What an exciting few months it has been here at RMHC! We are so excited to finally announce that we are building RMHC! Our Board of Directors and staff have been working hard to make our long-time dream of a new Ronald McDonald House a reality. This new house will allow us to address some areas of need with our two current locations and help even more families with critically-ill children for years to come. We are so grateful to the donors that have committed to keeping families close in the future. Continue reading
This is me. My job is to work with volunteers at RMHC. Actually my title is Community Outreach Coordinator, but that is really long. So let’s talk about what I do. I work with other people from the community (see how I tied that in there?) who want to help the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald house.
Want to know what THEY do? I would love to tell you. April is the month of Volunteer Appreciation. We appreciate (love) our volunteers because they do ALL these things….#volunteerRMHC Continue reading
We are nearly halfway through March and have only just now been able to catch our breath to reflect on February. The month was full, bringing so much good to the Ronald McDonald House! Our two main events, Giving Hearts Day and the Sweetheart Ball, kept us busy.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our Board rocks! The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an outstanding group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Shauna Wimer and how she is #forRMHC. Continue reading
In my job working with our volunteers, I get to meet a lot of people. They come in, they tell me about their companies, or their stories of what connects them to the Ronald McDonald house. Some find us on the website, some find us through Facebook…..different paths to get to our door. Continue reading
At the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo we are, at times, speechless in attempting to express our gratitude for the generous volunteers that have committed with us in keeping families close. Each and every day, there is an individual or group of volunteers that cross our threshold to help serve families who have critically-ill children. Truly, we could not do the work we do without our volunteers. What drives such considerate individuals? We asked them and we are wholly humbled by their answers bursting with care, compassion and determination. Today we’ll share about Houston Engineering and how they are #forRMHC. Continue reading
The Ronald McDonald House of Fargo has an exceptional group of people who make up our Board. At the office, we see how they care deeply for the mission of RMHC, put forth hard work to keep families close and joyfully support this community. We were curious as to what drives these passionate individuals to serve on our Board so we simply asked them. Their answers are pretty inspiring. Today we’ll share about Kirsten Jensen and how she is #forRMHC. Continue reading
There are so many ways to give. We get asked a lot how people can help us. Here are some ways to support the families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House!
- Visit the Giving Trees and take an ornament from your local McDonalds
- Muffin Moms – Bake a cake, bars, cookies, muffins in our kitchen in the mornings (10 am to 11:00)
- Parent’s Pantry – Help fill our pantry with foods like soup, spaghetti, peanut butter, granola bars, mac and cheese
- Lunch Ladies – Provide easy lunch items for families to pack for a day at the hospital, fresh fruit and veggies, individual chip and snack bags, granola bars, pudding packs, yogurt
- Fleece blankets – Have your group or organization make fleece tie blankets of all sizes to give to our families. They LOVE these.
- Share A Meal. Our most needed volunteer opportunity is our meals for families.
Thank you to all our volunteers. If you would like to help out with any of these ideas, email Kelly@rmhcfargo.org to set up a time on our calendar.
We cannot thank you enough for helping us keep families close this holiday season!
Are you excited for October? Over at the Ronald McDonald House we certainly are. October means pumpkin spice lattes, the leaves turning warm colors and that we get to use one of our favorite hashtags (#forRMHC) nearly every day! A number of events and fundraisers are happening in October to support the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley. We are thrilled and grateful for the generous people, businesses and organizations that have chosen to help support our mission of keeping families close.
What is your title here at the Ronald McDonald House and what do you do each day? “Carried out daily, this role looks like tracking donor and donation information, assisting with RMHC Fargo social media efforts and composing thank you letters, newsletters and e-newsletters. Also, I research random things when asked. I am hoping to soon be skilled enough to add “Googling Guru” to my LinkedIn profile.”