We know the problems that surround us and we want to do our best to solve them. From Soler Hispania we collaborate with the Ronald McDonald Foundation.
The Ronald McDonald Children’s Foundation is a non-profit and independent entity, created in 1997 whose mission is to create, search and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.
For more than 20 years in Spain, the Foundation has been a reference in the creation of programs that offer well-being and support to families with seriously ill children, who must travel to receive medical treatment. Through the RonaldMcDonald Houses, the Foundation offers a “home away from home” to families with children suffering long-term illnesses in Spain, through the RonaldMcDonald Houses, free of charge.
The purpose of our Houses is to create an environment where the child can lead a normalized life, while receiving medical treatment, since we know that being able to be with his family or interact with other children outside the hospital, has a very favorable influence on his recovery.
There are currently four Ronald McDonald Houses in Spain. In Barcelona it is close to the Vall d’Hebrón Hospital, in Malaga it is located in the immediate vicinity of the Maternal and Child Hospital, in Valencia a few meters from the New La Fe Hospital and in Madrid in the hospital complex of the Niño Jesús University Children’s Hospital.
They have complete rooms with bathroom for each family and common facilities such as kitchen, leisure and rest rooms, library, games etc. In addition, we have more than 150 volunteers who help us every week to carry out different activities for children and their families, helping to create a leisure and participation environment.
Another program that the Foundation is developing in Spain is that of Sala Familiar®, a space that offers a refuge inside hospitals so that the families of sick children can rest without leaving their children. The first Family Room will open in Spain in 2018.
We know the devastating event that is for a family not to have all the necessary help to try to normalize the situation of their children, so we provide kitchen utensils (knives, cutlery, dishes, etc …) to kitchens and dining rooms that The foundation has around hospitals where families can stay, rest and ultimately be able to breathe in an environment like home and be able to recover for a long day. Our function is to help the foundation to fulfill its work, and to make them do smile.