Keeping Families

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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Brad and Family in front of Christmas tree

All On Board for Togetherness


Sometimes relationships begin in the most unassuming of ways. For Brad, it was a simple recommendation from a new corporate executive at his company to engage with local Ronald McDonald Houses. There was no expectation or directive, just a simple face-to-face with a charity aligned with their vision of improving wellness within the community. Three […]

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Michelle Alison Mary and Ellen pose after volunteering

The Sisters, et al.


Everyone should have a friend like Michelle in their lives. Cheerful, gracious, loyal. Michelle is the friend who stays up to talk to you until 2AM on a rough day and the one who arrives at your doorstep with a big pot of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick. At the Ronald McDonald House Charities […]

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Jullisa and Nancy at the house take a photo in the family room



Expectations. Life has a way of keeping us interested, often delivering the experiences we least expect. For Jullisa, a college senior getting ready to finish her degree in Public Health, the path through these last few years have brought more twists and turns than she could have imagined. When her mother, Nancy, became pregnant, she […]

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Bill and Pat stand together to take a photo

The “Family” Room Volunteers


Years ago, one of Bill and Pat’s children needed serious medical care and they needed a place to go to rest and recover. At the time, the first Ronald McDonald Houses weren’t yet available as a “home away from home” for them. As they learned more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities over the years, […]

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