Author: Rachel Taninecz

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) Earned GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

RMHCDC just earned a 2019 Platinum Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. By sharing these important metrics, we’re helping the sector move beyond simplistic financial ratios to assess nonprofit progress. “In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Julie Lowe, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, “we are […]

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Mattithia

“The Best Kind of Love”

Ahiza’s heart was broken. His baby girl, Mattithia, had congenital heart disease. She needed surgery — at a far-away hospital — to live. Ahiza and his wife Nadine sold everything they owned to make the life-saving trip. At such a stressful time, the only thing they didn’t need to worry about was where to stay […]

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Dan

Dan’s Powerful Moment

Like you, Dan knows the joy of helping others. But his story took some devastating twists and turns. Over a period of six months, his whole world was turned upside down. He suffered an unthinkable amount of loss and grief. “For all I know, this place saved my life.” Overwhelmed and not sure how to […]

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Logan

Thank You for Being Logan’s Friend

Meet Logan. He’s Mr. Personality! He loves smiling, soccer, swimming, and everyone he meets. If he met you — a friend who’s helped him through some of his toughest battles — he’d give  you a big hug. Logan was born with congenital cytomegalovirus, a virus that attacked his brain in the womb. Now he lives […]

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Hurting, Heartbroken, and Far From Home

How you helped a mother fight for her baby’s life Natalie would give anything to help her baby live. Even her own liver. That’s just what she did. When her daughter Natalyah got sick, Natalie donated part of her liver in hopes that a transplant surgery would save her little girl’s life. It was painful […]

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New Yearlong Partnership with Giant Food

New Yearlong Campaign Aimed at Providing Healthy Meals for Families Coping with Critically Ill Children Read the Press Release to find out more or sign up to volunteer!

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Giant Food and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC Partner to ‘Feed the House’

Fairfax, VA – This National Nutrition Month, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) and Giant Food have partnered to launch Feed the House, a campaign that will support volunteers and help provide nutritious meals to families taking care of critically ill children in nearby hospitals. Feed the House will support Ronald McDonald […]

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World Cancer Day

This year, over 11,000 new cases of cancer are estimated to be diagnosed among children in the United States. You can help us spread the word about different ways to support families who are fighting childhood cancer in honor of World Cancer Day. Pediatric oncologists specialize in treating childhood cancer. Here at Ronald McDonald House […]

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Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving

For more information or to request a speaker for your workplace giving event, contact Stephanie Collins at Stephanie@rmhcdc.org or (202) 529-8204.

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RMFR CNMC Volunteer Application

RMFR CNMC Volunteer Application

Apply to Volunteer in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Children’s National Medical Center

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RMH Nova Volunteer Application

RMH Nova Volunteer Application

Apply to Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia

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RMFR Inova Application

RMFR Inova Application

Apply to Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Inova Children’s Hospital

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RMH DC Volunteer Application

RMH DC Volunteer Application

Apply to Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC

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Gearing Up for #Giving Tuesday

Your #GivingTuesday donations will help families with sick children stay close to each other and the care and resources they need, when they need it most. Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to […]

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Loyal Hearts Society

Loyal Hearts Society

Loyal Heart Society Levels: Hearts of Hope: $1,000 Hearts of Care: $1,001-$2,999 Hearts of Love: $3,000-$4,999 Hearts of Gold: $5,000+

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Wish List Urgent Needs

Wish List Urgent Needs

Urgent Daily Needs: Paper TowelsLaundry DetergentDisinfecting WipesCopy Paper

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McDonald’s and Customers Help Keep Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC Children, Families Together When They Need It Most

With the Season of Giving upon us, and as families everywhere make plans to spend quality time together over the holidays, McDonald’s customers in the Greater Washington, DC area can help families who must travel great distances to seek treatment for their seriously ill children, by allowing them to stay close to one another as […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC Elects 10 New Board Members

WASHINGTON, DC – November 2017 – Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC is pleased to announce 10 new Board Directors: Louie Atangan, TD Bank; Samira Cook Gaines, Global Empowerment Solutions; Giuseppe Giaimo, McDonald’s Corporation; Kris Grumiaux, McDonald’s Corporation; Barbara Johnson; Martha Parra, Children’s National HealthCare System; Meera Pillai; David Schneider, Holland and Knight; Anna […]

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Karen Torres Brava Award

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC’s Executive Director, Karen Torres, honored by SmartCEO with Brava Award

