Thirty one lemonade stands popped up across the Edmonton area yesterday to support RMHNA and Simply Supper Helps. At Simply Supper, clients can assemble tasty and nutritious suppers that are freezer ready, making dinner preparation easier and more time friendly.
We set up our lemonade stand and popcorn machine, much to the joy of our House families and the community. We visited with Monita and her family, the owners of Simply Supper, as theNOW! Trucksicle brought Popsicles to the House for our families to enjoy. Daly Stock volunteerd to capture the day and we are so thankful.
This May, Monita launched a new arm of the business: Simply Supper Helps. It started as a way to provide meals to members of the community who were going through hard times. Clients assemble and donate an extra meal as they prepare their own and are also able to contribute in other ways.
The Chapman family is no stranger to hard times; their family journey has included a stay in the Stollery Children’s Hospital with their oldest daughter and seeing a parent through a long journey with cancer. They understand the compassion behind the act of a simple meal.
During their time at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, their daughter shared a room with a Ronald McDonald House® family. They heard firsthand how valued the Home for Dinner program was.
Simply Supper declared this August Ronald McDonald House® Month and is providing their clients several ways to support the House. They have scheduled four Home for Dinners at the House, providing a home cooked dinner for our families. They also called out to their asked families to host lemonade stands to raise money for the House on Sunday, August 10.
We’d like to thank Simply Supper and the community at large for thoroughly embracing this incredible initiative. Our own Amanda Buzzell and son Mason even took part while they await the arrival of Mason’s baby sister. Check out the coverage on CTV.