The Pittsburgh Penguins players have ordered Fox’s pizza for community centers, opened tabs for police officers at Primanti Bros. and Evgeni Malkin is the latest Penguins player to publicly participate in charitable activities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pause.
The Penguins announced Malkin and family made a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh, which enabled the charity to fill its pantry wish list.
“My wife, Anna, and I wanted to do something to help families in the Pittsburgh area. We know it is hard for everyone right now, but we couldn’t imagine having a child hospitalized during this uncertain time,” Malkin said. “While we are comfortable in our own homes, others are relying on the generosity of others, like Ronald McDonald House to open their doors.”
The Ronald McDonald House charity gives families a place to stay while their children receive medical treatment at local hospitals. The charity is currently housing about 20 families. You too can donate here: RMHC-PGH
Malkin’s donation also will be used to assist the organization to continue to provide daily hot meals and catering. The organization is currently housing about 20 families of hospitalized children.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support that Evgeni Malkin has extended to our Charity,” said Eleanor Reigel, Executive Director of RMH. “His generosity ensures that we can continue to provide our families with warm meals, essential household and pantry items and a safe and supportive environment to call home during this uncertain time.”
RMHC is using Malkin’s donation to continue providing daily hot meals and catering. The Ronald McDonald House charity was also able to stock its pantry with additional non-perishable items, including microwaveable meals, pasta, cereal, canned goods, snacks, and cleaning supplies.
In addition to Malkin’s gift, the Pittsburgh Penguins charities also included Penguins swag, including blankets, promo items, and Evgeni Malkin bobblehead dolls.