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Daniel Youngest Liver Transplant

You Helped a Tiny Survivor

See what your gifts mean to Daniel’s family Daniel’s story is so extraordinary, it’s been told in the national media. But did you know that YOU play a part in it? “I thought the House was amazing.” Daniel was sick when he was born. Eventually, doctors told his mother, Melody, that he needed a liver transplant. They warned her: No one knew how long […]

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Opens Doors

National Health Education Week

Healthcare professionals celebrate National Health Education Week (NHEW) during the third week of October. The purpose is to increase awareness of major health issues and promote a better understanding of health education and its role. Here at RMHCDC, we provide health education to many families with our Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles® throughout the greater Washington, […]

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Day of Change 2018

Day of Change

Today, October 15th, in celebration of RMHC #DayOfChange, will you drop your spare change into a Donation Box at participating McDonald’s restaurants? Last year alone, your small change helped provide more than 350,000 overnight stays to families with sick children.  With your help, we can keep even more families together and near the care and resources they need when […]

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See Why Eshall is Smiling

Eshall is only 3 years old, but you’d never know it by the way she speaks. If you met her, she’d likely take you by the hand and begin chattering away: “I have pockets. Can you read a book? When are we going to make cookies?” Inquisitive and animated, Eshall isn’t slowed down by anything. Not even the large birthmark that requires […]

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2018 RMHCDC Share A Night Ornament

Share A Night Ornaments Available Now

The ornaments are in, get yours today! You can give the gift of togetherness.  When you purchase a Share A Night ornament for $15, you will sponsor one night of a family’s stay at our Houses.  You’ll also receive a beautiful ornament to place in your home or give as a gift.

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Maddie

You Have the Biggest Heart

Maddie was born with heart disease, lung disease, and epilepsy. She was so sick, she couldn’t leave the hospital for five months. Her mom, Dianne, didn’t want to leave Maddie’s side. Then Dianne found out about Ronald McDonald House, and how friends like you provide a loving place for moms like her. Dianne says she wept as she left […]

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LilyAnn's Family

20% Chance of Survival — 100% Loved

You made sure a tough little newborn had her family by her side Jacki enjoyed an easy pregnancy. Then, at just 28 weeks, she got a headache so severe, it nearly knocked her off her feet. Because of her job as an EMT, she had a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff at home. Jacki asked her husband Aaron to check […]

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Raffa PC Red Shoe 5k Team

Julie Jones, RMHCDC Board Chair, is 2018 Mid-Atlantic Women’s Leadership Award winner

Because the welfare of sick children and their families is dear to Julie’s heart, she pursued a leadership role with us that led to her election as Board Chair, extending her time to serve these deserving families. RMHCDC was lucky to find a champion and supporter in Julie Jones, a Partner at Raffa, the firm […]

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So Kids Can Check Presentation

Capitals and Elliot Segal Present $40,511 Check to RMHCDC

Washington Capitals players Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby, and Tom Wilson, with Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning Show, recently presented a check for $40,511.52 to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC. We are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with Washington Capitals players Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and Tom Wilson along with Elliot […]

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Surprise Breakfast at Ronald McDonald Family Room

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at RMHCDC

Every single day, 38 families in the United States have children who are diagnosed with cancer. Every September, we come together to honor National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC programs make a huge impact on the families in our community who are fighting cancer.  Please help us […]

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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.  In 2002, Trentyn was born with Gastrochisis.  He had […]

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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

Congratulations to our Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer, Barbara Newman, on her Arlington Cares award, recognizing her 100+ hours of volunteering! Barbara received the award at the Arlington Cares’ Celebration of Volunteerism event, joining seven other 2018 winners being acknowledged for their distinguished service as well as numerous community volunteers who have served 100 hours or more within […]

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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, DC (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. We do this […]

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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. Shifts are available seven days a week. A minimum commitment of two shifts a month is required. Volunteer […]

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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. Raffa, […]

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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? The Do More 24 movement, powered by United Way of […]

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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. A Place to Rest and Regroup at the Hospital […]

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Denyce Graves

Guest Chef Night with Denyce Graves

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 songs while sipping premier wines and savoring a family-style […]

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Ronald McDonald Family Room at Childrens National Medical Center

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.

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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 illness on families. […]

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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

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. As you can see […]

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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. Cotton & Company LLP is a first time Caring Partner, thanks in large […]

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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!  The kids held a lemonade and popsicle stand […]

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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. “I didn’t want to leave my […]

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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). Or you can jump rope, swim, play violin or throw the ball around…we’re asking you, our RMHCDC family and the best […]

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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. Details: Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Location: Dulles Station Blvd, Herndon, VA 20171 Registration Pricing: $25 Kid’s Fun Run (8 and under) $35 5k Registration Check back at www.redshoe5k.org for more updates and to register in 2018! […]

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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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