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Emily & Ronald

Volunteer Spotlight: Emily

10.30.17

What motivates a young PhD candidate with four part-time jobs to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House? Find out from Emily Patch, who is a research coordinator, teaches Statistics at Pima Community College, an online class for NAU and an in-person Psychology class at the UA. Oh – and she’s also completing a PhD in […]

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Sarah at the House Party

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah

8.22.17

Sarah Cada started volunteer 10 years ago on 10/18/2007 when she was 17 and in high school. She has since graduated college and is now an elementary school teacher in Marana. I started volunteering at RMHC when I was 17 to fulfill a requirement for my government class. It didn’t take long before I fell […]

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Anthony and Family

True Love from One Dad

6.16.17

We received this great story from one of our dedicated supporters. Why does Anthony Tubbiolo, a loving father, husband, and owner of True Love Honey, care so much about the mission of RMHC? Here’s what he had to say. True Love Honey started a little over 7 years ago with just $212.00. I was working […]

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Ethel at her 80th birthday

Tireless Volunteerism…with a Smile!

6.16.17

Ethel Haber volunteers five days a week but she says since she’s turned 80, she doesn’t work a full day! On Fridays, you’ll find her at the Ronald McDonald House, staffing the front desk, checking on rooms, cleaning and organizing the kitchen. (She doesn’t like to sit still.) She’s been volunteering for us since 2008. […]

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Give a Little Love donation heart

Give a Little Love – $1 at a time

5.12.17

Over the next two weeks our mission partners, the local Southern Arizona McDonald’s restaurants, are giving their customers the opportunity to change the lives of critically ill children and their families – one small act at a time. Here’s how: (stay with us) You might stop by the McDonald’s drive-thru on your way to work […]

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Melissa and Alma FCCLA donation

RMHC Service Project Sends HS Students to Nationals

4.21.17

It’s amazing what a common goal can do to unite people. Marissa and Alma are two Mountain View (Marana) High School students who never quite saw eye to eye. Marissa is outgoing, Alma isn’t very comfortable speaking in front of a group. At the beginning of their senior year, they would dread working together on […]

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Planned Giving - Legacy of Love Tree

A Gift to Remember

4.21.17

Earlier this year we learned that Berta Dentato had left her estate to the Ronald McDonald House.  We never had the chance to thank her but we are grateful that she wanted her life savings to improve lives for children and families. Berta was born in Austria, met her American GI husband there, traveled the […]

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Agents for Change Partnership

REALTORS® for Ronald McDonald House

4.21.17

Realtors from Realty Executives Tucson Elite are using their considerable expertise with homes to help our “home-away-from-home” at the Ronald McDonald House.  We are so happy to announce our new partnership – Agents for Change. These agents who partner with us are making donations to the House with every transaction; changing lives for children and […]

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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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