Caring Partner Spotlight: Independent Order of Odd Fellows

Steve McMahon of IOOF cooks for the families

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHDC) Caring Partners play a vital role in easing the hardship of children’s illness on families and children.  This spotlight features the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge #1. Read more to find out how this fraternity is making a difference in the lives of our families and in our community.

Since first beginning their support in 2015, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Washington Lodge #1 has donated almost $50,000 to help the families cared for by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC).

From cooking monthly meals at the Houses to purchasing major appliances and necessities for kitchen renovation and deck restoration, these Odd Fellows have been Extraordinary Friends to RMHCDC.

Ronald McDonald House of DC Kitchen

The Odd Fellows are a benevolent fraternal society devoted to charitable works. There is a long, philanthropic history behind what some may call a strange name.

Made up of “common laboring men” whose driving purpose is to help one another and relieve the distress of others, the Odd Fellows have been making a difference in the Washington, DC community for almost two centuries.

The IOOF’s steadfast support for the families cared for by RMHCDC comes from their mission to improve and elevate the character of mankind by promoting the principles of friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice.  As well as their mission to help make the world a better place to live by aiding each other, the community the less fortunate, the youth, the elderly, the environment and the community in every way possible.

We are so grateful to IOOF Washington Lodge #1 for their continued support and for making a significant and positive impact on the lives of families with sick children. 

Find out more about our Caring Partner program.