC are able to provide them with:
• A comfortable room with a private bath
• An instant support system of other families staying at the House, dedicated staff members and community volunteers.
• A communal kitchen, dining facilities, pantry and laundry room.
• Close proximity to Seattle Children’s.
• House activities including meals, movies, arts & crafts and local outings.
We would like to thank all of the generous companies who donated items for the Silent Auction:
Alaska National Insurance Company
|Arch Consulting Group
||Azteca Mexican Restaurant
|Creative Concepts Marketing
||D.A. Burns & Sons
|Dave Bembridge, CPA PS
Ezulwini Game Lodges, South Africa
|Flat Iron Grill
||Industry Sign & Graphics
|Jet Door, LLC
||Meridian Valley Country Club
|NW Paragliding Club
Redmond General Insurance Agency
By donating an item, they helped Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western WA & Alaska to provide a "home-away-from-home" for families with a critically ill child. For more information about RMHC, check out www.rmhcseattle.org.
A special thanks goes out to Frank Riordan of Arch Consulting Group, who took pictures during the event and has posted them on www.horizonvu.com (Ronald McDonald Charities - An evening at Emerald Downs).
Thank You Letter Emerald Downs Photos