We are so excited to officially announce that construction has begun on Our New House! Our groundbreaking ceremony on May 2nd was full of love, joy and celebration as we heard remarks from RMHC Baltimore families, Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh, First Lady of Maryland Mrs. Yumi Hogan, Campaign Co-Chair Bill Paterakis, Guest Emcee Gerry Sandusky, and had a special blessing led by Joe Ehrmann. THANK YOU for helping us reach this important milestone. While keeping the heart and soul of the Ronald McDonald House’s mission front and center with our focus on being a place of respite, comfort, compassion and support, the new House will be a significantly larger, 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. It will accommodate 2,200 families annually, more than doubling the occupancy of the current House and replace the existing House. Check out some of the news coverage for more information about Our New House:
We are excited to announce that the Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore is the recipient of a $5 million Grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation! This incredible gift will help to close the gap on Our New House Campaign so we can break ground this Spring on the new House. Read the full press release.
Thanks a million for helping us reach our MILLION DOLLAR GOAL! We were able to raise $500,000, which was generously matched by the Kahlert Foundation for a total of $1 Million for Our New House Campaign. Read more about Our New House.
Our very own RMH family – the Leach family – were the Official Monument Lighters, along with the Raven’s Steve Smith Sr. at the 45th Annual Washington Monument Lighting on December 1st in Downtown Baltimore. Check out some news coverage for highlights from the event!
It’s been an exciting Spring and Summer at the Ronald McDonald House. We are humbled by the support of the Baltimore community in helping to create a legacy of care for families in crisis. We still have a long way to go to reach our $25 million goal and invite you to read more in the first edition of Our New House Campaign Update.
Our House is in the Huffington Post, thanks to Board Member Mark Brodinsky’s blog about the 2016 Red Shoe Shuffle.
Check out this article about the Red Shoe Shuffle in the Baltimore Sun Good Works section.