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Karen Torres, for being honored by SmartCEO Magazine as a 2017 Top Female Business Leader in the Washington DC area! The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives. Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a […]

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LEED GOLD

LEED GOLD

The Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C. is Leed® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified at the Gold level.  The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.  Building “green” is good for our families and the community for generations to […]

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

A Reason to Be Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time when families gather and give thanks.  But two days before Thanksgiving, Shannon’s family suffered heartbreaking news: her son, Joshua, had cancer. Joshua started treatment right away, and Shannon stayed close to the hospital at Ronald McDonald House.  During this time of turmoil, Shannon found peace in the House kitchen. She says: “At […]

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Three Brothers, One Priceless Gift

You helped a family rally around their newborn   When Easton was born at 27 weeks, no one knew if he would survive.  He weighed just 1 pound, 7 ounces, and couldn’t breathe on his own.   His mom, Kayla, doesn’t mince words when she describes what his first few months were like for her […]

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Season of Giving

Give the Gift of Togetherness for Families with Critically-Ill Children this Holiday Season

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC), your local chapter of the global non-profit that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, is asking people everywhere to help keep families with critically-ill children close to each other and the medical care their child needs to heal […]

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Medela Recycles Program Benefits RMHC with New Breast Pumps

August is National Breastfeeding Month. This month, Medela has given us two things to celebrate! Medela introduced the program Medela Recycles to ease the stress on nursing mothers staying at Ronald McDonald House. The program is “focused on helping moms who have finished their breastfeeding journey help another mom start hers.” Every pump received through the Medela […]

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When Baby Gabby Had Surgery, Her Family Found Comfort At RMHC DC

A year ago, shortly after her first birthday, Gabbriella underwent heart surgery. Monica and Steve found out about Gabby’s heart issues while she was in the womb. Their Cardiologist said that if she was strong enough, they could perform surgery when she was a year old. The night before Gabby’s surgery, Monica and Steve came […]

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What 35 Years of Helping Families in Need Means to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) has been blessed to be a part of the Greater Washington, DC community for 35 years. In this city, we may see a lot of political change and power players, but we’re still a city rooted in American values like family, opportunity, and lending a hand […]

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RMHC DC re-featured by The Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities

WASHINGTON, DC – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHC DC) is honored to announce its continued recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities by the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington. Being re-featured online by the Catalogue reflects RMHC DC’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to ease the hardship of […]

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New Study: Hospital Administrators Say Ronald McDonald Houses Provides Significant Benefits

According to the study, published in the Journal of Health Organization and Management, a survey of 530 administrators from 16 countries finds that the majority of hospital administrators believe Ronald McDonald House makes significant contributions to family-centered care and support. Click here to read the full summary of the study.  It’s thanks to supporters like you that Ronald […]

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How To Make the Most of Participating in a Walk or Run for Charity

So you signed up for a charity walk, now what? You found out about a charity run, walk, marathon, [insert your activity of choice] and you want to get involved. You care about the mission and you’re excited for an active day outside, but where do you start? If you want to make the most […]

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McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Benefits RMHC DC

The 9th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour returns in May and local performances will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. Gospel Greats and the DC Community to Support RMHCDC Gospel music great Yolanda Adams will join the tour hosted by national radio personality, Lonnie Hunter. Also joining are singer/songwriter, Donald Lawrence, […]

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D.C. United & DeLaGarza Family to support RMHC DC

Washington, DC’s sports teams are beloved by their city. That’s why it means so much when they choose to share the spotlight with important causes that have a special place in the heart of their players, coaches, and fans.  This Saturday, March 28th, DC United and A.J. DeLaGarza are supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of […]

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Give a Little at Work to Make a Big Difference

American federal workers can give money from each pay period to support the causes they care about through the Combined Federal Campaign. Watch the video below to see our very own Claudia Lewis (starts at minute 1:56) talk about how you can help or read the article here: http://www.voanews.com/content/article/2556050.html. US Federal employees can give as little as $1 a […]

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5 Great Things McDonald’s Does

Jenn Wohletz at the Denver Westword wrote “Five Things McDonald’s Does Right…”  Ms. Wohletz’s list is a good one that deserves a little attention. So take a look at the great things McDonald’s is up to – in ascending order of greatness: 5) A Swedish McDonald’s gives burgers for recycling. A McDonald’s in Stockholm, Sweden is doing a […]

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Ronald McDonald House’s Roots In McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

