Glass Doctor® of Amarillo is having a little friendly competition with sister company Mr. Rooter ® of Amarillo to support their local Ronald McDonald House® this fall. The shops are trying to collect the most Wish List items, food and household items, for Ronald McDonald House® of Amarillo until Nov. 21.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® gives families of children receiving treatment at local hospitals a comfortable place to stay during a stressful time. Donations allow the House to focus on the most critical, day-to-day needs of the families of the children undergoing treatment. Items needed include everything from individual size snacks and frozen dinners to postage stamps and laundry detergent. The community is encouraged to donate.
“We decided to take part in this with Mr. Rooter because both of our companies have benefited from the Ronald McDonald House,” Brandy Hall of Glass Doctor of Amarillo said. “We are asking customers, employees, family, and yes us as company to donate!”
On Sept. 24, Noah Weisgerber, son of one of Glass Doctor of Amarillo’s former employees, was born at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and needed immediate surgery. The family has been staying there since Noah’s birth.
Prior to his birth, doctors knew Noah would need surgery immediately. Glass Doctor sold raffle tickets for Texas Rangers tickets, a gift card and a hotel stay to help pay for the Weisgerber family’s medical bills.
“We don’t really have a set goal; just to beat Mr. Rooter and collect as much stuff as we can,” Hall said. “We just wanted to give back to such a wonderful organization.”
For the full list of donation items or more information about how to support Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo, visit www.RMHCofAmarillo.org or contact Glass Doctor of Amarillo at (806) 358-7684. Donations can be dropped off at the Glass Doctor shop located at 2515 Britain or at the Mr. Rooter shop located at 3801 West Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.