I have been involved with the Ronald McDonald House of Providence for 5+ yeats as a volunteer and donor. I have seen first-hand the excellent work this organization does and the necessary support it provides to families of sick children in the region. This organization deserves a 5-star rating!!!
The Ronald McDonald House of Providence is truly a home away from home for families going through serious medical situations. The staff and daily volunteers of the House are amazing & they take the time to get to know each family and make them feel welcome. The House is comforting, supportive and provides a must needed respite from the nearby hospitals.
Ronald McDonald House consistently follows its mission by providing support to people who are at one of the most vulenerable times of thier lives and allows them to focus on what is important, caring for their loved ones, while RMH Providence takes care of their other needs. The volunteers are comitted to fulfilling the needs of as many patients' and families as they can.
This is one of the most important organizations I have ever worked with.
I'm the Men's Soccer Coach at Johnson & Wales University in Providence. Myself, members of my staff and team have been volunteering both at the house and at the Walk Festival for the past 4 years. It's a small way for us to give back to the community but also to such a great organization that has provided for so many families over the years. We look forward to continuing our team's relationship with the Ronald McDonald House.
I have been a volunteer at the Providence Ronald McDonald House for 12 years. I came to the house initially as a thank you for the help the Spokane House gave my brother and sister-in-law when their first son was born. I continue to volunteer as I see the need for the help we provide. Parents are constantly telling me they don't know what they would have done without us. We provide a "home away from home" and help them through a very scary time in their lives.
I came to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence at a time when I was looking for an environment in which I could contribute meaningfully and interact with pleasant, interesting people. Having had contact with the house in NYC, I knew and was in sync with the mission and non-sectarian approach here. After retiring from a career directing a school and counseling and working with young families, the Ronald McDonald House has encouraged me to use my abilities and experiences in a wonderful variety of different ways. My life is considerably richer for being able to help families from every segment of our society at a vulnerable period in their lives.