We wanted to share some before and after pictures from a few projects at the Ronald McDonald Houses in Sweden that HLF supported in 2020. It warms our hearts to hear reports on the difference these updates make for the families staying here with their children.
Landscaping around the play area at the Ronald McDonald House in Lund:
The work for the play area in the garden was finalized in May 2021. We now have a great space outside for the kids and families to spend time together and for them to meet with other families. The grant from HLF has truly contributed to a great playground outside where we can fulfill families and children need for a fun, safe and inspirational environment. Families appreciate it and we already experience more children being outside than before leaving the iPad and iPhone behind.
New furniture for the living room at Ronald McDonald House in Linkoping:
The living room was finalized in September. The room has been repainted an all furniture has been replaced. Now the families can enjoy a bright, harmoniously and cozy living room where they can socialize and relax. The room is the first place you meet when you step into the house, so it has really been a great improvement for the whole house. The families who now live at the house all express that the room feels inviting, warm and cozy, exactly what we wanted to achieve.
Handicap adapted play area outdoors in Gothenburg:
The handicap adapted play area outdoors was finalized by the end of the summer. The House now has a playground that is accessible for all children, regardless of their mobility or strength after tough treatments and it provides joy of movement for everyone.