RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. A world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children's care.
why do our sisters love working with ronald Mcdonald house charities?
RMHC is a non-profit that provides a home-like place for parents to stay when they have a child in the hospital. Giving families a home close to where their child is being treated takes away some of the stress and discomfort that they are feeling during this time. For me, philanthropy is a big part of my life. Being able to give back and support a charity that does extraordinary work not only helps other people but it helps me as well.
— Mimi Sisson
“My favorite part of working with our local Ronald McDonald House is witnessing how volunteering brings people together. You walk in and you automatically feel like you are coming home, although in this home you aren’t watching TV or relaxing, you are giving back to people in need. By doing so, you also gain a sense of fulfillment because you really do get to see where all your hard work and donations go to. I personally am not a morning person, but I never mind waking up early to go to RMH because I know that everything I do from weeding to cleaning to cooking is all going towards making someone else’s day just a little bit better.”
— Elena Granados
“As someone whose family has actually utilized Ronald McDonald Houses, I know that after a day with your loved one, the last thing on your mind is cooking. My parents ate more fast food in the two weeks they stayed at RMH then they’ve ever done. So being able to provide a homemade meal to family going through the toughest times in their lives, is something so small yet so meaningful. Coming back to the RMH and seeing that a stranger made them food, made my parents entire days. When I serve with my sisters, we aren’t just serving to look good or for volunteer hours, we serve because those families in the Ronald McDonald House are our family.
Every time we cook a meal, or volunteer during an outdoor work party, we aren’t just cooking or cleaning. When we provide families who have just been at the hospital all day watching their little ones stuck on a hospital bed with a home made meal, with the physical sustenance required to keep pushing through the days to come, we show that our sisterhood will stand by them. When we clean and weed during outdoor work parties, families can see that this temporary home is treated with love and cared for. We remind families that they are not alone in this, that people care about them, care that they eat, care that they live in a place thats clean, that people still care.”
— Natilie Santillan, Ronald Mcdonald house chair
To find out more about our philanthropy or how to get involved, email our Ronald McDonald House chair, Natilie Santillan, by filling out the form!