On Sunday, August 29th, our club prepared and served dinner to the families and childern staying at the House that evening. We completed another successful service project and the team had fund working together and getting to know more thatn about the Ronald McDonald House in DC. The team had an exciting time at the Ronald McDonald House preparing dinner for the guests at the RMH The team served a dinner of lasagna, bread, salad, and cookies.  We are greatful to Safeway for the donation of the foold items for our dinner preperation.  RCCH also provided travel kits and pantry items for the House.  We toured the home and the residential manager Celia provide background information on the RMH.  The group photo shows our teams of, from left to right Robby Reynolds, Vernell Carter, Barbara Carter, Matt Vines, Judy Gibson, Kathy Beckman, Chloe Heung, and Ansely Harman.
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Contrary to popular belief, the local RMH is not supported by a Ronald McDonald Foundation.  McDonald's donates the houses regularly, and the change boxes at the local McDonald's restaurants also provide a source of income.  Otherwise, the House relies on corporate and individual donations and the support of local organizations and churches.  A new RMH is being completed in DC this fall, and we will be contacting RMH to discuss how we may be a part of getting the new House ready for grand opening.  

There are 3 photos showing our team at work and a final photo of the team.  The group photo shows our team of 8, from left to right Robby Reynolds, Vernell Carter, Barbara Carter, Matt Vines, Judy Gibson, Kathy Beckman, Chloe Heung, Ansley Harman.


The DC House has been open since 1980.  The House provides a home-away-from-home for the families of critically ill children being treated atarea hospitals.  For families traveling long distances and facing extended stays, the House provides a low cost housing option with home-like comforts, such as fully-equipped kitchens, laundry rooms, and indoor and outdoor play areas for kids.

The House is always in need of specific types of donated items. Here's a list of items that are needed:
- any travel size toiletries for adults and kids (also toothbrushes
and razors)
- gift cards any amount -- specifically phone cards and gas cards
- pantry items -- specifically items that kids enjoy and like to eat
(cereal, juices, fruit cups, mac & cheese)