01 Feb January 2022
One Magical Christmas
While Christmas morning looked and felt different than other years, it was still a special occasion for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House. Meals were provided for all of our guest families at the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, thanks to our generous community. Additionally, the abundant donations that were provided between November and December meant that our families were able to have a beautiful Christmas experience and give gifts to their loved ones.
Thank you for making the holidays so special!
Thank you for Shining Your Light for Pediatric Patient Families
Our end of year campaign asked the community to “Shine Your Light” for pediatric patient families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities, and wow, did you shine your light brightly! The financial support you provided is the equivalent of covering all the costs of over 9,000 nights at the Ronald McDonald House.
On top of that, many people donated items from our Holiday Wishlist and we received gifts, toiletries, food, supplies and more that were valued over $170,000. We felt your love and support, and more importantly, the families who depend on RMHC during one of the most difficult times in their lives, will feel the impact of this love and support throughout this next year!
Looking back on 2021
Join us on a trip down memory lane as we look at some of our favorite photos and moments from 2021!
2022 Adopt-A-Meal Calendar
With the beginning of the new year it is also the beginning of a new Adopt-A-Meal calendar and new opportunities to support our families.
We have come up with two plans to help support pediatric patient families with meals: Adopt A Meal and JoyFULL Meals. Our current Adopt A Meal program welcomes volunteer groups up to 5 to prepare food on-site (in our Red Cottage). You can visit our website to read all of the requirements and safety protocols that are in place to participate in this program.
Our JoyFULL meals program helps support both the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms by allowing individuals and groups to sign up to either provide financial support to cover the cost of food for that day or to order and arrange delivery for individual, catered meals to the Ronald McDonald House. We need your help to provide as many meals as possible.
To learn more and sign up for a meal on our 2022 calendar, click here.
Heart Seed Cards and Stay Close Pins/Charms Available for Valentine’s Day!
Are you looking for a meaningful Valentine’s Gift? When you purchase something from our store, you not only get a great gift for your loved one – you help a pediatric patient family who is being served by Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Our Heart Seed Cards and Stay Close Pins/Charms are great gifts, including other items in our shop.
We have a new shuttle thanks to Nate Wade Subaru!
Our partner, Nate Wade Subaru gave us a tremendous gift at the end of last year. They donated a Subaru Forester for us to use as a shuttle between the Ronald McDonald House, area hospitals, and errands as needed. This significant gift ensures that we are supporting families with transportation options so they don’t have to worry about having a vehicle, driving or parking and they can focus all their energy on their child’s health.
Subaru is all about giving back to the communities they are in, and Nate Wade Subaru is no exception. They share their love and resources with our pediatric patient families time and time again. Thank you Nate Wade Subaru for this incredible gift. Our families will be safe in your vehicle and know that you have their backs during this time of their lives.
Gala Sponsorship Packet – Now Available
The 2022 Gala Sponsorship Packet is now available. The theme this year is “Escape to the Cape – A New England Retreat Awaits.” We are planning on a smaller, safe in-person event and are ready to go virtual if necessary.
We would love for you to join us. You can support us by becoming a sponsor, putting together a gift basket for our silent auction valued at $100 or more, or buying one of our syndicate memberships for your chance to win a trip to Cape Cod. All of the proceeds from these activities go to help support families caring for their ill or injured child.
We hope you can join us – in person or virtually – on Saturday, April 23, 2022 for our Spirit of Children Gala. More information is available on our website here: https://www.rmhcslc.org/events/gala/
If you have any additional questions, you can reach our Events Manager, Stephanie@rmhslc.org or at 801-363-4663.
We hope to see you!
Facebook Birthdays 2022
Do you have an upcoming birthday? If so, we would love to be your choice for a birthday fundraiser. Birthday fundraisers made a big difference in the lives of the families we serve. Each fundraiser helps increase awareness and support for our organization.
So if you have a birthday coming up and would like to create a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for RMHC, click below.
FreeWill – New Year’s Resolution
Looking to start 2022 on the right foot? Creating an estate plan is an easy way to complete an important life task, protect your loved ones, and get a sense of security for the year ahead. Using our partner FreeWill’s online resource, the process is simple and 100% free.
To get started on creating your free will, click here