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Family stories, volunteer and donor shout outs, and upcoming events from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond.
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Mission Accomplished
From kitchen sets to power wheels, Christmas was delivered for families staying at Richmond's Ronald McDonald House for the third year in a row by our friends at Mason's Toy Box. Twelve families with children hospitalized over the holidays wrote letters to Santa with their Christmas wishes. Mason's Toy Box hosts an annual toy drive to grant these wishes in memory of Mason Clark Thomas who lost his battle to cancer in 2011 at age 11. They made sure each of our families, despite being away from home, had much to celebrate this holiday season. We are so grateful for this special partnership! (photography by Diane Travis)

                

Upcoming Events

Strawberry Street Cafe Fundraiser
JANUARY 17 - Dine between 4pm and 10pm at Strawberry Street Cafe (421 Strawberry Street, RVA), tell your server you're there for RMHC of Richmond, and 10% of your purchase will benefit us!

Richmond Kids Expo
FEBRUARY 25 - Kids receive free admission to the event and a prize when you bring a child's superhero cape to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond. 10am - 4pm at Richmond Raceway Complex.

The Big Pig Project
APRIL 22 - Save the date for this 3rd annual fundraiser (previously the Red Shoe BBQ) hosted by the Red Shoe Crew and presented by Lunch. | Supper! The event will take place in Scott's Addition from 12pm - 6pm featuring delicious BBQ, live country music, a cement garden pig auction, and a Green Egg raffle! More information to come!
Superheroes in Action

Kris started volunteering as a House Volunteer at RMHC in July of 2016 after retiring. Her favorite part about being at RMHC is being there for the families in different ways every week. She says that feeling like she’s contributing to something bigger than herself is really important to her. She enjoys doing fun activities with kids like reading and putting together puzzles. She likes the administrative tasks too, such as answering phones, writing thank you notes, and accepting donations on behalf of the house. 

Thank you, Kris for your dedication to RMHC and for being such an integral part of serving families!

                         

Meet our December Meal Providers
  Good Neighbor Community Services · Wandra Charles · Rhonda Girard · Elisa Hayden · Christ the King Church · Laura Ferber  · Lisa Clemmer · Thumbs Up Foundation · Hands On · Tomahawk Middle School · Diana Holsinger · SunTrust Bank  · Wayne Jennings  · Banker's Insurance  · Lucretia Anderson · Sunivion · Chris Parks · Wells Fargo ·  Omega Gamma Zeta ·  Caroline Moses ·  Heidi Braun · Y-Princess Nantego Tribe · Capitol Financial Solutions ·  Melanie Lee ·  Hermitage Enterprises ·  Target ·  Michelle Rollins · Lesley Lindsay ·  Tonisha Pitchford ·  Jill Magruder · Nikkea Hardy · Lilly Pulitzer ·  Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter or Zeta Phi Beta Sorority ·  Lisa Morris ·  Amanda Karpowich· Kim Gorenflo  · Tuckahoe YMCA ·  Barber Family · KPMG Network of Women ·  Mandi Quicke · Linda Huennekens · Marsh USA ·  Grimaldi's Pizza · AECS· Dominion Packaging · Scott White ·  Randi Berlin · Karpowich Family · The Summit Church · Melanie Lee · Owen Family · Hannah Shaw · Jessica Puljan · Kayla Reeg · Liza Hill · Amy Luczak

Learn about all of our volunteer opportunities by contacting our Volunteer Manager, Diana Villarreal, at diana@rmhc-richmond.org
Community Spotlight
If you drove by or visited our Ronald McDonald House on Monument Avenue in December, you likely noticed our beautiful holiday decor. For the fifth year, Janice Nuckolls of Ta Da Studio, decked the halls with ribbons, garland, glitter, and a touch of whimsy. Janice's style is truly one-of-a-kind and her decorations bring such joy to our families who are away from home during the holidays. Thank you for perfectly capturing the spirit of the season for us, Janice!
Major Gifts (December 1 - December 31)
Monetary Gifts over $1,000
  • Ms. Laura Aguilar
  • Anonymous
  • Attic, LLC
  • The Delaney Bay Fund
  • Durham Foundation
  • E.S. Chappell Charitable Trust
  • H & L Partners
  • H.O.G.G. Foundation
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Kemper
  • Loucks Family Foundation
  • National Christian Foundation
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Miss Megan Walter
  • Virginia Credit Union
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Are you a state or federal government employee?
You can support RMHC through your workplace giving campaign!
To participate in the Central Virginia Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), use code #37576
To participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), use code #3274
To provide resources for families to keep their children healthy and happy, RMHC relies on the generosity of hundreds of donors. To learn more about our greatest needs, please contact Allison Santos, Director of Development, at allison@rmhc-richmond.org.
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