Recently I posted about How to Recycle your Medela Breastpump and how all pumps recycled through the Medela Recycles program will go toward a donation of hospital-grade Medela Symphony® Preemie+™ Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The goal is to provide moms with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital during their stay at a Ronald McDonald House.
Now the reason why we were at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park Long Island?
Brianne Manz of Stroller in the City, was donating two breastpumps to this amazing institution and we were there to support her.
The Ronald McDonald House was such an amazing place. It helps so many families who need to stay their while their children are in the hospital, providing shelter, food, and a community to support them. Recently the Ronald McDonald House that we visited in New Hyde Park was renovated and it is breathtaking. Designers came in and were assigned a room and they donated their time and got their vendors to donate their materials.
Here are some of the things we saw.
The Mets Room
This is the nursing room — moms have the choice of nursing here or signing one of pumps out and taking it back to their bedroom.
Medela’s goal is to donate two new hospital grade pumps to each house. This serves a critical need for mothers, who may not be able to do much to help their babies in the NICU — but they can pump precious, nourishing breast milk for them.
The rest of the house was as also incredible. This is the workout room.
And the meditation room.
See the rest of the tour in my video, along with who designed each room:
Visiting the Ronald McDonald House was truly humbling. It was a beautiful place that helps families during their darkest days. I was so honored to be part of this visit and Medela Recycles.
See my post on “How to Recycle Your Medela Breastpump”: https://www.themamamaven.com/2015/05/22/how-to-recycle-your-medela-breastpump/
The website for the Ronald McDonald House Long Island: http://rmhlongisland.org/
Thank you to Medela and Julia Beck of Forty Weeks and her staff — Medela Recycles is such an incredible initiative. This This post was not compensated, and as always, all opinions are my own.