FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOURISHING NICU FAMILIES – HAILEY’S HOPE FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE GREATER HUDSON VALLEY
(Valhalla, NY—May 11, 2011) Hailey’s Hope Foundation is proud to announce the sponsorship of two kitchens at the new Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (GHV), located on the grounds of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. The Ronald McDonald House (GHV) provides a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill babies and children who travel far distances for treatments in hospitals. This House will serve many NICU families with babies hospitalized at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
Hailey’s Hope Foundation donated $20,000 to outfit and construct two kitchens in the new House. These kitchens will provide a place for families to make their own meals, eat together and interact with other families who understand the pain of what they are going through. “The support provided by Hailey’s Hope Foundation takes a substantial financial burden away from the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley by providing funding for our NICU families. The Foundation’s dedication is invaluable and this is a partnership we look forward to continuing for years to come,” says Marielena DiMatteo, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House (GHV).
Hailey’s Hope Foundation strives to lessen the burdens NICU families face with frequent and lengthy hospital stays. “We are thrilled to help provide a gathering place where these families can keep themselves nourished and find comfort in others while remaining steps away from the hospital. These kitchens will have a profound and positive impact on NICU families for many years,” said Donna Zion, Vice President of Hailey’s Hope Foundation.
Director, Hailey’s Hope Foundation
Phone: (914) 584-8833
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