Keeping Families

Planned Giving - Legacy of Love Tree

A Gift to Remember


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


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


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


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


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


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 Family

Taking the Extra Stress Away


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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RMHC family on outside playground

Ronald McDonald House is comforting place during difficult times


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


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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Ronald McDonald House Intake 90s

FAQ Friday – 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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