Keeping Families

Ethel at her 80th birthday smiling towards camera

Tireless Volunteerism…with a Smile!


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 – $1 at a time


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 pose with wagon full of summer supplies from the FCCLA donation

RMHC Service Project Sends HS Students to Nationals


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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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 postcard of two boys and girl laying on ground with stuffed dog

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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Dad Mike with arm over son Mikey and kissing his forehead

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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Young girls Krystal and Frankie Encinas show off their new doll and dreamworks trolls themed paint set  from the toy closet

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 youngest daughter smiles towards camera

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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