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Walk Down Watertown with Jeff Steren

November 1st, 2019

As a legacy Board Director, Jeff Steren is very familiar with Watertown Plank Road. His parents Rose and Sol Steren were integral to the fruition and completion of our Ronald McDonald House®. It started with an idea which came shortly after the first House opened in 1974. Jeff’s father, who was a McDonald’s owner and operator on the South side…


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Walk Down Watertown: RMHC Friendships

September 25th, 2019

Over the past 35 years, our House has been more than a place for families to stay while their children receive medical treatment at local hospitals. It has allowed guests like Amanda Upton to build relationships and a community of support that extends past these walls. Here she shares what RMHC has meant to her and her family: In September…


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Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: Value

July 31st, 2019

Recently, I found myself questioning my value working at the House. I am a Hospitality Volunteer and felt like, due to some back constraints, I wasn’t contributing as much as I have in the past. I worried I was letting my team down by not being able to clean multiple kitchens, or do multiple vacuuming of rooms, but was only…


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Walk Down Watertown with Joe Muench

June 26th, 2019

Joe Muench is best known for his culinary career as a leading chef in Southeast Wisconsin for the past 25 years. A graduate of the MATC Culinary Arts program, Joe worked his way from short order cook to Chef and Owner of Black Shoe Hospitality (BSH) with partner Dan Sidner. BSH is comprised of Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg and Story Hill…


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Walk Down Watertown with Ann Phillips

April 1st, 2019

Ann Phillips was a Children’s Reference Librarian for 18 years with the Wauwatosa Public Library before joining the volunteer team at RMHC. With her heart set on becoming a Master Gardener, she decided to retire early and train with the UW-Extension program and became a certified Master Gardener in 2001. Since the Secret Garden first opened its gates in 2002,…


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Through a Volunteer’s Eyes: Susan

August 1st, 2018

Susan D. has been a volunteer at RMHC since 2015. She used to be a hospitality volunteer, and now focuses on projects for the House. We had the pleasure of interviewing Susan about her time and experience as a volunteer. This is what she had to say:  How did you become a volunteer at the House? What interested you in…


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Love Notes: New Friends, New Family, New Temporary Home

August 1st, 2018

This note was left by RMHC guest Jake L. and his family: Coming from California, we had to leave family and friends and the comfort of our own home. Coming to RMHC, we made friends that we now consider family and found a new home. A priceless experience in the scariest time in our life. RMHC let us relax at…


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Love Notes: Serenity

August 1st, 2018

This note was written by RMHC guest Wanda: Thank you for providing a place of serenity and peace in a time of turmoil. Your staff has been kind and thoughtful in all things. You found a stranger and took her in. God bless you in all you do. 


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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

April 18th, 2018

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Here at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC), we are fortunate to have a team of 550+ volunteers. While our volunteers have many titles, such as Hospitality Volunteer, Kitchen Keeper, Office Assistant, and Van Driver, just to name a few, they all work together to achieve the common goal of making sure our…


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The Sleepy Secret Garden

February 1st, 2018

The garden is sleeping, resting in the depth of winter, pristine and beautiful.  The House is NOT sleeping or resting  in the middle of this winter season.  Volunteer groups are busy helping tackle big projects like deep cleaning rooms, meal groups continue to prepare delicious comfort foods that nourish our families, art and music therapy provide opportunities for our families…


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