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November 2020

Thank you to our 2020 Cornerstones of Love Grand Givers!

Cornerstones of Love Grand Givers are extraordinary individuals who make a personal direct donation of $1,000 or greater providing the most critical core operating support to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area.

This year Colleen and David Merrill, Annette Gaiotti and Don Goldberg, and Paula Green Johnson and Peter M. Johnson donated the value of the annual Grand Givers appreciation dinner to RMHC. This funding will underwrite some of the costs for food and meals at the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. This donation has been made in honor of RMHC’s 2020 Grand Givers.

RMHC is facing extraordinary challenges this year which have been helped by the generosity of this group. On behalf of the pediatric patient families served by RMHC, Thank You for your extraordinary support and generosity!

For information on how to become a Grand Giver and to see the list of our 2020 Grand Givers so far this year, CLICK HERE.

A New Resource to Protect your Loved Ones

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area knows the value that peace of mind can bring. Knowing that our loved ones are safe, healthy, and cared for is the cornerstone of our work. Now, we’ve partnered with FreeWill to help our RMHC family protect the things you love through an online will-writing tool. It’s an easy way to plan for your future, support the people you love, and get peace of mind — at no personal cost.Click Here to Write your Free Will

Shop for the Holidays AND Help RMHC through Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop on Amazon, .05% of what you spend could be donated directly to us?
Shoppers who start at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice.
Signing up is easy!Here’s how to sign up for AmazonSmile:
1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Search for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area
4. Select us as your charity
4. Start shopping!
5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

Meet Hannah Wilde – our new Palliative Care & Behavioral Health Specialist
 

You may remember that back in September we announced an amazing gift from Cambia Health Foundation. Their gift made it possible to hire our first ever licensed social worker to provide more resources than ever to the pediatric patient families staying at Ronald McDonald House.

Now, we are excited to introduce you to Hannah Wilde as our Palliative Care & Behavioral Health Specialist.

Hannah is an amazingly dedicated professional who has jumped right in and is working alongside our families in a variety of capacities:

  • Community resources
  • Grief support
  • Crisis assistance
  • Self-care and connection opportunities
  • Support classes

Thank you Cambia Health Foundation and welcome Hannah Wilde. We are so excited to have you join our family at Ronald McDonald House Charities!

Kilts for Kids Winning Teams!

Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the 2020 Kilts for Kids fundraising campaign. It was a record breaking year with over $75,000 raised for RMHC’s mission to support pediatric patient families.

Here are the awards that were given to each amazing team:
Almost a Turkey – won twice but just edged out of 3 wins in a row – Jim Turnbull
Wiggin’ Out – Best Use of Wigs – Kilty Pleasure
All the Likes – Social Media Powerhouse – Team Andrus
All Heart – Most Heartfelt Appeal – Fight Like Em
Double Trouble – All donations matched – Lehilanders
Out of this World – Most Galactic Representation – Galactic Highlanders
Most Adorable – Ollie & Eli
Most School Spirit – East High Key Club
Super Sized Meal Award – The Meal Group who Became a Kilter Group to Raise $$$ for more meals – Innocent Until Proven Kilty
Say Cheese! – Most number of photo shoots in one year! – Team IRIE
Mission Possible – delivering RMHC’s mission every day AND met their goal! –  License to Kilt
And finally…the 2020 Kilt Champion – I’m Kiltin’ It – Cory Watson!

#GivingTuesday with RMHC

Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday, December 1st for #GivingTuesday. We have a $10,000 goal that will be used to off-set our emergency lodging expenses related to COVID-19 that we have incurred this year. And – we have had some generous donors step up to provide matching support – so your donation will go twice as far!
We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving – and then we hope you will join us #GivingTuesday – a very impactful day for our organization!

Shop for Good Online!

December 2nd – 3rd

Enter Code
GIVEBACK9213

In your cart or at checkout on KENDRASCOTT.COM
and 20% of your purchase will benefit RMHC

Not combinable with other offers.
Stores are limited capacity for safe shopping

December is National Car Donation Month!

December is National Car Donation Month. Did you know that you can help Ronald McDonald House Charities when you donate your old car? The sale of even a single vehicle can provide significant, real-world differences to our families. How much of a difference? You may be surprised! Vehicle donation is a quick and simple way to help make a difference for families during challenging times.

  • Donate cars, trucks, SUV’s, motorcycles, boats – if it has a motor, it can help.
  • Any condition, even if it’s dinged, damaged, rusted or doesn’t start at all.
  • We’ll have it picked up for free, and you may qualify for a tax deduction!

To learn more or to donate your vehicle today, CLICK HERE.

Home for Holidays

There are many ways that you can help provide an amazing holiday celebration for pediatric patient families who must celebrate far from home while supporting an ill or injured child. While we can’t have volunteer groups on-site as we have in years past, the need is still there and we could definitely use your help in making this a special time!To see all of the ways you can help support RMHC’s families at this time of year, click here to view our Home for the Holidays brochure.

November Facebook Birthdays!

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 HERE.

Happy Birthday!

 

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