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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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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

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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Can you #JuggleForRaiseLove?

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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Ronald McDonald Houses play an important role in family-centered care.

Ronald McDonald Houses play an important role in family-centered care.

Read a summary of a new study showing how Ronald McDonald Houses play an important role in family-centered care.

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Stay With Us

Stay Here

Families with a child being treated at a local hospital may be eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald Houses. A social worker from the admitting hospital must make the initial referral.

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Volunteer

With a small full-time staff, we are dependent on a large corps of volunteers who are compassionate, dedicated, and sensitive to the needs of our families.

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Donate!

When you donate to RMHCDC, you are helping families stay together, and close to the care they need, when they have a sick child. Please donate online today to give the gift of togetherness.

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Raise Love

Raise Love #forRMHC

Through the support of other families, staff and volunteers, we can make a difference for RMHCDC families. And, now you can help, too, by creating your own fundraiser by juggling, swimming or creating something totally new. You can do whatever you LOVE to do and raise funds #forRMHC.

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2017 5k

Register for Red Shoe 5k

Want to help keep families near each other and the care they need? Register for the 8th Annual Red Shoe 5k in Herndon, VA on May 20, 2018!  Competitive and non-competitive runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs on leashes are welcome.  Supporting families and children in need has never been so fun!

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THE GIFT OF TOGETHERNESS

RMHCDC allows families with sick children to stay together and near the medical care they need.

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PatienceAyiBestMedecine

HELPING FAMILIES COPE BETTER

RMHCDC keeps families with sick kids near the care and resources they need to thrive.

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Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity Seal

RMHCDC Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

RONALD McDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF GREATER WASHINGTON, DC’s strong financial health and commitment to accountabilityand transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the first time that Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only […]

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Dr. Audrey Evans

Dr. Audrey Evans, co-founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities, featured on Modern Hero

RMHC’s Hero Dr. Audrey Evans is “a world-renowned oncologist whose career has spanned more than 60 years and her work has impacted the lives of millions across the world.” Read More

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Caring Partner Sheehy Infiniti of Tyson's Corner

Sheehy Infiniti Of Tysons Donates $5K To Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC

Our newest Caring Partner, Sheehy Infiniti of Tyson’s Corner, donated $5,000 to RMHCDC as part of the Sheehy Auto Stores’ 2016 year end giving program. A total of $151,000 was given to charities in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Richmond, Virginia. RMHCDC is incredibly grateful to be included in Sheehy’s generous 2016 giving campaign and look forward to our Caring […]

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WalletHub Loyal Hearts Society

WalletHub supports RMHC DC to help children stay close to their families this holiday season.

Our thanks go out to WalletHub for donating to our Loyal Hearts Society. WalletHub, a DC-based company, has launched a free tool that empowers people to reach top financial fitness. WalletHub users get completely free access to their credit score, credit report and 24/7 credit monitoring. The folks at WalletHub are not only committed to helping […]

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Brantley_and_big_brother

You Opened Your Heart to Help Save His

Brave Brantley’s battle started before he was even born.  His parents, Ben and Renae, received life-changing news while Renae was 35 weeks pregnant: Brantley has a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left chamber of his heart is severely underdeveloped, and isn’t strong enough to pump blood through his body. “This place will impact your life forever” Brantly, far left, needed all the love […]

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Seans_Family

You Made Sure They Had a “Home for the Holidays”

You Made Sure They Had a “Home for the Holidays” Six trips. Sixty-one nights away from home. Time and again, Sean’s family travels out of town so he can undergo orthopedic treatment. You made sure Sean, center, had a happy holiday – because he had his family by his side! Sean has Angelman syndrome, a severe neurological […]

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Opens Doors

Providing Access to Health Care Where Children Need It Most

Providing Access to Health Care Where Children Need It Most Shape the Future with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) By Claudia J. Lewis, Director of Community Relations, RMHC DC on September 8, 2016 Originally posted on America’s Charities Blog Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington DC (RMHCDC) makes an impact on one […]

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Evelyn_and_Samantha

You Gave a Gift That Will Last a Lifetime … Friendship!

Evelyn and Samantha are best buddies who have been mistaken for twins. They’re not related, but they share quite a connection, and you’re part of their happy story!  Evelyn, 7, and Samantha, 5, have Osteogenesis imperfecta — more commonly known as brittle bone disease. The condition causes extremely fragile bones, and is responsible for their small sizes. Samantha weighs only 19 pounds!  Their families began communicating with each other […]

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RMFR Inova

New Ronald McDonald Family Room Supports Families at Inova Children’s Hospital

RMHC DC FAMILY-CENTERED PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN ACCESS TO CARE FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN Opening of New Ronald McDonald Family Room in Inova Children’s Hospital Allows Families to be Present and Involved in Their Child’s Treatment and Recovery March 1, 2016 – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHC DC) – […]

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Bailey 2

You Sponsored 200 Nights for Families In Need With Share A Night Ornaments

This holiday season we asked you to help sponsor a one night stay for families of critically ill children by purchasing a Share A Night ornament. Thanks to your overwhelming care and support, 200 one night stays will be sponsored for our families!   One little ornament provides togetherness, comfort, and joy for some of the littlest and sickest […]

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Christmas

WalletHub supports RMHC DC to help children and families this holiday season.

Our thanks go out to WalletHub for donating to our Loyal Hearts Society. WalletHub, a DC-based company, recently launched a free tool that empowers people to reach top financial fitness. WalletHub users get completely free access to their credit score, credit report and 24/7 credit monitoring. The folks at WalletHub are not only committed to helping […]

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