The Robinsons: Up for the Challenge6.18.20
The Robinsons love spending time with each other. They love solving problems together, too, and are good at it. Be it jigsaw puzzles, escape rooms or wedding planning: Rick, Kathryn, Amanda, and Amanda’s fiancé Josh enjoy every chance to tackle a problem together.
So, when presented with the opportunity to help solve problems for families with sick children, they were ready for the challenge.
Each of them has been involved at the Ronald McDonald House throughout the last decade. Kathryn has volunteered at the House and Josh in the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Rick has worked for 31 years as an accountant, primarily serving McDonald’s franchisees, and he was excited to join the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2013. After joining his accounting firm in 2017, his daughter Amanda joined our Board of Directors, too. Not only have they both dedicated their time and financial know-how to RMHC, but they have been instrumental in urging others to become involved with our charity, too.
In 2019, Rick became the captain of Team RMHC, a new cycling program that brought more than two dozen people together to ride in El Tour de Tucson. The team – made up of avid and amateur cyclists, a grandfather and his granddaughter, McDonald’s franchisees from three states, and a former Ronald McDonald House guest family member – raised more than $25,000. Rick is currently organizing the 2020 team to ride in El Tour de Tucson as well as other races around the state.
Not to be outdone by her father, Amanda took on several responsibilities to support our House. She is the current treasurer of the board, co-chair of the 2020 House Party and vice president of the Red Shoe Society. This year the Red Shoe Society and its membership consisting of young professionals will hold several service events for the families at the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room as well as fundraisers and networking mixers.
Amid the current situation as it relates to the spread of COVID-19, El Tour remains on course. The organizers continue to monitor the pandemic with the help of a medical advisory board. The health and safety of the riders and the community remain their top priority.