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October 25, 2014
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Ronald McDonald House Charities
2323 Potosi St.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-252-4663

http://www.rmhlv.com

Mission

Our Mission: Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas creates and supports programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children in our community. The Ronald McDonald HouseĀ® is the cornerstone program of RMHC, and provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive critical medical treatment for their children.

Services

The best medicine for a child is having mom and dad at their side. As the only facility of its kind in Las Vegas, the Ronald McDonald House makes this possible by enabling families to be within moments of their child's hospital bedside.

The Ronald McDonald House offers a comfortable, caring environment where families can share stories and experiences with each other, helping to relieve feelings of isolation and helplessness. The staff and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House aim to meet guests' daily needs so that families are able to focus on their child's recovery. Some of these guest services include transportation; providing clothing and personal items; assistance finding counseling, memorial or legal services; and providing communication resources so that families can stay in touch with friends and family and conduct business while away from home.

You Can Help by Providing Goods

We accept any NEW and UNUSED items that can be used by our families or for special events and fundraisers. Due to the fragile health of the children, we cannot accept used items.

Target registry has gift ideas and suggestions for gift items for the families at the Ronald McDonald as well as items that the House needs on a daily basis. You can purchase items online and have them delivered to the House, or pick something up at a store and bring it to us yourself (you can get a House tour while you're here!).

House Wish List: includes items such as paper products, cleaning supplies, pantry items and office supplies.

Lunch Program List: contains items that are should be individually wrapped, snack sized, and ready to put in a boxed lunch to be delivered to families in the hospital.

You Can Help by Volunteering

House Volunteer - Help around the House with sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning common areas and bathrooms, organizing inside storage areas, taking out the trash, & making up guest rooms. Available Mondays thru Fridays. Must commit to a regular schedule.

Office Volunteer - Help in the office with filing, assembling mass mailings, organizing storage areas, taking inventory of supplies, assembling event materials, running errands, etc.. Available Mondays thru Fridays. Must commit to a regular schedule.

Building and Grounds Maintenance - Tasks include changing light bulbs, repair & maintenance, sweeping outside areas, organizing outside storage units, moving boxes & furniture, loading & unloading supplies, & picking up trash. Scheduling availability varies.

Hospital Lunch Program - Prepare &/or deliver sack lunches, stuffed animals & toys to UMC and Sunrise children's hospitals. Available Mondays thru Fridays. Must commit to a regular schedule. Volunteers can also help by decorating lunch bags** (great for kids) and donating lunch items off of the Lunch Wish List. (** lunch bags are pre-stamped and must be picked up at the Ronald McDonald House.)

Dinner Program - Prepare & serve dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Can be scheduled any day of the year based on availability; dinner must be served at 6pm. Please see our Dinner Calendar for available dates, and download our Dinner Guidelines for a complete list of requirements. Great for groups!

Special Events - Help with event set-up and tear-down, registering & greeting participants, passing out event materials, serving food & beverages, selling raffle tickets, loading & unloading supplies, running errands, etc. Please see Event Calendar for upcoming events; specific tasks will vary depending on event.

Pop Tabs - Collect the pull tabs from aluminum cans and containers and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House. The tabs are made of a high-grade aluminum which we recycle - the proceeds then go directly to help families staying at the House. The program runs all year long, and collected tabs may be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House anytime.

You Can Help by Offering Your Services

Professional Services - Includes repairs & maintenance, grant writing, fundraising, PR/marketing/advertising, printing, photography, entertainment services, (balloons, floral arrangements, DJ, event production, etc.), personal services (massage, beauty, salon/spa).

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