Many thanks to our friend, @thatgirlchef, for delighting our youngest guests with hot chocolate and story time on Wednesday! Whenever April comes to the House, our guests know they're in for a great time full of laughs and tasty treats! Story time was followed by building LEGOs and doing nails.
Gift Kindness! This year, @greatlakesmall in Mentor, Ohio is spreading holiday magic through the gift of kindness. Join them by giving the gift of kindness with their Gift Kindness contest installation located in the Dillard's Concourse. You could help the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland win a $1,000 donation! That's 50 nights for families to stay at RMH! To enter: 1. Post a photo of your act of kindness to your public INSTAGRAM account 2. Follow and tag @greatlakesmall 3. Tag us at @clevelandrmh and use the hashtag #GiftKindnessContest Enter through December 27th.
Thank you @playhousesquare, @gilbanebuilding, and JLJI for donating Wish List items to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland yesterday! Do you or your organization want to host a Wish List drive to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House this holiday season? Complete the Wish List form here and we'll be in touch: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/wish-list
Brrr it's getting cold outside! That's why we love it when Quilts 4 U donates their handmade quilts so families at the Ronald McDonald House can stay worm through the winter. This year, the group provided a delicious lunch for our guests!
This is what 42,000 acts of kindness looks like! Thank you to the studious super students at Erieview Elementary of Avon Lake Schools for donating 42l bs of pull tabs to RMH. We work with a local recycler who turns the aluminum into funds that help our families! #PullTogether
Our @clevelandclinic Family Room was surprised by Maryssa's Mission Foundation and Santa and dinner last night! We can't thank Maryssa's Mission enough for bringing so much joy to the families we serve.
🎶🎻🎄 Our friends from @cimedu played a beautiful medley of Christmas classics for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House last night. Their tunes filled our halls with holiday cheer! Thank you Cleveland Institute of Music!
Thanks Mason and Garrettsville F.O.E. 2705 for donating 10lbs of pull tabs to the Ronald McDonald House! That's more than 10,000 acts of kindness! To make a difference through our pull tab program, visit: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/pull-tabs
Want to help families staying at RMH this holiday season? Can't find time to come in to volunteer? You can still help! With our handy dandy Wish Lists, you, your family, friends and colleagues can still make a difference. Learn more: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/wish-list
Gift the gift of togetherness. By sponsoring a guest room at the Ronald McDonald House in 2020, you're guaranteeing that families can stay together and close to their children as they receive medical care, all at no additional cost to them. With your help, parents and siblings can get rest and comfort and be the best version of themselves for when their child, brother or sister needs them most. This photo is of when our friends from @constant_aviation came to RMH for the ribbon cutting of their sponsorship of room 244.
Learn more about our room sponsorship program: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/sponsor-a-room
James loves to get snuggle time in with his son, Abraham, during their stays at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. In the words of James' wife, Emily, "This place has been a lifesaver." With a donation of just $20 to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland this holiday season, you can help families like the Abraham's stay close to together while their child receives urgent medical care. To help Abraham and his family, visit the link in our bio.
Thanks Northeast Ohio for #KeepingFamiliesClose! Many thanks to our friends at @thrivent for helping bring awareness and support to the Ronald McDonald House on #GivingTuesday! With their help and the help of @wkyc3 more than $33,000 was raised to help families staying at @RMHC ❤️💛💙🏡
Today, through our #GivingTuesday partnership with @thrivent - Ohio Valley Region, Melt Bar and Grilled will donate* 20% of the food and drink sales to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland! Simply show your server the photo of this flyer to donate. Thank you Melt Bar and Grilled for your support of #KeepingFamiliesClose! *Flyer below must be presented during visit to qualify for donate.
Thank you to our guest, Madie, and friends for donating pull tabs to the House! Madie and her family brought the tabs with them when they arrived at RMH yesterday. Please join us in wishing Madie the best of luck as she begins inpatient treatment today!
🎄🎅🏼🎁 Help Santa out this Christmas by tackling one of his wish lists! Our Wish List is filled with items that we need. To begin collecting wish list items for RMH this holiday season, complete the form here and we'll get back to you with a list: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/wish-list
Happy Sunday from the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland! Do you have a personal story that took place at a Ronald McDonald House during the holidays? We'd love to hear it! Please share in the comments.
Calling all volunteer groups, we need your help this January! We're booked in December, but January can be a very difficult time to find volunteer group support. Please consider gathering family, friends, and colleagues to cook at meal at RMH. Learn more: https://www.rmhcleveland.org/groups
"Being at the Ronald McDonald House during the holidays was a very special experience. The House is filled with a festive spirit everyday during the holiday season. We were able to see musical performances, decorate cookies, make gingerbread houses, watch holiday movies, see Santa Claus several times, eat a delicious dinner provided by Chef April, and of course there were presents." - Kelly Mata, mother of John
You can help families like the Matas stay close together this holiday season. As a non-profit, we provide families who have children who are undergoing medical treatment with a free place to stay that is close to the hospital, along with free amenities such as laundry, city parking, and meals. Thus taking the burden off the parents so that they can be there for their children. Your generosity this season makes moments like the one Kelly describes possible. 96.5% of our funding is from the community, your support makes a direct difference in the lives of our families. To donate today, visit: https://give.rmhcleveland.org/checkout/13156
Read more about Kelly and John's story when you click the link in our bio.
Earlier today, Chloe Weaver visited the Ronald McDonald House to deliver a generous contribution of $1,500 in donations. Chloe, a senior at Willard High School, is currently working on a project that involves researching how childhood cancer impacts families. She is hosting a fundraiser today during the halftime of the Willard vs. Perkins High School boys basketball game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, during which all proceeds benefit RMH. Thank you Chloe for making a difference in the lives of the families we serve! Keep up the great work!
Thanks @ixcentercle Christmas Connection for helping bring lots of cheer this year to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland! During the event, the community donated $2,112. That equals 106 nights covered so that families can stay close to their children this holiday season! Thank you also to @fox8newscleveland for bringing awareness to our mission of #KeepingFamiliesClose during the event!
Cheers to our friends from @glbc_cleveland for cooking a delicious meal of reubens, pretzel sticks, corned beef sandwiches, and tater tots for our families! It was some seriously great comfort food for a chilly Cleveland day! #BrewingGood
Our friends from @roofingalliance donate/coordinate national annual donations to @rmhc. They recently arranged for West Roofing Systems, Inc. (photographed) a local company, to perform the work/donation for us. We have a large and challenging roof. Over two days West Roofing replaced some damaged flashing, cleaned all of the gutters and down spouts and gave us the thorough "well check". We passed! One of the roofers - Jeremy Hensley actually stayed at the House back in 2014 when his daughter, Harper Rayne Hensley was born and was a patient at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital... He was happy to report that Harper was now doing great and that he had now had an opportunity to give back to a place that gave so much to his family when they most needed it. Thank you Roofing Alliance, West Roofing Systems, their staff and Jeremy for your service and helping maintain a welcoming and safe environment for the families we serve!
Throwback Thursday to when the Teri Chmielewski Team threw a totally cool pumpkin decorating arts and crafts activity at RMH and provided lunch for families! Thanks for helping make the House feel like home.