The star of Disney Junior’s popular music video show “Choo Choo Soul” will be in San Francisco on Monday, September 21 to meet tots and help families in need for the Ronald McDonald House. Genevieve Goings (you can listen to our interview with her in our archives clicking here), a Bay Area native, has been the star of Choo Choo Soul and voice of Disney Junior for ten years. San Francisco Interior Designer, Jaimie Belew (Goings’ best friend) has graciously donated her designs and materials for the “Where Hope Has a Home” Project; expanding the available rooms for families with ailing children.
The meet and greet will be held at DeSousa Hughes Fabric Showroom in San Francisco on Monday, September 21 at 5:30 pm. A $20 donation will include autographs, photos and a meet and greet with the Disney star. All proceeds benefit the designs of 2 brand new rooms in the Stanford Facility. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and donations can be made at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2260387
More about the Ronald McDonald House “Where Hope Has a Home” Project:
Drawing upon the inspiration and success of Ronald McDonald House in Long Island where the design community rallied to refresh the 28 year-old facility, the San Francisco Design Center is proud to embark on a major philanthropic initiative in 2015. The SFDC has partnered with Ronald McDonald House at Stanford to provide major interior design services for their new expansion.
Under the design leadership of co-chairs Elizabeth Martin of Martin Group, and Geoffrey De Sousa of Geoffrey De Sousa Design and co-principal of De Sousa Hughes, they are galvanizing 48 interior design firms to provide pro bono interior design services for the 52,000-square-foot expansion of the House. When the expansion is complete in December of 2015, it will be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world, providing invaluable shelter, support and community to the families of critically ill children being treated at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital on the Stanford campus. The children, who come from all over California, the United States, and around the world, arrive at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford with serious medical conditions. Many are treated for cancer; some are waiting for organ transplants. With their families, these young patients can stay for weeks – even months – at the House.