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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 the Guest Book
"Everyone has been so courteous and oh so kind. Thank you so much for being there in our time of need."
- The Bagby Family

"I couldn't begin to tell you all how much this experience has comforted me through this hard time in my life. Everyone here was so nice and loving. It was like being at home."
-The Powell Family

"Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to stay here. What a blessing it is to have a home away from home. The staff here have been amazing. Barbara became a second mom to me here. Love you guys and we'll be back to visit soon."
-The Heath Family

"Thanks for allowing us to use your home like ours. I must say that the hospitality shown was amazing and the love is definitely felt. We were visiting our family friend from Brooklyn and I felt so good seeing the home she was staying in, the services offered, and the staff going beyond their duties to ensure everyone and everything was taken care of."
-The Balthazar Family


"The playroom was awesome."
-Olivia

Superheroes in Action

Lunch is On Us
We are thrilled to introduce a new volunteer opportunity! Volunteers can now come to the Ronald McDonald House and make lunches in our kitchen for staff to deliver to families of NICU patients at our local hospitals. These free lunches offer easy access of food to families spending long hours at their baby's hospital bedside who need nourishment to help them be their baby's support system. This program allows us to further expand our reach and provide support to any NICU family who is in need of a lunch to get them through a long day. Volunteers have enjoyed being able to participate and share their mornings with us to prepare the lunches. In such a short time, we have seen a great response from the community and are excited to continue to see the lunch program grow! For more information about how to get involved with the lunch program, please email our Volunteer Manager, Diana Villarreal at diana@rmhc-richmond.org.
 
Meet our January Meal Providers
ETTAP · VCU's APO Service Fraternity · Solange Green · Polished Pearl Society · New Kent Christian Church · Dominion Packaging · Apryl Anderson · Country Club of Virginia · Caroline Stern · Maggie Moore · Jeb Bryan · Hopwell Key Club · Journey Christian Church · Emily Matingly · Girl Scout Troop 545 · Jeff Kraus · Patty Lewis · Virginia Capital Reality · Suzanna Hanky · DTLR · Hermitage Enterprises · Suntrust Mortgage · Jess Hofbauer · Commonwealth Counseling Associates · International Student Exchange · Lauren Walker · Hispanic Student Dental Association · Nicole Paulsen · Zonia Navarro · Scott's Scorpion Basketball Team · Karen Trivette  · ICL· Jill Magruder · Christ the King Lutheran Church · Wayne Jennings · Woodlake UMC · Lakeisha Wilkins · Chris Parks · Wells Fargo · Theresa Burks· Linda Huennekens · Debbie Kendall · Bankers Insurance · CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation · HandsOn Greater Richmond · Omega Gamma Zeta of Chesterfield 

Learn about all of our volunteer opportunities by contacting our Volunteer Manager, Diana Villarreal, at diana@rmhc-richmond.org

Community Spotlight

Senior Capstone Project
Mallory Pitchford is a senior at James River High School and is enrolled in the Center for Leadership and International Relations. Through this program, Mallory was tasked with a Senior Capstone Service Project. Mallory chose Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond as the organization she wanted to work with to complete her project.

As a part of her project, Mallory brought a group of classmates to volunteer to make dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House and do activities with the children.  In addition, Mallory hosted a Ronald McDonald Challenge this past December where she challenged her classmates to raise money by paying to vote for a teacher to dress up as Ronald McDonald. Mallory has also been raising money from friends and family to support RMHC and will give the proceeds to go towards making physical space improvement at the House.

Mallory said that she has enjoyed working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities on this project as it helped her understand our mission and make a direct impact on the lives of families in need. Thank you, Mallory, for all of your hard work! We appreciate your support! 
Major Gifts (January 1 - January 31)
Monetary Gifts over $1,000
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • H.O.G.G. Foundation
  • Mazda (Mazda Drive for Good Campaign)
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.

Upcoming Events

Richmond Mom Prom
MARCH 19- Pull out an old prom gown, wedding dress, or bridesmaid dress and get ready for a night of fun for charity. This year's event benefits RMHC and will be held at Salisbury Country Club from 7 pm - 12 am. Tickets are $50 and available here

Easter on Parade
MARCH 27- A beloved Richmond tradition that showcases attendees "parading" down Monument Avenue continues this year from 1 - 5 p.m. Be sure to stop by the Ronald McDonald House for snacks and children's activities. Contact Diana Villarreal at diana@rmhc-richmond.org for volunteer opportunities.

Red Shoe BBQ
APRIL 29- Join us for this 2nd annual event hosted by our Red Shoe Crew! We'll have delicious BBQ, live music, silent auction items, and a great time. Tickets start at $40 a person. The event will take place at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center from 6 - 10 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
More details.
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