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.”
Last year, we met a volunteer who came to RMHC to learn about us, our mission, and to do a little yard work for us.
He ended up trimming some tree branches, doing some raking, and eventually helping recycle pop tabs in a very heavy downpour. We thought he was great. This summer, he decided to apply for our intern position, and he became our temporary North house manager for the Summer. Meet Tony! (He’s the one on the right.)
THANK YOU to the many area offices of Edward Jones who made evening meals and baked items and brought items for families to take for lunches all week long at both RMHCFargo houses!
Thank you to all the teams who participated in this great week! We loved having all of you visit us!
If your company is interested in sponsoring a week of volunteering, please contact Kelly@rmhcfargo.org for more information!
Sometimes we get a lovely email like this one from Janet at Mortenson Construction! They are one of our Regular Volunteers who do our Share a Meal program once a month.