Simpson/Reed Family

Simpson/Reed Family

 

Baby Octavious is healthy and happy! The Simpson/Reed Family from Lima stayed at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio for nearly 3 months in 2021, while baby Octavious rested at the Toledo Hospital.

“We were beyond thankful to have the comfort and care of the Ronald McDonald House. Pearl (Family Services Manager) was so kind and made an impact on us while we stayed there for nearly 3 months.”

Please give and help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio keep families close like the Simpson/Reed Family and provide the support they need. Click HERE to donate today.

McDonald’s & RMHC Northwest Ohio Partner to Support Families

McDonald’s & RMHC Northwest Ohio Partner to Support Families

McDonald's Check Presentation

 

Local Restaurants Donate $219,202.78 in 2021 to Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Northwest Ohio

 

Toledo, OH—McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Toledo continue to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio (RMHC) by funding programs, serving as board members, volunteering, and inspiring the involvement of McDonald’s suppliers and employees. It is with this commitment that they will be presenting RMHC with a check for more than $219,202.78, representing the total amount of funds raised throughout the entire Northwest Ohio region in 2021.

 

“We truly appreciate the consistent financial support from our local McDonald’s restaurants and their customers,” said to Chad Bringman, RMHC Northwest Ohio Executive Director. “These donations help us provide helpful services and make a difference in the lives of families.”

 

McDonald’s local Owner/Operators donate portions of sale proceeds from Happy Meals®, fries and special promotions, including sales of the classic Shamrock Shake, and encourage customers to support RMHC by donating the change from their McDonald’s purchases. Customers can put change in RMHC Donation Boxes in restaurants or Round Up for RMHC— rounding their total up to the nearest dollar, no matter how they pay. What might seem like a small act of good to customers has a lasting imprint on an organization that offers families stability in the midst of unthinkable circumstances.

 

“Our McDonald’s customers truly care about their community,” said Matt MacKenzie, a McDonald’s Owner/Operator based in Toledo. “We appreciate their giving spirits, which help to make this donation to RMHC of Northwest Ohio possible.”

 

To learn more about RMHC of Northwest Ohio and how you can help support the families in your community, visit https://rmhctoledo.org.

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio was opened in 1982 as the 44th facility in the United States. The Toledo House offers services to over 500 families every year, providing bright community spaces, daily home-cooked meals, and a fully-stocked kitchen – as well as a network of support through interactions with other families, staff, and volunteers. There are 28 bedrooms with the private bathrooms in the current house located across the street from Toledo Children’s Hospital.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio is committed to enriching the lives of children by providing comfort, care, and support to families by providing children access to quality healthcare.

12 Days of Giving

12 Days of Giving

This holiday season, consider Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio with our special 12 Days of Giving. On Monday, December 6, we will reveal a unique way you can gift or donate towards RMHC and will conclude on Friday, December 17. The past 20+ months have been tough for everyone. Warm up your heart and help us provide a home away from home for hundreds of families yearly.

Follow our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on the 12 Days of Giving.

  • Facebook – @RMHCToledo – click HERE to follow.
  • Twitter – @RMHCToledo – click HERE to follow.
  • Instagram – @RMHCToledo – click HERE to follow.

Day of Giving 1 – Gift of Volunteering Your Time

Volunteers are the heart of RMHC programs! Globally, more than 136,000 volunteers dedicate their time and resources to help families feel at home when they can’t be. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio has thousands of volunteers yearly.

This holiday season, consider volunteering your time as a gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. To volunteer, please contact Wendy Bejaige, Director of Program Services at wendy@rmhctoledo.org.

Hear from one of our amazing volunteers, Jackie Rome, by clicking HERE.

 

Day of Giving 2 – RMHC Teddy Bear Toss

We’re teaming up with our home town team, the Toledo Rockets! Toledo Basketball has selected Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio to be the charity of choice for their annual Teddy Bear Toss. Along with receiving all teddy bears, we will also receive $5 for every ticket sold with promo code “RMHC”.

  • Toledo Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola-Maryland – Saturday, December 11 at 2PM
  • Toledo Men’s Basketball vs. Marshall – Tuesday, December 21 at 7PM

Purchase tickets to the Toledo Basketball games HERE.

 

Day of Giving 3 – Wish List Wednesday

Warm up your heart this holiday season by donating items off of our wish list! If you’re ordering off Amazon, make sure you select “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio Inc.” from smile.amazon.com.

