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“The House That Love Built®” by Felipe Millán

July 15th, 2022

Felipe and his mother at a black-tie, biker-themed fundraising dinner for the House when he was fourteen.   We love hearing stories from former guests about their experiences at our Ronald McDonald House. No matter how long ago the stay might have been, it’s humbling to learn about the lasting impact our mission has on families. Recently, Felipe Millán shared…


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5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Family Meal Program Volunteer

June 10th, 2022

Are you and your friends, family or coworkers interested in giving back and making an impact in the community? Here are 5 reasons you should volunteer with our Family Meal Program: #1 – Family impact We have 70 guest rooms, which means approximately 70 guest families that call our House home at one time. While their child is receiving treatment…


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Food for the Soul

May 13th, 2022

Yesterday, it was raining really hard as I made my way to the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and I was questioning whether I should continue making the long commute from Greendale to Oconomowoc. Then, I arrived to find Kelly, the Family Room Manager, pulling up with a carload of food and beverages for families who visit the Family Room. As…


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You Never Know Where Your Road May Lead

April 14th, 2022

In 2016, we lost our daughter Alexis to Glioblastoma brain cancer at the age of 13. We stayed at The Ronald McDonald House® on and off for four years during Alexis’s treatment. The Ronald McDonald House was our saving grace during the most challenging time of our lives, and we would have never made it through those four long years…


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Teen Ambassador Program

February 11th, 2022

In 2019, we established a Teen Ambassador Program for our current RMHC® Eastern WI Teen Volunteers to take on leadership roles. In addition to their assigned tasks as Teen Volunteers, this program allows a group of our teens to further engage with and promote our mission in their schools and communities. Our Teen Ambassadors show their dedication and passion for…


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Warm & Welcoming

January 14th, 2022

It’s a relatively quiet morning here in the Family Room. Someone is watching a home remodeling show on HGTV, and a few other folks are working remotely on their laptops. Someone else is making a cup of coffee in the Keurig, and volunteer Lori is making Chex Mix for the families in the kitchen while I help check in a…


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A Look Back on 2021

December 8th, 2021

Wow, what a year it has been! We are excited to end 2021 by sharing the holiday season with the families staying at our Ronald McDonald House® and providing the comforts of home when home is far away. As we look back on the year, one of the things we are most proud is the continued commitment to our mission…


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Five Ways to Support Our House this Holiday Season

November 18th, 2021

1. Double Your Donation Did you know many employers match charitable donations? Head to our donation page and do a quick search to see if your employer will double your donation! Your donations help us run and operate the House and supplement special extras like the Magic Room. Take a tour of our Magic Room. 2. Apply to be a…


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Ronald McDonald Family Room® Grand Opening

August 12th, 2021

It’s the day after the grand opening of the Ladish Co. Foundation Center, and while the rest of the building is buzzing with activity, our Family Room is quiet and still. After a week of heavy rain, sun is pouring through the windows, and I smile thinking about the families that will soon be able to enjoy this beautiful new…


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Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: Feels Like Home

July 13th, 2021

There have been so many times during this past year that I have thought to myself, “How did we get here?” How did the world appear to change?” The one constant for me, was and is, volunteering at the House. It’s funny, I help with the Lunch-2-Go program on Tuesdays. It’s amazing to me because if you would have told…


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