RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTH DAKOTA INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 825 S Lake Ave Sioux Falls SD 57104 USA

Mission: The Ronald McDonald House was created to help ease some of the burdens of families who are overwhelmed by the emotional and financial responsibilities of having a child in the hospital and is the only charity of its kind in our region. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Dakota provides a home-away-from-home for 900 families annually while their children are being treated at local hospitals. Without the Ronald McDonald House, many families would have nowhere to turn. The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can break away from the hospital, yet be available at a moment's notice; or a place where children being treated as out-patients can live with their parents, brothers and sisters. Just as important, it is a place where parents can meet and talk with other families who are experiencing some of the same fears and concerns, and establish a mutual support system so critically needed at this time. Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. Ronald McDonald House Charities helps to make that happen by enabling families the ability to be together, when being together really counts.
Results: We are a 100% donation based organization and are always open to pop tab donations, food and monetary donations, volunteer time donations, etc.
Target demographics: We focus on providing services to families with critically injured or sick children staying at area hospitals. Children must be under 21 years of age.
Programs: Adopt-A-Family, 365 Giving Tree, Adopt-A-Meal, Pop Tab Pandemonium

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great place! The staff and volunteers go out of their way to make each family feel welcome. They are also appreciative of the people who come through the doors to donate time, pop-tabs, food, blankets, etc. The houses truly want their guests to feel like they are at home. There are few places that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 a year, but the RMHC do. Hopefully, as a parent, your child never experiences a hospital visit, but if it does happen, know that there is somewhere to go.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

2011

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more people aware of why the Ronald McDonald Houses exist.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The RMHC-SD is a warm and homey environment to be a part of. The staff are kind and extremely dedicated to what this organization is all about. They help out in all activities, and make each person feel welcome, that comes through the door. I feel very honored to be part of such a great organization, and to be able to work next to such a great staff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in several ways. I am currently a student and I want to work for a non profit organization some day, and RMHC-SD has given me such a great opportunity to gain the experience and the satisfaction of giving back and helping others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I do not believe any changes need to be made to this organization. I believe the staff and the volunteers do such an amazing job, why would any one want to change it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have always had an excellent experience volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Sioux Falls! Whenever I go there to help out they are always so warm and welcoming the second I step foot in the door. They are always willing to answer any questions that I might have while I am there and give direction when I am unsure about what I am doing. The house is always so clean too!
Big kudos to all of the employees, donors and other volunteers who help make The RHMC-SD house so nice!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the gratitude that the guests have in their eyes when they are coming and going. You can really tell how much they appreciate what the House does for them while their children are in the hospital.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more people interested in helping them out! They are 100% donation based and are open 24/7/365 so any monetary, in-kind, or time donations really help!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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