Family 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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  • Christmas in July Jul 20
    Last night, July 19th, we hosted our annual Christmas in July.  Our families were treated to crafts, a visit from Santa Claus and lots of gifts all courtesy of Ronald McDonald House.  Our n...
  • July Parents Night In Jul 13
    On July 12th, we  hosted our monthly parents night in event.  The children were treated  to crafts and also a performance by Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group and Alexis White.&n...
  • Gold Strike Casino sponsors CAMP in June Jul 12
    Each day at the CAMP sponsored by Gold Strike Casino had different themes.  We had western day, international day, under the sea day, and all things painting day.  There were crafts, games, ...
  • RMHC Memphis Hosts Spring Camp Jul 11
    In Apriil, we hosted a Spring Camp and invited all of the other houses.  Each day we had different activities and meals.  We played giant yard games (Jenga, Kerplunk, Connect 4, Yahtzee), ha...