For over 40 years McDonald’s has been a primary supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities (it’s right there in the name!), and for 30 years our local co-op of McDonald’s stores has stood behind the Intermountain Area chapter. Store owners, managers, and staff have been incredibly supportive, offering special events, regular programs, and fundraisers that raise money to help keep the House and Family Rooms open and families closer together when times get tough. In November 2017 the National McDonald’s Fundraiser (formerly known as ‘Give a Hand’) encouraged customers to donate to the Charity, and the community really stepped up in support of hospitalized children – donating a total of $62,695!
As Charity staff members visited local McDonald’s stores to share our gratitude, they were impressed by the dedication from owners and employees. ‘The support was amazing,’ said an RMHC staffer, ‘and one main theme that I saw throughout the stores was the personal connections that many of the employees/managers/owners have had with our charity. They know and have felt the impact of what we do directly! So many people have personal stories – a family member, a neighbor, a friend or co-worker who stayed at the House while a child had surgery or medical treatment. Some of them used the House or Family Room themselves. All these experiences made them so motivated to help raise money for the Charity! It was pretty amazing.’ Our heartfelt thanks go out to our incredible group of McDonald’s owners/operators, and everyone who has shown their support!
Calling all RMHC Families
Since Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area opened in 1988, we have served over 80,000 families supporting ill or injured children. We have shared in their tears and laughter, been inspired by their courage, and strengthened by their dedication to FAMILY and HOME. And throughout this 30th Anniversary year we are looking forward to looking back, to sharing stories and experiences from so many guests who have made us part of their family.
Calling all RMHC families! If you are currently staying with us or have been a guest in previous years, we would love to hear your remembrances of your time spent with RMHC, to get updates on how everyone is doing, and see photos – past and present! Let us know what you loved most about this “home-away-from-home”, and tell us about the things that were hardest. Our community is filled with incredible parents and caregivers, and even more amazing kids, and we want to celebrate YOU! Thank you for all you have done in supporting your family, and in helping RMHC guests throughout the years be stronger together. Talk to you soon! (And Happy Anniversary!)
Please join us at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, April 28th for Morocco: Kaleidoscope of Lights. You can enjoy a festive cocktail reception, followed by themed entertainment and gourmet dinner with a specially-tailored Moroccan menu; all while in the company of community leaders, friends and supporters that are embracing the mission close to our hearts – to help ease the burdens of families with seriously ill or injured children by keeping them together when it matters most.
Please secure your seats by April 20th to meet the registration deadline. For more information and to purchase your tickets please click here or contact Vickie@rmhslc.org.
Informational Breakfast Tour
Please join us for a complimentary breakfast on Thursday, May 24th at 8:30am to learn more about the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, who benefits from our work and the facilities we operate, our Grand Giver Program, as well as a variety of ways to get involved. Tours of the Ronald McDonald House will be given immediately following breakfast, ending by 10:00am.
The breakfast get-together will be a very casual “friend‐raiser” not a fundraiser, and you will not be asked to make a contribution. Please RSVP by May 18th to Vickie@rmhslc.org.
Join the Pack!
Ollie has been at the House for two years now, and he’s made a lot of friends along the way. To help everyone keep in touch, Ollie’s official Fan Club, the PAWSitivity Pack, is up and running! Membership is just $25 per year, and funds go towards keeping our favorite therapy dog healthy and happy. Members receive regular updates & newsletters, invitations to special events, opportunities for exclusive swag and giveaways, personal birthday greetings (barkings?) and more!