The red carpet was rolled out (literally) for little Dominic Steinhauser, star of the new DuPont mini documentary about the construction of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House®, which was built using a DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied weather barrier.
At a “Hollywood Premier” event held at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, 4-year-old patient Dominic and Ronald McDonald House Director Anne Czarnecki, who also appeared in the short DuPont documentary, were treated like celebrities and given “Oscars” made of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface for their participation in the video. Doug Baker, North America director for DuPont Building Innovations, served as master of ceremonies and was joined by Ronald McDonald, who helped present the awards.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities has been a DuPont customer, and DuPont Building Innovations has been a steadfast contributor to the charity through its donations of construction materials,” Doug proudly told the patients, families and invited guests who attended the movie premier.
For more than two decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities has been a valued customer for DuPont, and the relationship has benefited the families who visit Ronald McDonald Houses seeking comfort and care for their seriously ill or injured children. DuPont building products such as DuPont™ Tyvek® building wraps, DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surfaces are used throughout Ronald McDonald Houses across the globe to help make them more energy efficient, beautiful and easier to clean.
“We have a unique relationship with the charity and that’s why we chose to highlight our connection with them in a mini documentary entitled, ‘Designing Comfort’ that aired recently on the BBC’s Horizons program,” said Tim McCann, president of DuPont Building Innovations. “Our video has been a big hit for us, and it was cited recently by Forbes magazine as one of the best examples ever of responsible corporate communications.”
The mini-documentary, which was shown at the Chicago “Hollywood Premier,” also captured local media interest and was featured in the nightly news broadcast on the Chicago NBC TV affiliate.