LG Electronics Australia (LG) is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to help support Australian families with seriously ill or injured children.
LG will donate more than $260,000 in home appliances, entertainment products and air-conditioning systems to refurbish Ronald McDonald Houses across Australia, in addition to providing volunteer program support, cash donations, fundraising and promotional activity.
Ronald McDonald Houses are a home-away-from-home for families travelling long distances for the treatment of their child’s serious illness. The LG products are expected to help with the comfort and care of over 60,000 families across the country next year.
LG products will be used to improve facilities such as private family rooms, kitchens, laundries, lounges, quiet rooms and play areas.
LG Electronics Australia marketing director, Gemma Lemieux said, “LG is passionate about helping those in the community and is proud to partner with RMHC. Working with RMHC enables us to use our products to help families, while providing much needed funding and support for the organisation.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia CEO, Barbara Ryan said, “The partnership will put LG products and funds to work for the benefit of our families. Our success is rightly measured by the level of outstanding care we provide our families. The work with LG will deliver more comfortable experiences for thousands of Australian families every year.”
Another initiative as part of the RMHC partnership include cash donations from LG to projects throughout 2022. RMHC estimates for every $1 donated by companies such as LG, $3.60 in social and economic value will be created.
The LG Local Legends program will recognise RMHC volunteers and provide over $40,000 in LG products to applaud the efforts of the volunteers that support the program.
LG will also support RMHC events such as ‘Meals From the Heart’ or ‘Home for Dinner’ programs through LG staff volunteering programs.