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    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

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    Our Relationship with McDonald’s

    RMHC Mission Partner Since 1974

     

    Did you know?

    • RMHC now has local chapters in more than 62 countries and regions around the world
    • More than $200 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes
    • RMHC programs can be found in 78% of the world’s best children’s hospitals
    • Every year, RMHC helps nearly 9 million families stay together

    From the moment the doors opened at the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, PA, the McDonald’s System including owner/operators, suppliers, employees and customers, have called our mission their own.  For 40 years, the entire system has opened their hearts to us, providing invaluable support and fueling our growth from one House helping a few families into a multi-national network of family-centered programs serving more than seven million children and families annually.

    Today, we are stronger than ever due in large part to the continued outpouring of resources from our Mission Partner, McDonald’s. Their unwavering support, extending from monetary contributions to volunteerism; from board participation to media donations, has helped us impact countless lives by giving children support, stability and the best medicine of all – their families.

    Thank you, McDonald’s, for 40 years of helping children heal with their families by their side.Your support helped families like Crystal Bell and her daughters Ky’Briegh and Kai’Liegh. “The House helped my twins’ recover because I was able to be there with them to give them strength when they were fighting for their lives.”

    Although the McDonald’s system is our largest corporate partner, RMHC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and no one company can solely fund the growth of RMHC programs and services necessary to serve more families. We also rely on the support of the entire community and greatly value any donations you can afford to RMHC, whether it’s through cash and/or in-kind contributions, your time or fundraising efforts.

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    RMHC STORIES

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      The Vu Family

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      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

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      Kayla

      On December 19, 2012 my family noticed a lump on my neck. A couple days later, I was medevaced to St. John’s and diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.  My dad and I found ourselves nearly 1,000 miles from our home in Goose Bay; 1,000 miles away from my mom, brother and sister; from my high school, favor... Read More

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      Togetherness

      It’s funny. We used to pass each other in the hallways at school all the time. We kind of knew each other, but weren’t exactly friends. Now, thanks to a special place called the Ronald McDonald House, we’re friends – very close friends.   Today, friendship means a lot more to us. While we both have ... Read More

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      Duets

      In a nook on the fifth floor of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital, is an old upright piano. The room is Chloe’s concert hall and the instrument is her Steinway. Sitting up straight, her hands melt into the keyboard as sonatas, concertos, and waltzes start streaming through the... Read More

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      Georgia Jayden

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      Big Sister. Big Hero

      On her way to the hospital in the morning, Georgia walks down the hall of the Ronald McDonald House with a big smile and a sassy stride. She waves to staff, volunteers and friends just like she’s a princess on parade. Everyone knows her. Everyone loves her. They wave back and wish her well as she em... Read More

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      The Bloodworth

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      Comfort, Care and Support

      After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More

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      The Landri Family

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      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive. 

       

      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

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      Christina Dingwell

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      Christina

      When you are 900 miles from your home, sitting in a room in the hospital, hearing that a mass was discovered in your chest and it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the first thing that pops into your head, is ‘why me?’ Soon after, when you find out that you have six months of chemotherapy and radiation ahead an... Read More

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      The Halstead Family

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      This Little Light

      An hour away from our home, in the unfamiliar hallways of Atlanta Children’s Hospital, we were told that our two-year old Tripp wouldn’t live. Our little boy with the biggest smile and magnetic personality had been playing outside at day care when a gust of wind knocked an 100-pound branch off a tre... Read More

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      Fighting Together

      Seven-year-old Javon Bass walks through the doors of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, clasping two-year-old Jakayla’s delicate hand. Jakayla has just been diagnosed with Leukemia and is about to embark on the fight of her young life. Javon is there to keep holding her hand – to keep giving her stre... Read More

     

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