Ronald McDonald House families celebrate Halloween | Arts & Culture
Residents of Birmingham’s Ronald McDonald House will be treated to the 4th annual Hallow-Palooza Thursday night.
Dinner will be served by Allstate Insurance employees, the event’s sponsor, and will feature face painting and entertainment from Red Mountain Theater Company.
“The purpose of the Hallow-Palooza is to bring the spirit of Halloween to the children staying here at the Ronald McDonald House that otherwise may not have gotten the opportunity to trick-or-treat or dress up as their favorite character,” Ronald McDonald House development manager Patricia Craft said in a release.
Birmingham’s Ronald McDonald house is the city’s only affordable provider of temporary housing services serving sick or injured children and their families who are traveling to the area for medical care. Guest fees cover about 13 percent of operating costs, and local fundraising activities and other local revenue sources, such as Allstate, provide the funds required for on-going operations.
“From now until after the New Year is always a festive time at the House,” executive director Mike Singer said. “Thanks to the wonderful volunteer groups who are often here decorating for the various holidays to bring cheer to the families staying here.”
Photo courtesy Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama