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!
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
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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
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, […]
“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
Urgent Daily Needs: Individually wrapped snacksActivity books and games for ages 3-21Small toys and stress relievers
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
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 […]
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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“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.”
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.
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Read a summary of a new study showing how Ronald McDonald Houses play an important role in family-centered care.
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.
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!
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) – […]
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 […]
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 […]