Hope and Healing Take Flight
The employees of International Jet Interiors proudly designed, fabricated, and donated a custom designed and handcrafted, one of a kind children’s aircraft to Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y.
The airplane was designed to give children residents undergoing medical treatments and their family members a comfortable and fun way to watch outdoor movies at the RMHC facility. Equipped with stadium theater style seating, lighting, RMHC custom colors and a built in projector, the RMHC themed airplane weighs over 1500 lbs. and was exclusively built for outdoor use.
At a Dedication Ceremony on Friday, August 2,2019, International Jet Interiors employees and their families, along with staff and volunteers from the Ronald McDonald House Charities shared a special celebration at the New Hyde Park Facility.
The Ronald McDonald House facility is a welcoming environment, where young children undergoing medical treatment at any of the neighboring Long Island hospitals, can stay with their families and feel the comforts of home – at no expense to the family. The New Hyde Park RMHC facility has the warmest, most welcoming staff and volunteers, as well as is an extraordinary “home”; complete with private bedrooms, a bright and cheery living room, and beautiful dining spaces as well as a state of the art kitchen, gym, meditation room, outdoor relaxing spaces, outdoor playground and outdoor movies as well! Adjacent to a hospital, and easily accessible to local hospitals, the RMHC New Hyde Park facility is simply incredible.
The airplane construction began as a way for the International Jet Interiors team to share in a philanthropic project benefitting a special cause, and turned into a tremendous, 5 month labor of love for all involved. Each and every employee donated their time, passion and craftsmanship to create this one-of-a-kind children’s airplane.
Sharing a passion for aviation and all the skills involved was a very meaningful way for the talented team at IJI to help the young children and their families fortunate to be able to utilize a facility like the RMHC.