Architerra, and Zi Spa (both Lakeside companies) attended the SK Ball on September 9th. The SK Ball is an annual fundraiser by Ronald McDonald House of the Inland Northwest. Architerra was an event sponsor and Andi B. of Zi Spa won the coveted bull riding competition and belt buckle.
Sponsorship of the event by Architerra was a continuation of support for RMCH of the Inland Northwest. Last year, Architerra donated $50,000 to Ronald McDonald House to help support the capital campaign for Northern Idaho House – a new building that opened in March 2020. Prior to this expansion, an average of fourteen families a day were on our waiting list for somewhere to stay while their children received medical treatment.
Currently, RMHC can house 64 families a night in three houses; however ongoing support is still needed. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, social and emotional support, at no charge, for families of children accessing medical services. The Spokane area is a premier medical destination and families face difficult decisions as many are unable to pay for a hotel. Instead, they have to sleep in their cars, sleep in hospital waiting rooms, or leave their hospitalized infant or child to travel home. More than half face incredible financial hardships due to loss of income(s) and mounting medical bills.
Architerra, Zi Spa, and Lakeside will continue to support this important cause. To donate or get involved, visit their site: