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Job Opening: Weekend House Manager

Job Opening: Weekend House Manager

JOB TITLE: Weekend Manager FLSA STATUS: Part-Time REPORTS TO: House Manager LOCATION: Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia   The Organization Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C. (RMHCDC) has been serving families in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for over 35 years. Our mission is to ease the hardship of children’s illness on […]

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RMHCDC FITNESS Program

Back-to-School Season at RMHCDC

Throughout the school year, we look forward to serving more families through our core programs. Our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles® are especially busy at this time, since many of our community partnerships are with local schools, letting us reach the children who need us most.  In 2017, our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, administered in partnership […]

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Trentyn and Brandi 2002

Celebrating 16 years of good health since Trentyn was born with Gastochisis

Faced with a child’s illness, life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry.  Sixteen years ago, today, new mother and father, Brandi and Josh, started their journey through that fear to get the necessary medical care for their new born son, Trentyn.  Read More

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business.org Top charity seal 2018

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC Recognized as Top Charity in the Region

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington D.C. (RMHCDC), a charity that eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children, has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau and Business.org as a top charity in the Washington, DC region for their transparency, efficiency and impact.

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In Her First Year, Barbara Volunteered 100+ Hours

Celebrating Barbara's Dedication to RMHCDC Congratulations to our Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer, Barbara Newman, on her Arlington Cares award, recognizing her 100+ hours of volunteering! Read More

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Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Community Engagement Coordinator FLSA STATUS: Exempt; Full-time REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing and Community Engagement   The Organization Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C. (RMHCDC) has been serving families in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for over 35 years. Our mission is to ease the hardship of children’s illness on families. […]

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Graham-Summer-News

Far From Home, But Not Alone

You helped a mom stay near her baby Quiana and Rashon were thrilled to be expecting.  Quiana knew that motherhood would change everything, and she was excited and ready.  But no mother is ever prepared for what happened next. Her baby, Graham, was born with Hirschsprung Disease, a nerve condition in his intestines. He also has Down Syndrome, and he would need […]

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Julianne-and-Hailey-Summer-News

The Best Gift of All

Julianne and Hailey are both 12 and they’re both fighting cancer. And, they both stay with their families at Ronald McDonald House when they receive treatment. That’s how you gave Julianne and Hailey the best gift of all: each other! The best friends are each other’s biggest cheerleaders. Julianne says, “Being with Hailey is my favorite thing about this House. […]

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Dimeng-Summer-News

They Came to Save Her Eye

YOU changed her life! Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child. Right now, Cheng Zhen has a simple wish: to save her daughter’s eye. Five-year-old Dimeng has cancer in her left eye. The doctors near their home in China said they would have to remove the eye. “We were all very sad,” Cheng Zhen says. “But then a […]

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Faith-Summer-News

Strength of Heart

YOU helped a devoted duo stay strong Kathy and Faith know a thing or two about strength. We don’t mean physical strength — although Kathy has to be pretty strong to pick Faith up. The 5-year-old wears giant plaster casts on her legs, and they’re really heavy! The mother and daughter show great strength of heart. They inspire each […]

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

We are currently recruiting volunteers to work a weekly shift in the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Children’s National Medical Center and two shifts per month/alternate weeks in the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Inova Children’s Hospital. Read More

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Raise Love for RMHC

Raise Love #forRMHC this Selfie Day

Do you feel like you never have enough time to spend with your loved ones?  Our families certainly do! YOUR support makes it possible for them to stay close by when their child is being treated in the hospital.  You give families going through one of the toughest time of their lives the greatest gift: […]

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RMHCDC

Three Job Openings

Thank you for you interest in becoming an employee at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. Available positions include: Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia Weekend Manager, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Ronald McDonald Family Room Evening/Weekend Coordinator.

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Ronald McDonald Family Room® (RMFR) at Children’s National Health System Ronald McDonald Family Room Evening/Weekend Coordinator Job Description   Position Description: This is a part-time position covering one weekend afternoon and two or three nights a week. The position requires regular attendance in order to effectively fulfill the requirements of the job. The Ronald McDonald […]

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Raffa PC Mainstay Caring Partner

Caring Partner Spotlight: Raffa, PC

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) Caring Partners play a vital part in keeping families together at some of the most difficult times in their lives.  This spotlight features Caring Partner: Raffa, PC. Read more to find out how this accounting firm is doing more for our families and your community. Read […]

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2018DoMore24

Do More 24 is Reclaiming Kindness – and So Are We!

