June 2019

Calling All Core Volunteers!

We are inviting you to join us this Wednesday, June 26th for our Core Volunteer Orientation.

Have you always wanted to volunteer regularly with Ronald McDonald House Charities but haven’t known how to get started?? We have the answer for you!

We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our Core Volunteer group – people who volunteer at least 3 hours a week to Ronald McDonald House Charities for an extended period of time.

Join us this Wednesday evening, June 26th, at 5:30pm at Ronald McDonald House for our next Core Volunteer Orientation – where you can learn more about this opportunity and get information on how to sign up!

During the orientation we will:

  • Review our weekly volunteer roles at our Ronald McDonald House, Family Room programs and Hospitality Carts;
  • Share more about our mission and services; and
  • Take a tour of Ronald McDonald House.

Of course refreshments will be provided!

If you are interested in learning more about our Core Volunteer positions and joining our incredible team, please RSVP directly to Kacie Pecor at Kacie@rmhslc.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities Receives 4-star Charity Navigator Rating for 3 consecutive years –

Once again, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area (RMHC) has been classified as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. This rating is based on dozens of metrics related to financial health, accountability and transparency. To earn 4 stars means that Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in our category.

Additionally, RMHC was recognized by Business.org as the best charity to donate to in Utah last year.

We work every day to be worthy of your investment and trust, and once again, we have cause to celebrate!

Thank you for believing in us. It is because of you that we are able to fulfill our mission of  providing a home-away-from-home for our pediatric patient families.

To see our certificate for 2019, click HERE.

2019 RMHC Golf Tournament at Jeremy Ranch

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Golf Tournament is one of Salt Lake City’s most anticipated fundraising events. Our 4-person scramble format draws golfers of all levels, who not only come for a great day of golf and a good time, but also to support families with a seriously ill or injured child.

We invite you to join us for a fun-filled day of golf with friends, co-workers, and colleagues while supporting a worthwhile cause! Golfers consist of business executives & owners, community leaders, and other friends of the House.

The RMHC Golf Tournament will be held at The Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club, August 19, 2019.

For more information, click HERE.

The Family Room Celebrates 6 years 

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Primary Children’s Hospital – Level 3, celebrated 6 years of serving pediatric patients on June 7, 2019. We welcomed families, former guests, and the wonderful staff at Primary Children’s Hospital to celebrate this milestone.

Did you know:

  • The Family Room is the world’s largest with 3,545 square feet
  • The Family Room has already served over 3,000 families this year
  • In 2018, there were 90,185 individual visits to this Family Room
  • It’s a home to the most courageous pediatric patients and families
  • It attracts the absolute best staff and volunteers in the entire Intermountain Region

We look forward to serving thousands of more families in the years to come!

Ollie’s Birthday Celebration

We had a great time on May 31st celebrating our Chief PAWsitivity Officer: Ollie. It marked 3 years since he joined our team – and made all of our lives better for it! We spent the day with Ollie sharing gratitude for the community that came together to bring him to the House and for all those who make it possible for him to do his work.

Special shout-outs were made from Ollie’s Facebook Page

  • Keller Williams who helped raise the adoption dollars to secure Ollie
  • Ultimate Canine who provided the training needed for Ollie to have his job
  • VCA Willow Creek Pet Center who have donated his vet care, grooming and food for Ollie’s entire life
  • The anonymous donor who contributed $60,000 to RMHC to be able to name Ollie – and in the meantime supported thousands of pediatric patient families
  • To Laurie, Linda, Lori, Joe and Dave who are his official handlers and take care of Ollie every week
  • To Duke and Bubba, his doggie cousins he lives with, who teach Ollie how to play, hike and fetch

You can see all the photos, shout-outs, comments, and celebrations on Ollie’s Facebook page!

Creating A Legacy of Love

In 2018, Arline Evelyn Otto left an extraordinary $965,000 bequest in support of RMHC’s Legacy Fund.  This truly exceptional gift will provide a legacy of love for generations of pediatric patient families – in perpetuity.  We are forever grateful to Arline and her family for this legacy of love.

If you or a loved one are interested in learning how to leave your own Legacy of Love, you can get more information HERE.