How to Support Families During COVID-19
Due to concerns over COVID-19 and in an effort to keep our families safe, we’ve had to make temporary changes to our programs. Starting 3/21/20, we are closing the Family Room program at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and suspending all referrals to the House program in Boise. These closures will take place for a period no less than 21 days (time frame to be re-evaluated).
All families currently in the House will remain onsite and will still need support. Additionally, we will be providing meals to parents at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Saint Alphonsus, and St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Now more than ever, we need your help to ensure families are supported. Here are some ways you can help:
❤ Contribute to our Idaho Gives fundraiser or COVID-19 fundraiser, helping us to purchase groceries, cleaning supplies, and meal for families in the coming weeks. You can also contribute to our Facebook fundraiser. Even though the Ronald McDonald Family Room is closed, we will continue supporting parents in the NICU and Pediatric Unit by providing meals. We are also providing food to parents with children at Saint Al’s and St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital.
❤ Order a “Family 4 Pack” from Lemon Tree Co. and they will deliver meals to families at the Ronald McDonald House and in the hospital.
❤ Purchase items from our wish list Amazon wish list (all donations can be shipped to the House or dropped off in the cart in front of the red doors).
❤ Donate gift cards to local restaurants so we can order meals for families. Or, you can sponsor a meal and have it delivered to the House or Family Room. If you’re interested in sponsoring a meal at the House, reach out to Micaela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-336-5478. Click here for a list of Boise restaurants. Please note that some restaurants may be closed due to COVID-19.
Here are some restaurant ideas in Boise:
Boise Restaurant Ideas
- Lemon Tree Co.
- Purchase a “Family 4 Pack” here
- Brixx Craft House
- Order from their website here
- Tin Roof Tacos
- Chicago Connection
- Cafe Zupas
- Hello Fresh
- Noodles and Co
- Jimmy Johns
- Idaho Pizza Company
- Smoky Mountain Pizza
- Albertsons Marketplace
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Boise Fry Company
- Good Burger
- Zen Bento
- Jersey Mike’s Subs
- Pita Pit
- Happy Teriyaki
- Cobby’s Sandwich Shop
❤ Donate gift cards to local grocery stores such as WinCo or Albertsons, allowing us to stock up on essentials for families.