Ronald Mcdonald House Of Providence Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   24 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Health

Address:

45 Gay St Providence RI 02905 USA

Mission:

The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families.

Results:

Volunteers are the "Heart of our House." They serve in many ways and without their loyal support we would not survive. In 2012, we had over 150 volunteers who donated nearly 9,000 hours of their time between the House and Family Room. In addition, nearly 670 volunteers donated 11,122 hours towards our Special Event efforts.

Geographic areas served:

RI,MA,CT,NY,USA

Programs:

The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House temporary home offers comfort and care to families with children receiving treatment at local hospitals and medical facilities in Providence.

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401-274-4447
http://www.rmhprovidence.org

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Reviews for Ronald Mcdonald House Of Providence Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As the past president of the Providence Ronald House I can tell you it is the best thing to hear about when your children is ill. My child past away before the house in Providence was built. First hand I can tell you how important it is to have such a place to be close to the hospital. When it came time to build the house I quickly got involved. We have a great staff and volunteer base that keeps all things running. Thanks for letting me tell my story. Jeanette Bucci Past President of the Board

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

I would not change one thing because it is well run.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I became involved with this charity because of the wonderful caring place it gives to those families who have serious ill children . The PRMH is truly a home away from home when families are dealing with a very serious illness with a child. I became involved in a RMH years ago and when we had a son who was very ill with cancer, we were fortunate enough to live close to the hospital he was treated in . We were able to see first hand , families who had no where to stay and often lived in their vehicles. The entire staff, volunteers, and board members truly care about the well being of the child and their family and everything they do comes from their heart.

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

Try and get the word out what a great place the PRMH is!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Although I currently serve as a board member, nine years ago my only nephew was born when my sister was a mere 28 weeks pregnant. As a resident of MA, she was fortunate that RMH had "room at the inn", so to speak. The intensity of the decisions that she and her husband needed to make regarding their son's health far exceeded anything I had ever dealt with when my sons were born. This was my first introduction to any of the Ronald McDonald Houses. As a bystander, an ear, a shoulder or a supplier of personal supplies when necessary, I stood in awe of this House which had given my sister and brother in law a place to retreat and sleep and make these ever so important decisions. The volunteers at this House are loving and kind and they listen, and they clean and they answer the phone to relay incredibly important and hopefully joyful messages, messages like "He's definitely strong enough and weighs enough to go home". When that news was delivered, my one resolve was to somehow give back to the House. I started by raising money when I ran endurance races, when the opportunity to become involved at a committee, and then a board level arose he decision was simple.
Ultimately, the goal at the board level is to ensure that we can provide comfort for as many people as possible and to maintain a true home for folks who desperately need a room close to their child.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I first became involved with the House as a member of the capital campaign that raised $2.5 million in 9 months and allowed the House to open debt free. Later I was a night time volunteer a couple of nights a week. I was elected to the board and then was honored to be elected president. I am stiill involved with the House and proud to say. that the passion we had at the beginning to provide a home away from home for parents with critically ill children being treated on the RI Hospital campus, is still the same. We still have so many people who volunteer their time to help others in such a dire situation. I will always be proud to be associated with this outstanding non profit.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

The dedication and commitment of the Rhode Island community to the mission of the Ronald McDonald House is as passionate in 2013 as it was in 1989! We thank all our volunteers for their leadership and guidance. RMH Providence staff