Do you ever look around and wonder where has all the kindness in our community gone? You’re not alone. Starting May 17 at Noon, people throughout the DMV are going to #ReclaimKindness by giving back during Do More 24. Will you be one of them? Read More

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Zach with his clinical team before his heart surgery

National Nurses Week

Many of the services we provide to ease the hardship of children’s illness on families are only made possible because of nurses. This year, National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 to honor nurses and everything they do to improve health and wellbeing. The final day of Nurses Week is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, […]

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Ronald McDonald Family Room Grand Opening on Hematology/Oncology Unit of Inova Children’s Hospital

The Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) at Inova Children’s Hospital expanded service to two Family Rooms in February 2018 and we celebrated with a Grand Opening on April 30th. This new RMFR meets families and kids where they are by extending our reach to multiple floors. Read More

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Denyce Graves

Guest Chef Night with Denyce Graves

TUESDAY, MAY 8th, 6 PM at Ristorante i Ricchi Special Invitation Join us at Ristorante i Ricchi on Tuesday, May 8th for a fabulous night of Italian cuisine and arias to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. Allow music to feed your soul as you listen to Italian arias and Neapolitan love […]

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Ronald McDonald Family Room at Childrens National Medical Center

Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator Position Open

Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator Position Open RMHCDC is looking for an Evening/Weekend Coordinator for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s National Health System. The hours are Mon/Wed/Fri evenings from 4-8PM and Saturday afternoons from 12-5PM. For more information, please contact Karen Judson, RMHCDC Director of Programs, at kjudson@rmhcdc.org. No calls, please.

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Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House

Five Volunteer Opportunities at RMHCDC

Did you know April is National Volunteer Month and Volunteer Week takes place from April 15 through April 21? To celebrate, we are thanking all of our volunteers who take the time to give back. Without your support, we couldn’t do what we do. There are plenty of ways to get involved!

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House Maintenance Assistant

Job Posting: Part Time House Maintenance Assistant

We are posting for a part-time House Maintenance Assistant to work primarily out of the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC.  Interested parties, please submit your resume to HR@rmhcdc.org. Read More

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House Maintenance Assistant JOB TITLE: House Maintenance Assistant FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt; Part-time, up to 20 hours/week REPORTS TO: House Manager, DC House The Organization Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, D.C. (RMHCDC) has been serving families in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for 35 years. Our mission is to ease the hardship of children’s […]

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Jaslene-Spring-Newsletter

Jaslene Spells Hero: Y-O-U! You gave hope to this spelling bee champ and her family Six-year-old Jaslene can do a lot of things. She can make you laugh. She can spell more words than anyone in her class. And she can eat a LOT of donuts (her favorite food!).  But Jaslene can’t walk or lift her arms.  Her mom and dad hope […]

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Sunny Days Spring Newsletter

YOU Bring Sunny Days Dear Friend,   Spring should be a time of bright beginnings.    But sadly, families with critically ill children have many dark days ahead of them. They’re facing more rounds of treatment. More sleepless nights. More days filled with worry.   That’s why we’re so grateful for you. When you donate, you give families shelter, love, and support. […]

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Cotton & Company LLP: RMHCDC Mainstay Caring Partner

Caring Partner Spotlight: Cotton & Company LLP

 Our Caring Partners play a vital part in keeping families together at some of the most difficult times in their lives.  This spotlight features Caring Partner: Cotton & Company LLP.  Read more to find out how this small firm is benefiting our families and your community. Read More

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Little Kids Big Hearts Spring Newsletter

Little Kids, Big Hearts! Some Of Our Most Dedicated Fundraisers Are Also Our Youngest! Four cousins were looking for a fun family activity. That’s when Brooklyn, age 8, her sister London, 5, and their cousins Brock and Grant (7 and 5) decided to make a big difference for families fighting illness!  Read More

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Logan and Mom Spring Newsletter

You Take a Weight Off His Shoulders How you’re helping Logan and his mom feel better Life isn’t fair sometimes. Nine year-old Logan knows this all too well. He’s a smart, sociable kid who loves to play lacrosse. One day, his mom, Jodi, noticed that one of his hands was much bigger than the other. She took him to the doctor, […]

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Yoselin Spring Newsletter

“I Didn’t Want to Leave My Baby” You kept a mom and her sick newborn together Yoselin dreamed of the day when she’d get to bring her newborn son home from the hospital. But Yandriel was born several weeks early and couldn’t leave the NICU. Yoselin was discharged and had to go home without him. Read More

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Urgent Daily Needs: Individually wrapped snacksActivity books and games for ages 3-21Small toys and stress relievers

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From Their Hearts to YOURS

From Their Hearts to YOURS

Sometimes, saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem like enough. Here’s what a family said your support means to them:  “Our lives are more enriched, more grateful, and more compassionate because of the good people hoping to be a blessing to others at Ronald McDonald House.”  – The Browns

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Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Doctor and Patient

Three Ways We Team Up With Doctors

On National Doctors’ Day we take a moment to honor doctors and thank them for all they have done to help the families we serve. There are so many medical services we can provide thanks to support from doctors, so here are just a few ways we work together with doctors to directly improve the […]

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Raise Love for RMHC

Can you Raise Love #forRMHC?

