February 2020


Celebrate Love that Makes the World A Better Place

This year, we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a look back on what the love of this community has made possible in 2019 for the families we serve.

2019 In Numbers:
28,535 people were positively impacted
13,577 pediatric patient families were served
26,252 overnight stays at the Ronald McDonald House
118,829 respite visits at the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Primary Children’s Hospital
66,950 meals prepared by volunteer groups
43,085 volunteer hours were gifted to help serve pediatric patient families
We wanted to say thanks for the love you create!

Thank you Dillard’s Customers for your Support!

This year, individuals could buy the “Southern Living Christmas Cookbook” from Utah Dillard’s stores and online. Every year, this holiday fundraiser provides resources for families who can not be at home due to a child’s illness or injury.

This year, over $5,000 was raised to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and the families we serve. Needless to say, we are full of gratitude.

Thank you – Dillard’s employees for selling these books to your customers

Thank you – Dillard’s customers for sharing your holiday spirit with our families through this cookbook

We have a saying here at Ronald McDonald House Charities – we are #strongertogether and together we are #keepingfamiliesclose.

Items and Donation Baskets Needed for our Gala Silent Auction

Are you in a position to donate an item or to create an auction basket to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities? It can be anything from gift cards, to art work, to kitchen supplies, or more.

And if you would like to do a basket, the sky is the limit. Showcase your generosity and creativity through the basket you curate and donate. All of the donations will be showcased in one of the largest silent auctions in Salt Lake City. The funds raised from this night help provide resources that will impact thousands of families this year.

If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in our charity auction by donating items, services, gift certificates, or fully-formed gift baskets, please contact Kacie Pecor at 801-363-4663 or kacie@rmhslc.org for more information.

Celebrating a Legacy of Gratitude

We all want to make the world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone. But leaving a lasting legacy requires planning and forethought. Making a planned gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area (RMHC) is a beautiful way to make a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of families with seriously ill or injured children.

Our Legacy of Love contributors know firsthand the impact their gift is making for parents and caregivers supporting pediatric patients. There are a variety of ways to give:

–        include RMHC in your Will or Estate Plan

–        choose RMHC as a beneficiary for your IRA

–        name RMHC as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy

–        make a bequest of property to the Charity

–        And many more options to support RMHC…

Gifts are large and small and vary in type, but they all have one thing in common – they ensure that the doors to Ronald McDonald House Charities remain open now and into the future for pediatric patient families.

Would you like to learn how you could be part of this legacy? Please visit our webpage on Planned Giving or check out our brochure online. If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Moschetti, Chief Stewardship & Major Gifts Officer at 801-363-4663 orVickie@rmhslc.org. If you have already included Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area in a future planned gift, please let us know so that we can thank you for your compassion and generosity and add you as a member of our Legacy of Love Society!

Facebook Fundraisers

Do you have an upcoming birthday in February or March? If so, we would love to be your choice for a birthday fundraiser. Last year, birthday fundraisers made a big difference in the lives of the families we serve. Each fundraiser helps increase awareness and support for our organization. For instructions on how to host your birthday, click HERE…and have a Happy Birthday!