March 2021

There’s No Time Like Now –
To Help with RMHC’s Annual Gala
This year the theme of our annual gala is “There’s No Place Like Home and No Time Like Now” as we celebrate the mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities and hope to earn support to keep the mission thriving…and we need your help!

  1. You can donate an item or silent auction gift basket ranging in value from $100 – $250. Each year our silent auction helps us raise over $100,000 to care for pediatric patient families and we want to meet and exceed that record for this year!
  2. You can donate wrapping supplies. We need baskets, cellophane paper, ribbon, tape and other supplies to put together the baskets.
  3. You can donate gift cards. Gift cards can be combined into one basket our augment other baskets increasing their value and the money we can raise for the mission!

For more information on how to donate any of the items above, please email Kacie Pecor.

Become a Syndicate Member for your Chance to Win a Peleton & 2 E-bikes!
Whether yours is a journey of health, a connection, exploration, or all of the above, this package is the one for you! Your journey(s) will be made possible when you are the lucky winner of one *Peloton+ Bike (with a 1-year Peloton membership) and 2 e-bikes; one for you and one for your favorite co-adventurer.

This syndicate ticket package includes:
*1 Peloton Bike+ with accessories and 1-year membership
1 NAKTO 26” 250W E-Bike in White
1 NAKTO 26” 250W E-Bike in Black

The estimated value of this package is $4,600.

*The winning ticket has the option of either a Peloton Bike+ or a Peloton Tread

To purchase your opportunity, follow these steps:

  • Text ‘Spirit2021’ to 76278
  • Enter the requested information when prompted
  • Select the syndicate ticket opportunity and enter the amount you would like to purchase

Please note: if purchasing a ticket from a RMHC board member or ambassador, please select their name from the drop down list
Complete your payment and check out. RMHC will email you a confirmation with your syndicate opportunity number(s).
Syndicate Member Ticket Opportunity Rules
Suggested donation: One opportunity for $100
Winner will be announced during the Spirit of Children Gala 4/24/2021
Do not need to donate or be present to win 
For questions, please email Stephanie Stevens

Purchase a Happy Meal & Help Families Stay at RMHC!
Did you know that as of this year, McDonald’s now donates $.02 to our local Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapter for every Happy Meal that is sold!!! And to celebrate this new amazing support, there is a Ronald McDonald House Happy Meal Box. They will be available at participating McDonald’s locations starting now. This Happy Meal box definitely puts a smile on our faces!
Hospitality Carts by the Numbers
Ronald McDonald House Charities operates two Hospitality Carts in our region: one at Shriners Hospital for Children and the other at Ogden Regional Medical Center. In 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hospitality Carts were still able to make an impact. They were able to provide hygiene and comfort items, a selection of healthy snacks, family-centered activities, games and craft kits to the families staying in those hospitals when they needed it most.

Below are the numbers from the 2020 Hospitality Cart Program:

1,224 Families Served

2,524 Individuals Served

124 Volunteer Hours valued at $2,915


Celebrating a Legacy of Gratitude
“Thank you for being there for me and my family while we cared for my sweet angel grandson. We greatly appreciate all you did for us alongside the many other families.” – Lenore Fastnacht

Did you know that in addition to creating a will at no cost, you can also help RMHC with a bequest. It’s an easy process and free to you.

Create your FreeWill today!

Adopt A Meal Support
As many of you know, with the onset of COVID-19, we have not been able to welcome volunteer meal groups onsite at the Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Room. And yet, we continue to need your help now more than ever!

We have come up with a modified plan for community members to support our meal program by signing up to either provide financial support to cover a meal 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 2021 calendar, click the button below.

Health Tip From Hannah
Did you know simple two minute habits can help spark happiness? Shawn Achor, Harvard graduate and happiness researcher, has found happiness is in fact a choice and that success and external factors are not great predictors of happiness. Rather, Achor defines happiness as “the joy you feel moving towards your potential” (Achor & Winfrey, 2019, 26:47). One can actually be happy moving towards meaningful activities even though stress and difficulties may be present. Happiness and pleasure are not synonymous. Below are two minute behavior changes Achor suggests that can help spark happiness. Find what two minute habit helps you.

1. Journal daily for two minutes about a positive experience.

2. Share three things you are grateful for around the dinner table.

3. Take two minutes to praise a friend or family member through email or text.

4. Spend two minutes watching your breath.
Achor, S. (2010). The Happiness Advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work. New York: Broadway Books

Achor, S., & Winfrey, O. (Hosts). (2019, April 9). Shawn Achor: The life-altering power of a positive mind. [Audio podcast episode]. In Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations. OWN.

Facebook Birthdays 2021
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.

If you have a birthday coming up and would like to create a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for RMHC, click button below.

Happy Birthday!