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Creative Fundraising for #GivingTuesday

January 19th, 2015

ESPN Milwaukee was asked if they could help participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day that encourages generosity and giving in the midst of the busy holiday season. Given the reach ESPN Milwaukee has over the airwaves, online, and through social media, we knew we could make an impact with our fans. In addition to hashtags and Facebook posts to encourage…


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Ink to the People T-Shirt Campaign

January 13th, 2015

A new year brings change, new resolutions, new friendships and new opportunities. That statement rings very true for us at Ink to the People and Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC). Giving is in both our natures and is part of our core values. From our beginning, we have partnered with wonderful organizations to help raise funds and make…


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Reflecting: 2014 RMHC Milestones

January 5th, 2015

As I reflect on 2014 and look forward to 2015, I would like to note some significant milestones that anyone who is passionate about the Ronald McDonald House and our mission can be proud of: October 2014 marked the Milwaukee Ronald McDonald House’s 30th anniversary of serving families. More than 34,000 families have called our Ronald McDonald House “home” over the past 30…


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Winter Gardening

December 29th, 2014

The Secret Garden at the Ronald McDonald House is a four-season garden. Our families like to enjoy the garden all year round. Jumping in leaves, playing in snow, or just looking out the windows at the changing beauty brings comfort, renewal and hope.


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Noah’s Journey To Heart Transplant

December 22nd, 2014

Any time I am asked by anyone what the Ronald McDonald House is like, the first thing I say is “home.” RMHC is truly a home to my husband Tyler, our almost 3-year-old son Nathan and myself. While I was still pregnant, we were told to expect to stay at the House for 6 weeks tops after our second little…


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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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#GivingTuesday

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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