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Thanks for Rockin’ with Us!

We want to send a huge thank you to each and every person who rocked their tee with us on Rock-A-Tee day!! Year after year, we are overwhelmed by the support we received from our community through this event, and this year was no different. Despite the social distancing restrictions placed upon us, you all

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Enlisting Hope from Former NICU families

The Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia is a home-away-from-home for families of children who are critically-ill or injured and are receiving medical treatment in the Roanoke area.  The mission of the House is not only to provide a place to stay and a warm meal to eat, but also to cultivate a sense of

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The Most Precious Gift

One of the things we treasure most here at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia is hearing from former guests and receiving photos like these. This is the Pritt family- you may remember them from when we featured their family in a post last year. The Pritts stayed with us for about a month

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

Whether processing donations of tab tops, cooking dinner for our guests, raking leaves in our yard, or helping ensure special events run smoothly- our volunteers truly are the heartbeat that keeps our mission going.  Each volunteer brings unique talents and passions with them to every shift in a sort of labor of love. We know

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Free Printable Activities for Kids

These days, many families are going through challenging times. Our lives have all been disrupted, and we know some children are struggling to adjust to missing school and their friends. In times like these, family connections are more important than ever. That’s why we’re inviting you to brighten a child’s day when you download and

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COVID-19 Brings Changes to Meals and Family Room Programs

Due to the recent restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel both our Meals from the Heart and Family Room programs. Unfortunately for our guests, this means that they will no longer receive a hot, prepared dinner at the House, nor will they be able to stop by the Family Room at the

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How to Help from Home

Here at RMHC-SWVA, we appreciate and rely on our volunteers and donations from our community. However, the health and well-being of our families and their children is still our number one priority. Therefore, due to widespread cases of the flu and concerns for the spread of the coronavirus, we are asking for your help in

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Shamrock Shake

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Did you know that in 1974, sales from the shake helped to build the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia?! The mission began when the daughter of a Philadelphia Eagles player was being treated for Leukemia. Together with with a local McDonald’s Owner

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Hearts of Hope Participators

AllState Bedford Primary School Coke Consolidated Commonwealth Home Health Store Covington Schools – Amanda Burns Fairview Elementary School Franklin County High School Gilbert Linkous Elementary School- Blacksburg, Virginia The Great 611 Steak Company Hollins University Humana Agents Liberty High School- Baseball Team Montgomery County High School – Craig Hixon North Cross Lower School Roanoke Valley

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Meet Gunner

We believe keeping families close to their child during a hospital stay is essential to their wellbeing.  It’s hard to explain what families go through and how simply having a place to stay makes a difference so we’ll just share Amber’s story and introduce you to Gunner. “Gunner has a slew of diagnosis. I believe

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