RMHC to host Cookies with Santa, superheroes
HUNTINGTON — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington will host Cookies with Santa and Superheroes on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 until 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Huntington.
The fundraiser costs $5 per person and offers cookies, hot chocolate and opportunities to take photos with Santa and superheroes from Heroes4Higher, according to Jaye Toler, development director for Huntington’s RMHC.
“Children are our mission at Ronald McDonald House,” Toler said, “so it seemed appropriate to host a fundraiser centered around them. And we tried to set a price point that would keep it accessible to the entire community, and still raise some money for the families we support.”
“Santa and Batman — what more could kids want?” Toler said. “Bring your cameras and take photos with them. We’ll even have volunteers to help, so everyone in your family can be in the picture.”
Toler said the community deserves much of the credit for the event. “We are so fortunate,” she said. “The community always rallies to help us pull these things off. From First Presbyterian offering a beautiful venue, to the many, many volunteers baking cookies it takes a village, and we’re fortunate to have a great one.”
The proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for families with children facing life-threatening illnesses. Each guest who attends will be helping sponsor a family’s stay. The Huntington RMH can house 20 families at any given time. The average length of stay is two weeks, but can vary from days to months or years long.
For more information, call 304-529-1122 or email jaye@RMHChuntington.org.