GM Financial announced Monday that it has chosen the Ronald McDonald House at Boston to receive a vehicle as apart of its Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program.
The Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor is the 18th Ronald McDonald House to receive a vehicle since the program launched earlier this year.
This month, GM Financial also presented Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio with two vehicles.
“Among the myriad of challenges confronting Ronald McDonald House visitors is access to reliable and cost-effective transport to and from hospitals and treatment centers,” GM Financial president and chief executive officer Dan Berce said in a news release.
“Our Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program seeks to meet this need by offering a mobility solution for Ronald McDonald House families. We are pleased to extend the program in Boston and contribute to the critically important work this organization is doing for the children and families it serves.”
The Boston Harbor house joins other participating locations in Texas, North Carolina, Arizona and Michigan. These are regions where GM Financial maintains a significant commercial or employment presence, according to the company.
“The housing need for families visiting Boston for its world-class hospitals is critical,” said Karen McEachern, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England. “The Cool Cars for Remarkable Kids program provides families seamless transportation between their apartment here at the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor to their treatment hospitals — another way we can now deliver on our mission to keep families close.”
This year, GM Financial said it plans to gift a total of 30 vehicles nationwide.