  • Paper bowls
  • Bleach
  • Dish detergent
  • Beef and chicken broth
  • Juice boxes

 

Day of Giving 4 – Fund Our Families

For families with sick children, an already difficult situation can be even harder when the medical care their child needs isn’t close to home. With your support, we can continue to support families when they need it most. Consider a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. Click HERE to donate.

Day of Giving 5 – Parent Gift or Gift Card

Consider a holiday gift or gift card for parents at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. These gifts allow us to provide extra support for parents at our House through a difficult time.
 
Examples for gifts:
– Winter clothing (hats, gloves, etc.)
– Bath and body sets
– Gas gift cards

Day of Giving 6 – Round Up or Purchase A Happy Meal

While you’re out finishing up your holiday shopping, stop by a local McDonald’s! By rounding up your order or by purchasing a Happy Meal, you can support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio.

 

Day of Giving 7 – Dillard’s Cookbook

Searching for the perfect gift for the chef in your family? The Dillard’s Southern Living Christmas Cookbook has amazing recipes & provides support for RMHC families. Order HERE or visit Franklin Park Mall.

Day of Giving 8 – Child Toy Donation

This holiday season warm up your heart by donating toys for children to our House. Our staff will gather donations and put together the perfect holiday gift for children. Contact wendy@rmhctoledo.org to learn more.

 

Day of Giving 9 – Buy A Brick

Be a permanent part of our House by purchasing a brick paver. Engraved with your name or message, your brick becomes a timeless way to honor a loved one’s memory. Contact Michelle@rmhctoledo.org to learn more.

Day of Giving 10 – Wish List Wednesday 

Warm up your heart this holiday season by donating items off of our wish list! If you’re ordering off Amazon, make sure you select “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio Inc.” from smile.amazon.com.

  • Dish soap
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna
  • Cooking spray
  • Tomato paste
  • Miracle Whip

 

Day of Giving 11 – Collect Pull Tabs

Collect pull tabs and drop them off at our House! Pull tab donations fund groceries yearly for our House. If your business would like to collect pull tabs, reach out to info@rmhctoledo.org.

 

Day of Giving 12 – Make A Meal

 
When you provide, prepare, and serve a meal for our families, not only are you are providing a wonderful, home-cooked meal for them to enjoy, but you are relieving them of one worry in their already stressful day. For our final day of giving, consider volunteering to prepare a meal at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio.
 
To volunteer to prepare a meal, contact wendy@rmhctoledo.org.
Giving Back To Families In Need

Giving Back To Families In Need

In a time where helping others is needed more than ever, one group of local students has found a way to give back to families in need.

The Penta Career Center Job Training Program volunteers twice a week during the school year from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and have been doing this since 2014. Julia, senior at Penta says “I like helping people because with COVID-19, I can provide a clean environment for kids to play in.”

This volunteering is a part of the curriculum for the Job Training Program at Penta Career Center. According to Amanda Williams, Job Training Coordinator for Penta, the program helps improve work and daily-living skills by teaching students the basics, including how to help the community, shop for groceries, clean and much more!

“Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio is a great place for students to volunteer,” Williams said. “Students help the house out while learning their daily skills which are proven to be useful in the future.”

Please visit PentaCareerCenter.org to learn more about the Job Training Program.

To volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, please contact Wendy Bejaige, Director of Program Services, at 419-471-4663 ext. 6113 or wendy@rmhctoledo.org.

For media enquiries, please contact Adam Simpson, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, at 419-471-4663 ext. 6102 or adam@rmhctoledo.org.

Ways To Support The House: Alan Miller Jewelry Raffle

Ways To Support The House: Alan Miller Jewelry Raffle

Thanks to Alan Miller Jewelers, we have a beautiful set of earrings and a necklace to raffle off just in time for Sweetest Day! The diamond necklace is 2.00 CTW and the matching earrings are .75 CTW valued at $5,000!

How it works:
• Buy a raffle ticket by clicking HERE.
• If your ticket is chosen, you will be contacted on Monday, October 11.
• On October 15, at 4:00 pm you are requested to show up at Alan Miller Jewelers for a reverse raffle for the jewelry set.

Alan Miller Jewelers is located at: 3239 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH 43616

Alan Miller Necklace and Earrings