The Read for the House Program, presented by Advantage Auto Tags & Insurance and Newtown Insurance Professionals, is a service-learning project for children of any age that raises funds to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region. Anyone can participate, whether your school or organization is involved, or you are a friend of the House participating on your own. In addition to helping our guest families, the program promotes the value of community service, encourages reading, and allows participants to engage with educational programming on the Read for the House website. This year, the program will be completely online, with personal fundraising websites and electronic materials provided to each reader.
Attention Parents: You can join too! This year we are launching our first ever Read for the House Book Club, with special sessions with guest authors to talk about their book and more. Visit www.PhilaRMH.org/BookClub to learn more and sign up.
If you have any questions about the Read for the House program, contact:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our two Ronald McDonald Houses provide temporary lodging, transportation, meals, and social services to families who travel to Philadelphia for pediatric care. Our three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of our Houses into the hospital setting and offer a quiet respite space for families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Ronald McDonald Camp is a week-long overnight camp for children with cancer and their siblings held in the Pocono Mountains every August. Our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated in partnership with St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, provides comprehensive and continuous oral healthcare to children in North Philadelphia. Proceeds from donations made at local McDonald’s restaurants and support from the McDonald’s system make up less than 10% of our annual revenue. The remainder of our multi-million dollar budget is generated through the generosity of corporations, individuals, and foundations. It costs the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region $131 a night per family to provide housing and supportive services; however, families are only asked to contribute $15 per night. Further, no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay and the House waives approximately half the nightly fees annually.
Advantage Auto Tags & Insurance
Newtown Insurance Professionals
Read for the House is sponsored by The Kramer Family and its businesses, Advantage Auto Tags & Insurance and Newtown Insurance Professionals. The Kramer Family became involved at the Ronald McDonald House 12 years ago, volunteering a few days each month through the Therapy Dog Program. Now, we sponsor events, raise money, collect tabs at local schools, support the Food Services program, and of course, we’re still active with the Therapy Dog Program. Giving back is the core of who we are as a family, and how we run our businesses. We are so proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region in their efforts to provide lodging, food, and transportation to and from the hospitals for families of seriously ill children. The Kramer Family and our businesses are proud to sponsor the 2021 Read for the House program.