The Ronald McDonald House and Valley Children’s Hospital have partnered together to establish the Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart, a new and innovative program that brings comfort and care to children and families by serving them various snacks, beverages, hygiene items, and toys/activities. The cart is staffed by Valley Children’s and RMHC Volunteers when it goes out to the various units at the hospital. This program is made possible by the Fresno State Humanics Program, with support from Fresno State Masters in Public Health Cohort 20. Of the 994 total people served by Happy Wheels in 2016, 194 were children, 744 were adults, and 53 were staff members.
As the Happy Wheels Cart is a recent program started this October 2016, we anticipate an impact in reaching over 10,000 individuals in 2017!