Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan (RMHS) kicked off their new capital campaign on Tuesday afternoon with donations of over $500,000 to start the drive.
Called the For Every Family campaign, the RMHS hope to raise $8 million for the expansion of the Saskatoon house. The cost of the project is an estimated $10 million dollars and the last $2 million will come from Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada, once the initial $8 million goal is reached.
According to RMHS Board President, Kaylynn Schroeder, the house is struggling to keep up with the amount of families requesting their services and they hope the expansion will enable them to help more people in need.
“We are currently turning away one in every three families in need of a place to stay when their children require hospitalization or health services in Saskatoon—we know we can do more,” said Schroeder in a release.
The Saskatoon’s Ronald McDonald House, built in 1985, is one of 14 operating in Canada and the only one in Saskatchewan.