Over the past year, more than 100 artists from around the country have generously donated 200 pieces of art to decorate the New House as part of our All You Need Is Love campaign! Thanks to these talented artists, the walls of the new Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland will be adorned with artwork that spreads joy, happiness and a little whimsy so families and their children who stay at the House can smile a bit brighter. The art covers all mediums from painting to collage, photography, quilting and quilling with the themes of love, hearts, family and children. The pieces will be placed around the House on all three floors where families will be staying. Watch this clip from WJZ to learn more and read this article from the Baltimore Sun for all the fun details!
Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland is pleased to announce that it has hired Kimberly J. Fusco, CPA as its Director of Finance and Administration. In this newly created position, Kim will handle the daily financial operations of the House and be a strategic-thought partner. Kim joins Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland after many years at Ellin & Tucker, a prestigious Baltimore accounting firm. [Read more…]
We’re excited to announce that we’ve changed our name from Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore to Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland (RMHCMD)! This new name best reflects the mission of the House as the only Ronald McDonald House in the State of Maryland to provide resources and support for families who travel to Baltimore from around the globe. And this Spring, our NEW House will open its doors to provide twice as many seriously ill children and their families with a “home-away-from-home”.
During this season of giving, our House has been blessed with Gifts of Love!
Special thanks to Medals4Mettle for gifting our kids donated running medals. Check out this coverage on WMAR for more details.
We made gingerbread houses with Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation! Watch the story on WBFF.
We’re excited to announce that we were awarded the Hearts & Hands Award and a $20K grant in recognition of initiatives that provide family-centered services through our Million Dollar Match Game. The Hearts & Hands Awards are presented by RMHC Global as part of the charity’s commitment to share and replicate best practice programs among the organization’s over 275 Chapters located in 64 countries and regions.
“We were thrilled to receive a Hearts & Hands Award as recognition for a fun and unique program that helped us move ever closer to our fundraising goal for our new House,” said Sandy Pagnotti, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore. “We developed this game in partnership with our creative team at dlr | marketing, inc. and were amazed at the successful engagement that resulted.”
It’s Official! The final construction beam was placed this morning during a special Topping Off celebration for our new House which is now ready to go under roof at 1 Aisquith Street in the Jonestown neighborhood of Baltimore.
Mayor Catherine Pugh and some of our biggest supporters and closest friends joined us for a heart-filled morning which included
beam signings, a beam raising with 563 dangling hearts representing the number of families turned away from the current House last year due to limited space, and an unforgettable countdown led by 8-year-old Ryder who has been a returning guest at the House with his family for several years.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to Top Off the new House that Love Built and clear the way for construction to move to the interior as building plans for our new House stay on track. Check out the latest construction photos to see how we’re doing.
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.