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‘Tis the Season to Give

November 7th, 2016

Being in the hospital during the holidays is difficult for any patient, but it’s especially heart-breaking for a child. No hospitalized or seriously ill child should be away from home for the holidays! Your donation to the Ronald McDonald House will help us offer moms, dads and children a loving place to stay while they are far away from home…

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It was a Spooktacular Halloween

November 1st, 2016

The holidays are a time when everyone wants to be at home and with their families, but sometimes that isn’t possible, like the families staying here at the House. That is why our staff and volunteers wanted to make this Halloween as special as they could for those who are far from home. The Halloween party started out with our…

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A Look Back at Our 2016 Gala

October 24th, 2016

In case you were not able to attend our Gala on September 24th, here is a little recap by our Special Events Coordinator, Sara Topp. It’s hard to truly identify what made this year’s Gala – “Gather at our Table” – such a success. 270 friends in attendance at Shully’s Cuisine & Events in Thiensville, WI, 105 silent and live…

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Intern Takes on House Volunteer Role for a Day

October 17th, 2016

Two weeks ago I was given the opportunity to shadow a House volunteer shift at the House. I was so excited for the opportunity to really get to see what our volunteers do on a day-to-day basis. I had no clue what to expect, so I went in with an open mind. I walked into the volunteer room and was…

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Helping our families learn together about gardening, nature and cultivating friendships

October 10th, 2016

This week we asked Ann Philips to do a feature of everything that has been going on and growing in the garden this summer. Ann Philips is the Lead Gardener for a team of 20 University of Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener volunteers who care for the Secret Garden. Ann leads a weekly Family Garden Program to help our families learn…

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Happy National Pancake Day!

September 26th, 2016

Since pancakes are my favorite food and breakfast is my favorite meal I had to make sure and write about them at some point in my time blogging for you guys. What better way to talk about and celebrate pancakes than to fill you in on the Family Meal Program at RMHC that provides brunch and other meals to the…

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A Forest Fantasy

September 19th, 2016

Jaci, a 16-year-old girl who dreams of being an artist, wanted to give back to the Ronald McDonald House by using her amazing artistic talent. When searching for the best place in the house for Jaci to display her talent, the play room was chosen. We did not tell Jaci what to draw, we just let mind run free and…

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All About Me-Lindsay Solheid

September 12th, 2016

Hi! My name is Lindsay Solheid and I am the new Marketing and PR intern here at the House. I will be the main blogger for this semester and I cannot wait to share with you all the fun and exciting things going on here at the House. So a little about myself: I am a junior at Marquette University…

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Savoring Summer in the Secret Garden

August 22nd, 2016

Every day is new and beautiful in the Secret Garden and August is especially colorful and interesting. We have nesting birds, hopping toads and frogs, hungry bunnies, ripening vegetables, awe inspiring Hardy Hibiscus and Passion Vine flowers. A unique aspect of the Secret Garden is that it is the backyard for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. As…

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Praise for Peace

August 15th, 2016

This coming Saturday, August 27, McDonald’s “Praise for Peace” Gospel experience will be held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The proceeds of this concert will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC)! This “Praise for Peace” experience will feature an evening of Gospel music performed by some of the biggest names in gospel music including…

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