In honoring the legacy of Shamrock Shake’s integral role in the building of the first Ronald McDonald House, McDonald’s in the DMV will donate $.25 from every McCafé Shamrock Chocolate beverage sold from March 11-17 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. What does the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake have in common with Ronald […]

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How To: Use Office Team Building to Help Charity

How To: Use Office Team Building to Help Charity

Raise Office Morale and Money for Charity Looking for a fun way to do some office team building?  Would your office like to give back to the community?  There are several easy ways to achieve both at the same time! Here are some examples of how you can boost the feel-good in your office and bring comfort and support […]

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Holding Families Together: Meet Erin and Summer

Newly widowed and single mom, Erin, stayed at Ronald McDonald House, where she received the care and support she needed during this trying time. This post by Holly Homer, author of the Kids Activites Blog, is one in a series that will highlight “kid charities” this year. Holly shares the story of Erin and her daughter […]

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A Visit to the RM Family Room and McNats Day

Last week, RMHC DC had some serious Nattitude!  First, Kevin Frandsen visited the DC Ronald McDonald Family Room to see some very excited kids on the Hematology/Oncology floor at Children’s National Medical Center.  Then, he and the rest of the Washington Nationals beat the Cubs 13-0 during the McDNats Day on July 5th! McDNats Day was a way […]

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2014 Redskins Rookies Visit Ronald McDonald Family Room in DC

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room on the Hematology/Oncology Floor of Children’s National Medical Center got a visit from some very special friends on June 16th… eight Washington Redskins rookies! The line up: Trent Murphy, Spencer Long, Bashaud Breeland, Ryan Grant, Lache Seastrunk, Ted Bolser, Zach Hocker, and Morgan Moses. Thank you to everyone for bringing smiles to the kids! See […]

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RMHCDC Proud to be part of Billie’s Story

“Let the life that I live speak for me.” That’s the mission of the non-profit group Billie’s Story.  Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC was lucky enough to be part of that story.  Holly Morris, FOX 5 Reporter, highlighted this volunteer group’s efforts to benefit RMHC DC in the FOX 5 Pay It Forward feature. […]

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Elementary vs. Middle School Pop Tab Competition

Check out this TABtastic article and pictures by Karen Parkinson, Coordinator of Information for Fauqier County Public Schools: Click here for more pictures and to read the full article. “COLEMAN AND MARSHALL VIE FOR MOST POP TABS COLLECTED… It’s a wash for Marshall’s losing principal and assistant principal.  Although the competition was as good-natured as it could […]

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KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Celebrates 20 Years

KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Celebrates 20 Years

KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Celebrates 20 Years via The Hoya: “The mobile clinic, a 40-foot long trailer, launched in 1992 and serves medically underserved children in the District’s Wards 5, 6, [7 and 8] four times a week. Although this year is technically the program’s 21st year, MedStar Georgetown spokesperson Marianne Worley said  the […]

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Slone Partners Visit DC and Cook for RMHC Families!

Thank you to Slone Partners for choosing to help our families for their annual company charity event. Read a little about what they did here: From the Latest News segment on the Slone Partners website: “…Slone Partners made its annual visit to Washington D.C…. and also had its… annual charity event, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities. More than twenty […]

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LA-Z-BOY HONORED WITH RMHC OUTSTANDING STEWARDSHIP AWARD

LA-Z-BOY HONORED WITH RMHC OUTSTANDING STEWARDSHIP AWARD Charity’s Official Furniture Provider Saluted for Support of Families in the Washington D.C. Metro Area and Across the Globe Falls Church, Virginia (October 10, 2013) – La-Z-Boy was honored at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) International Conference as the 2013 recipient of the RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award. Through this […]

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SHIRLEY EMPLOYEES MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Fairfax, VA – September 11, 2013 – For the second year in a row, Shirley employees donated their time to volunteer at the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax, Virginia on September 5th and 6th, 2013. Since 1998, the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House has served as a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children […]

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McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Fest raised over $14,308 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington DC

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel event May 9th raised over $14,308 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington DC About 3,000 people attended the first leg of McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour May 9th, at Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. Their Love Offerings resulted in $14,308 being donated which will go a long way […]

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IREX Gives Back to Ronald McDonald House Charities

On December 18, 2012, IREX proudly presented a donation of $16,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC). The proceeds from the annual staff silent auction with matching funds from IREX will help improve the health and well being of children and families in the local area. RMHCDC core programs include the Ronald McDonald […]

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