The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland would not be possible without the donors and the volunteers who help provide comfort to families during their darkest times. Here are just a few of the thank you notes families share with us. Please know that your generosity of treasure and time is greatly appreciated by the more than 108,000 individuals we serve every year.
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing such a welcoming and loving home to our family during a time of struggle and pain. The staff is always so kind and cheerful and the events organized make the stay more fun and lets everyone escape their stress and problems for just a moment. We have stayed at many Ronald McDonald homes and have always had the most amazing and rewarding experience."
"The Family Room was wonderful. What a difference from other waiting rooms we have been in while my son had surgery. We met great families going through similar situations and were able to support each other. The room was very comfortable and having access to food was so nice. My son fell asleep in the ICU for a couple minutes, so I ran down and grabbed a sandwich. I was so appreciative!"
"After our daughter's diagnosis, I was able to find all the resources we needed in one place on RedTreehouse.org. For the first time since we learned the news, I felt supported and empowered to make the best choices for my family."
"Our son Simon was born one week ago. He was transferred to a Cleveland hospital hours after birth. He has made great strides in a week's time, and we will be bringing him home tomorrow. We would like to thank every volunteer and staff member for their hospitality and kindness. They truly make you feel like you're at home."
"Donating to RMH will change lives. It gives children and parents what they need more than anything - to be together - during what is potentially the most difficult time in their lives. I was once the sick child whose parents RMH kept with me. I donate not just to give back to those that helped my family, but because I know firsthand how it makes a world of difference for children and families. "
"Our daughter was born at 24 weeks weighing 1 pound 7 ounces. We will forever be grateful for the Ronald McDonald House. It was our home for almost 5 months. I don’t know what we would have done without them. This was 13 years ago. Today our daughter collects pop tabs, and we make a special trip to drop them off every time she has an appointment with her neurologist."
"My mother-in-law introduced me to RMH where she is involved in donating and volunteering at the House. I always believed that supporting the RMH makes such a amazing difference to families during a difficult time. However this past December I had my own experience with RMH and feel even more passionate about it. My daughter was transported downtown with a bad case of RSV. It was the scariest time of my life. The Family Room was the breath of fresh air that I needed. It was nice to see a friendly face and get a cup of coffee when I did not have time to run downstairs. The people at Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland do an incredible job. Thank you for all you do!"