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.
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.