You may feel like you’re juggling a million things all the time! We sure do! But this time you can juggle for fun while supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHDC). Read More

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Caps at Barnard

Washington Capitals Help Teach Children Fun Ways To Stay Active

Wednesday, January 3, Washington Capitals players Braden Holtby, Nicklas Backstrom, and Tom Wilson, together with Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning radio show, visited families at Barnard Elementary School for an evening of fun and learning about healthy eating and exercise.   The Capitals’ visit to Barnard Elementary included participating in a variety of fun […]

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Items We Are Unable to Accept: Used clothing, stuffed animals, or other used items that have a cloth fabric. Expired food. Any prepared food made outside of a commercial kitchen. We accept some furniture and appliances.  Please call before bringing it in.

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Mrs. Pence gave coloring books and crayons to children at Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. 

“I am always amazed by the courageous spirits of young patients and their families,” said Mrs. Pence. “The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC provides a positive place for children and their families during a difficult time in their lives. This Christmas, I am wishing all families faced with tough times better days ahead.”

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RMHC DC Red Shoe 5k

SAVE THE DATE! The 8th Annual Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk is on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Read More

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact Us info@rmhcdc.org

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Donation Box

Donation Box

Just how powerful is the change dropped into the Donation Box? A full Donation Box could let a family stay together at one of our Ronald McDonald Houses for one night while their child receives care at a nearby hospital.  Show your support when you see a Donation Box at a McDonald’s by dropping in your spare change.

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Share A Night Ornaments – Why $15

Share A Night Ornaments – Why $15

Why $15? Families of some of the sickest kids have to travel the farthest for treatment. These families can find a home-away-from-home in one of our Greater Washington, DC area Ronald McDonald Houses. It costs us $197 a night to provide housing, food, support and other amenities for one family.  Families are given the option to make […]

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KMMC/RMCM

KMMC/RMCM

In 2017, the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® provided 1,268 patient visits to underserved kids in D.C. Wards 4-8.

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Tara and Abel

From Your Heart to His

You Showed Abel What Love is All About “If you don’t have anything positive to tell me, get out of my room.”    That’s what Tara told her doctor as she lay in her hospital bed, 22 weeks pregnant with Abel.    “Doctors were telling me he wouldn’t survive.  I wouldn’t pay them any mind,” […]

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Karla and mom

Moms Need Love, Too

How you help families stay strong If 5-year-old Karla had a job, she might be a social director on a cruise ship.  At dinnertime at Ronald McDonald House, she buzzes from table to table, checking on friends, cooing at babies, and spreading cheer.  It doesn’t matter that she has a painful condition called Proximal Femoral […]

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More than words can say

More Than Words Can Say

Dear Friend,   Recently, a weary mother approached us.  The look on her face said it all.  But still, she spoke: “Ronald McDonald House means more to my family than I can express in words.”     We  understand.   The families you help show their gratitude every day.  They show it in hugs.  In happy tears.  In […]

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YOUR SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

YOUR SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

YOUR SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE An even easier way for you to help support RMHC is to drop your spare change in the RMHC Donation Boxes at participating McDonald’s restaurants. Little by little, it adds up and can mean a lot.

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Washington Capitals Announce So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction

ARLINGTON, Va. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction, featuring the opportunity for the winner to meet Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and announce the Capitals’ starting lineup in the Capitals locker room prior to the team’s preseason game against […]

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Shimfamilytogetherness

MORE HUGS, KISSES AND ‘I LOVE YOU’S’

RMHCDC gives families with sick children the best medicine – each other.

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Share A Night

Share A Night

Although nightly operating costs are approximately $147 per room, per night, as little as $15 can help underwrite a family’s overnight stay. No family is ever turned away due to their inability to contribute. You could give the gift of time and family to help a sick child by donating to Share A Night today. […]

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Wilhem quote

Wilhem quote

” I want to stay at Ronald McDonald House as long as you are here, my heart hurts when you are away. “   – Wilhem, stayed with us while his sister had chemotherapy

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RMCM Fitness Unit at Universoul

NEW Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, home to the FITNESS Program at UniverSoul Circus

The second and newest Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is home to the FITNESS (Fun In Teaching Nutrition and Exercise to Successful Students) Program. A new initiative of RMHCDC and MedStar Georgetown, this program partners with schools to deliver a curriculum focusing on healthy eating and the importance of physical activity to students in grades K-8.  The FITNESS Program is […]

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