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Little Things - Mike & Mikey

It’s the Little Things

3.13.17

We know from design blogs that it’s the little things that turn a house into a home.  But at the Ronald McDonald House, it’s not lamps and throw pillows – it’s kindness. A couple was eating a late lunch in our kitchen and one of our volunteers, Judy Cathey, politely approached them and offered to […]

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TVSC at 2016 Walk for Kids

Kids Helping Kids

2.13.17

What does it take to get over 500 soccer players and their parents to an event early on a Sunday morning when the temperature started out at 45 degrees? Apparently it takes Frances Contreras, Administrator for the Tanque Verde Soccer Club and RMHC volunteer extraordinaire, who recruited all those players to the Ronald McDonald House […]

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Cindy & Jim Evers at House Party 2016

January Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Evers

1.17.17

Cindy Evers, who retired from Tucson Medical Center as a Labor & Delivery nurse in 2014, was looking for a new project. Friends invited her to the House to cook as part of our Chef for a Day program. She liked it here and wanted to learn more. “I thought that volunteering for Ronald McDonald […]

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Krystal and Frankie Encinas

Wishes Granted

1.17.17

Every year we post a wish list for the House – toys for our kids, gifts for their parents, supplies we need to keep the House running. This year we were overwhelmed (and overjoyed) with our community’s response. We received a bounty of toys and stuffed animals, books and games, bikes and trikes, TVs and […]

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sotelos

Taking the Extra Stress Away

10.3.16

When Santana Sotelo had her first baby five years ago, she didn’t know exactly what to expect.  With a perfectly normal pregnancy, she wasn’t expecting the baby to come early. But she did.  And she wasn’t expecting her baby, Alizee, to look blue. But she did. The doctor wasn’t worried.  He said that sometimes a […]

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RHMC Outdoors

Ronald McDonald House is comforting place during difficult times

9.6.16

On Sept. 23, volunteers and staff with the Ronald McDonald House are hoping for a full house. “With the Ronald McDonald House Party — Red Shoes, Vines & Brews, we are very excited to welcome people into our house and show them exactly what it is that we do and how we try to be […]

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RMHC family

Youth in Action

8.2.16

Luke, age 10, fifth grader at Harelson Elementary School, used his Lego talents to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. As part of the E-Club, students create items to sell and are encouraged to donate a portion to a nonprofit. Luke donated half of his proceeds with a check for $100 to the Ronald […]

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Intake 90s

FAQ Friday – 5-27-16

5.27.16

We’ll start today’s #FAQFriday with a bit of a mystery. Yesterday we dug up this gem from our archives – a guest handbook previously used at the House, but when was it used? FAQ #1 – So you have rooms for families with sick kids? A: The first House was built in 1981, and yes, […]

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Armin and Cheri

A Clean Bill of Health

4.29.16

We are so proud of Armin. After staying at the Tucson Ronald McDonald House for three months last year, he recently came back for a check up and found he had a clean bill of health. In an effort to stay healthy, Armin has recently lost over 80 pounds. Way to go, Armin! “Just wanted to […]

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Family Room Anniversary

Family Room 14th Anniversary

4.28.16

Yesterday, the Ronald McDonald Family Room celebrated 14 years of serving families being treated at Banner Children’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center. We’re honored to partner with the hospital and incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers. Here’s a sample of the coverage from Banner Health and KGUN 9 On Your Side. Click […]

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