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An Appreciation for our Volunteers

February 16th, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to shadow a shift of volunteers to see what they do. I knew that volunteers were integral in keeping the House clean and everything running smoothly, but I was not sure about what each volunteer group did. I was excited to take a more hands-on role in the House and to see what my…

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Chef’s Dinner 2017: David Kapic’s Remarks

February 9th, 2017

On Monday, RMHC Eastern Wisconsin held the 31st Annual Chef’s Dinner, where renowned Milwaukee chefs came together to create a delicious six course meal with expertly paired wine. Guests indulged in a delectable dining experience and participated in a silent auction that benefitted families who stay at the House. During the event, David Kapic spoke about his experience staying at…

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The House that Love Built

November 29th, 2016

I work in a House that love built and every day when I walk through the doors, my heart expands just a little bit. In my role as the Director of Philanthropy, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of people. One of the questions I am asked most often is, “how can you do that job?” my answer…

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McNugget’s Visit to the Vet

November 28th, 2016

Hi lil Buddies, It’s McNugget! I wanted to tell you about something that happened to me last week. So human Mom and Dad had to go out for a while to do whatever moms and dads do. Mom noticed that I had gotten on the counter and ate something that was bad for me. So Mom picked me up, and…

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Thank you, Secret Garden!

November 21st, 2016

During Thanksgiving week, we reflect on what we are thankful for. At RMHC, we are thankful for our wonderful Secret Garden and all of our Master Gardeners. As they prepare our garden for the winter, please enjoy this poem by Master Gardener Ann Philips. In the Secret Garden there is a gate and a bridge and a path, Where flowers…

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McNugget Update

November 14th, 2016

Hi Friends, I just got back from a walk and thought I would take a few minutes to catch you up on what’s been going on with me…McNugget. This summer was great!  I went kayaking, paddle boarding and took some long walks with my human mom and Pepper (my awesome sister). It’s always fun to be outside, smelling all the…

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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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Cultivating Nature and Friendships

October 10th, 2016

Our Family Garden Education program teaches our families how to garden and cultivate friendships while cultivating nature! Through the generosity of a Kohl’s grant, we are able to fund our vegetable garden. This growing season, we have four beautiful new Cedar raised vegetable beds. Beginning in April, our UW-Extension Master Gardeners planned and planted our crops with guest families and…

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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 our 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 told her to let her mind…

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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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