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6 Ways to Get Involved in 2012 1. Give at Work - Workplace Giving Campaigns start in

September. Your payroll deductions can change a child’s life. Please designate Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC on your pledge card. Federal employee? Look for CFC #15005. Our CVC # is 447 and our DC One Fund # is 8961.

2. Matching Gift Check with your company to see if they

have a matching gift program, it could double your gift!

3. Pull for the House Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about giving and recycling.

4. Leave a Legacy of Hope One way you can help tomorrow is to remember us in your estate planning today.

5.. Drop your change in donation boxes at McDonald’s Your small change makes a big difference.

6. Follow us on Facebook, twitter, and go to our website to learn how to help.

Like our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/rmhcofdc to see regular updates on volunteer opportunities, wishlist items, photos, events, and more!


The Difference One Hour a Month Makes by: Jennifer Kivlin, Volunteer Fairfax

What if you could make a meaningful impact in just an hour? For over a decade, three times a month, a group from Volunteers for Change (VFC), a Volunteer Fairfax program, spend an hour making a meal for the families of the Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House (RMH).

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VFC is geared toward anyone with limited time. The hallmark of the Volunteers for Change program is providing flexible weekend and evening volunteer opportunities for active, dedicated adults who have a desire to serve. Of over fifty projects available each month, the RMH Meal Prep project is one of the most beloved opportunities on the calendar. This year alone, VFC members have contributed 112 hours to RMH of Greater Washington, D.C. by preparing meals and helping at the annual Red Shoe 5K in March. Every first Wednesday, and second and fourth Sunday, four VFC members arrive at the NOVA RMH with ingredients to make and serve a wholesome meal. During the recent kitchen renovation staff and volunteers had to be creative with food preparation. One VFC member, Nathan Hibler, was troubled by the dilapidated condition of the RMH grill and took it upon himself to contact his friend Jim Stephen, CEO of Weber-Stephen, with pictures and a letter explaining the problem with the existing grill. Mr. Stephen coordinated the delivery of a brand new grill on June 8, and the VFC team grilled the inaugural burgers on Sunday, June 10. No matter how much time you have to give, you can make a difference by bringing comfort to families struggling with a child’s illness.

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Thank you to all our House and Special Event Volunteers!


2012 RMHC of Greater Washington, D.C. Newsletter  

Updates from the Charity for the year of 2012.

2012 RMHC of Greater Washington, D.C. Newsletter  

Updates from the Charity for the year of 2012.