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Construction Management Association Teams Up with Ronald McDonald House

By: Brady W Moore   Published 7:12 am / September 7, 2017

Boise State University’s Construction Management Association (CMA) recently teamed up with the local Ronald McDonald House to construct new Happy Wheels carts. The Happy Wheels program is designed to provide patients and their families comfort and care during their time at the hospital.

Jonathan Adams and Brianna Erwin of the Construction Management Association work on a cart for the Ronal McDonald House,

Jonathan Adams and Brianna Erwin show off the cart they built for the Ronald McDonald House.

Mindy Plumlee, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho, described the Happy Wheels program as a hospitality cart that provides a moment of refreshment, support and comfort for families whose children are receiving treatment in the hospital.

“A full staff of volunteers direct the cart through the pediatric units providing toys, books and activity kits for entertainment; hot drinks, water and healthy snacks for comfort; hygiene kits to relieve the stress of staying bedside – all delivered with an endless amount of warm smiles.”

“The Happy Wheels project has become an excellent opportunity for the CMA to partner with local contractors to benefit the Ronald McDonald house and associated Children’s Hospitals in Boise,” said Jonathan Adams, president of the CMA.