Stories

Rookie of the Year Goes Above and Beyond

Mary Williams is a native Memphian with a heart for healing. Before becoming a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis in August of last year, she worked for 42 years as a nurse.  Williams decided to become a volunteer when she was at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis for an event. After talking to Jim Byrd, a personal friend and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis board member, she told him, “This is where I need to be.” This year Williams was named Rookie of the Year... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Volunteer Work Inspires Local Credit Union Employees

Inspiring – That’s the word used time and time again to describe the experience of volunteering at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis by team members from Orion Federal Credit Union. “Our first involvement with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis was in 2013 when we were a ticket booth sponsor at the Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival,” said Lee Ferguson, Orion Federal Credit Union Marketing Specialist. From there Orion Federal Credit Union and its employees’... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Ronald McDonald House is about ‘Framily’

Leland and his mom, Marisa, left their small-town home in Pennsylvania and arrived in Memphis in October 2014, just days after Leland was diagnosed with a brain tumor. "I honestly thought we’d be in a hotel type setting for the entire time we were down here,”Marisa said. “That was all I thought about. A few days after we arrived we received a call that we were being moved to ‘RMH’ and I had no idea what that even meant." With no idea what to expect, Marisa packed up what... Read More
Posted by John Parie at Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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  • Parents Night In Jan 24
    Last night was the first special event of 2020 at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Parents Night In allowed kids to be on one side of the House and parents on the other. There were crafts for both g...
  • A Cajun Christmas Dec 18
    The Cajun Christmas group was founded by Jeff and Sonya Rollo who are the parents of Wesley Rollo.  Wes was a RMHC-Memphis resident several years ago.  The family wanted to give back so las...
  • From Lego Night to Candy Sushi Oct 3
    The activities at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis are endless.    Building with Legos and making sushi with candy are just two of the recent actiivity nights at the House.
  • Decorating Cookies Sep 18
    Last night's activity for residents was decorating cookies.