RMHC Charleston’s Hospital Cart Program served over 50,000 people in 2023

February 13, 2024

Ronald McDonald House Charities Charleston’s Hospitality Cart Program served over 50,000 people in 2023.

The Hospitality Carts, run by RMHC Charleston Volunteers, operate inside the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the MUSC Children’s Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion and are designed to support families with hospitalized children, making them feel happy and at ease. Volunteers provide families and children with complimentary coffee, snacks, and other items which are small reminders that RMHC Charleston supports them during a challenging time.

“We, here at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, are beyond grateful for the partnership with RMHC Charleston and the support of the community in making our Hospitality Cart Program such a success. It can be extremely stressful, as well as expensive, being in a hospital. I always say, It’s the most expensive hotel stay you never asked for. The carts are 100% donation funded and we couldn’t do this without our wonderful community partners. This program began almost three years ago and it has grown exponentially! We are thrilled to be able to provide that extra care and nourishment to our patients, families, and Care Team Members.”– Melissa Kubu, Volunteer Services, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

The Hospitality Carts were made possible by The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, Charleston County Government, Murden Construction, LLC, and Charleston Wraps.

Individuals and businesses can help this program by making in-kind donations of individually wrapped snacks, coffee cups, individual creamers, and other items. Your generosity helps ensure that the Ronald McDonald House Hospitality Cart is making families hospital visits a little easier by staying well-stocked with snacks and beverages and other items of convenience and comfort.

In-kind donations can be purchased online or dropped off at the House located at 81 Gadsden St. Charleston, SC 29401

For more information on donating in-kind donations, or to volunteer, contact RMHC Volunteer Manager, Abby Henry. [email protected]