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Your Spare Change Has a Big Impact

June 13th, 2016

Pulling around the McDonald’s drive-thru is not a typical time for contemplation. The only thing you might be thinking about is how satisfying this food is going to be or what TV show you’re going to catch up on tonight. As you pay for your order you glance down and see a sign and a donation box. You toss your…

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Kids Just Want to Play and Have Fun in Milwaukee

May 9th, 2016

You are about to wrap up breakfast with the kids and they ask “WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TODAY?” No need to waste precious family time on the internet looking for places to go to for family fun.  No need to worry if this place or that place is going to fulfill your expectations. It’s the Play Milwaukee deck of…

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Thank You: Today, Tomorrow, and Always

May 2nd, 2016

Here at Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin, Volunteer Appreciation week is every week, but this week we want to give a special thanks to our volunteers for  devoting their  35,000 hours of service each year, to make the House a Home. Our 550+ volunteers’ positive spirit is motivating and inspiring to others, leaving a lasting impression on the people…

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Happy Earth Day !! Earthlings

April 22nd, 2016

Today we want to celebrate “Earth Day” and the importance of being good stewards of our planet and its resources and recommit ourselves to conservation and taking care of this place we call home- planet earth. Just as important as it is to give to each other, it is equally important to also think about how we give back to…

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We Celebrate our Volunteers

April 11th, 2016

In 1974, President Nixon established National Volunteer Week, an initiative encouraging Americans to give back to their community through service. Every year National Volunteer Week is recognized by our elected officials throughout the United States. As the Volunteer Management and Family Services Intern and a volunteer Office Assistant, I work closely with Heather, the Volunteer Services Director. Heather oversees over…

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Our hearts say Spring but the weather says Winter

April 8th, 2016

1,000 Dutch Master daffodils have been blooming since March 21st in the heart shaped garden as you come up the driveway to the Ronald McDonald House. They are stalwart, resilient, strong and beautiful. They have withstood wind, hail, sleet, snow and rain. The temperatures have been near 70 degrees on a few days and below freezing on others. Their sunny…

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Hope, Promise and Surprise in RMHC Secret Garden

December 21st, 2015

A walk through the Secret Garden on a sunny December day will bring you hope, promises and surprises! If there is snow the structure of plants will be highlighted, the time of day will bring a particular glow of color.

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December 7th, 2015

On Tuesday, December 1, RMHC participated in a global day dedicated to giving! Following the very popular Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season by encouraging individuals, communities and organizations around the world to come together to celebrate giving. The event is strongly supported by social media, serving as a platform to raise awareness and inspire…

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A Home for the Holidays

November 30th, 2015

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Those familiar Christmas song lyrics were the first thing that came to mind when I walked through RMHC doors and into the Great Room. And if walking into the House was a pleasant surprise for me, imagine how great the families must have felt when they saw all of the holiday decorations…

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A Day of Thanks

November 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving for many of us marks the official beginning of the holiday season.

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