The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza has joined in the journey of becoming a member of the Ronald McDonald House "Thanks-a-Million" Club.
"Thanks-a-Million" Club was created with the needs of families in mind. The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and a sense of community. RMHC-CNI keeps families of hospitalized children together in a ‘home away from home’.
Through this program 153 families are able to stay close to their loved ones that are experiencing illness that requires lengthy hospital stays. Pop tabs are recycled by the Ronald McDonald recycling partner, United Scrap Metal, and the charity will then receives the market value of the recycled materials, plus a charitable match from United Scrap Metal.
The Impact of this amazing charity
In 2014, RMHC-CNI raised more than $40,000 from this program, which provides 800 nights of care and comfort for families. This allows families to save $160,000 in hotel and food costs.
As of June 23, 2017 the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza has collected 29.6 pounds which totals over 37,000 pop tabs!