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Pulling Together for RMHC

May 9th, 2024

At age 4, I was diagnosed as cognitively delayed with a hearing impairment. However, my parents, family and friends focus more on my abilities than my disabilities. I am always happy no matter what is going on with my life. That wasn’t always the case though. We had to go through many years of doctor and hospital visits to fully…


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Belly Hugs

April 24th, 2024

I had the opportunity to visit Ronald McDonald House® in May 2019 when a friend was staying there while her son was hospitalized. As a former teacher, the inviting décor, atmosphere and playroom got my attention instantly. I went upstairs to the Family Dinner Kitchen, and my friend grabbed some packaged leftovers from the fridge as volunteers were cleaning up…


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Creativity Blooms in the Family Room

February 15th, 2024

The Family Room’s “Creativity Room” is available to families to create and explore a variety of art forms at their convenience throughout the day. Our goal is to create an inviting atmosphere that allows families flexibility to choose which activities are supportive and meaningful to them. Sometimes, we coordinate specific art projects or activity kits with step-by-step instructions, but most…


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Fun at the Family Room

November 10th, 2023

As patients progress through treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health, they are given opportunities to spend time with their loved ones off campus and our Ronald McDonald Family Room® has become “the place to be!” for these visits. If you read our latest edition of HomeWord, you may remember the Kindy family! “From the moment we walked into the Family Room…


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Why I Serve – Bob Lehr

September 7th, 2023

My journey with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Eastern Wisconsin began in 2018 when a friend invited me to attend an open house in the “Secret Garden” and take a tour of the facilities. Even though the House is located in my neighborhood, and I knew good things were happening there, I had never visited myself. Little did I know that…


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Celebrating Our Second Year Operating the Family Room

August 16th, 2023

“Ronald McDonald House Charities® Eastern Wisconsin is so excited to be celebrating the two-year anniversary of our Family Room. Our commitment to keeping families together and promoting the health and well-being of children is amplified by our incredible partnership with Rogers Behavior Health. We have witnessed the positive impact our services provide to families firsthand and look forward to serving…


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The Pizza that Love Built

July 25th, 2023

We have teamed up with local eatery Pizza Man for the In Dough We Grow special! Now through September 30, purchase “The Pizza that Love Built,” and 100% of the proceeds benefit our House! What a delicious way to help keep families together. 😊 🍕 Read about how this pizza came to be from friend of the House, 12-year-old Miles…


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Why I Serve – Matt Peschke

June 30th, 2023

I’ve been volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House® for about a year now, and it’s one of the most rewarding experiences. I’ve had the opportunity to meet families going through some of the most challenging times, and offering them a little hope is extremely rewarding. One of my love languages is food and sharing my love of food with others….


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Little Things Can Mean a Lot

June 2nd, 2023

Since 2000, recycling the little aluminum tabs from soda cans has generated nearly $400,000 for our Ronald McDonald House®. From bikers to Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts, friends from near and far collect pop tabs all year long, with the biggest impact being on our annual Tab Toss Day. This year, in addition to collecting pop tabs, the fourth grade…


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Teen Volunteer Spotlight: Reagan

April 14th, 2023

I have been a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House® since August of 2022. I knew from the beginning that I would have a great experience at RMHC®, and would enjoy forming connections with other volunteers, staff and the guests staying at the House. The happiness I feel when I walk through the doors is why I keep doing what…


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