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Farewell RMHC – For Now

December 15th, 2014

When I first started interning at RMHC, the House was in the middle of a huge renovation project. Now with construction complete, it almost feels symbolic that my internship is coming to an end. I feel immensely lucky to have been helping out during such a critical time for the organization.

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Kohl’s Cares – Associates in Action | Visual Team Holiday Trim Set-Up @ RMHC

December 8th, 2014

For the past three years, Kohl’s Visual Merchandising Team has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin by volunteering in a dual Holiday Event through Kohl’s Cares, Associates in Action (AiA) Program. The first of these events involves the setup of holiday trim throughout the House in order to create a fun and festive environment to comfort the families…

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Giving Back

December 1st, 2014

After spending weeks at the Ronald McDonald House watching my 3-year-old granddaughter, I have been encouraged to write a blog post. I spend my days caring for Aadie while my daughter and son-in-law spend time at the NICU in Children’s Hospital learning to care for their new daughter with special needs. It has become apparent that they will have a…

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November 24th, 2014

I have a confession to make. Despite years of working for nonprofits and years managing retail operations for museums and zoos, I have never really been a consistent, reliable donor to any mission-driven organization. I care tremendously about many causes but I’ve never pushed the “give” button on a monthly or yearly basis for anything. In short, I am not,…

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Our House

November 17th, 2014

“Our house is a very, very, very fine house, with two dogs in the yard, life used to be so hard, now everything is easy cause of you…..” I have loved that Crosby Stills and Nash song for as long as I can remember and tonight as I left the House, I kept thinking about the meaning of that song…

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‘Tis The Season

November 10th, 2014

RMHC is participating in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s annual Festival of Trees & Music concert series event taking place November 13-23 at the Conservatory’s historic McIntosh|Goodrich Mansion. The event will feature dozens of student recitals, daily headliners, and more than twenty five trees decorated by local businesses and organizations including an RMHC themed Christmas tree.

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Think Spring

November 3rd, 2014

It is bittersweet for the Secret Garden Master Gardeners when our outdoor season comes to a close. We have planted, nurtured and tended to each little leaf. Stephen, our art therapist, tells me we learn to say hello, and we must learn to say good-bye.

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Catching Up With McNugget

October 27th, 2014

Hi Friends, I don’t know about you, but has it been really hard to get out of bed lately? It’s been colder and my bed feels so cozy and warm. For a puppy, there’s really no reason to get going in the morning, other than to go potty. And that’s no fun anymore. My paws get wet and cold and…

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Fall Fun

October 20th, 2014

It’s Halloween time! That means it’s time to stop apple picking and head to the pumpkin patch. RMHC would like to share some easy Halloween crafts for kids that are both fun and affordable.

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RMHC Day Of Change

October 13th, 2014

On October 15, RMHC is excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, Pa. The story dates back to 1974 when Philadelphia Eagles’ player Fred Hill, decided to come up with a solution to camping out on hospital chairs while his 3-year-old daughter Kim was being treated for leukemia. After connecting with other families…

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