Keeping Families

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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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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mother and young child sit on the ronald mcdonald bench holding hands and older daughters stand behind bench all smiling towards camera

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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Armin and Cheri at the house smile for the camera

A Clean Bill of Health


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 with Ronald McDonald posing for the camera with a family

Family Room 14th Anniversary


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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girl smiling and sitting with ronald on the bench

Volunteering Not Just Time, but Talent


When we last spoke with Lori, we tried to thank her for the incredible gift she gives to Ronald McDonald House Charities families. We tried to tell her how meaningful her particular skill is. We tried to again and again, but were constantly met with the response that comes from so many RMHC Volunteers: “I’m […]

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