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We are so excited to announce the launch of a new fundraising program, Keys of Hope™ Through this new program, any participating real estate team or car dealership will donate a portion of each home or car sale to RMHC-SWVA. 100% of these proceeds will stay local to help keep families close to their children

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Our Extended RMHC Family

When guests stay with us, they forever become a part of our extended RMHC family. Throughout their stay, we join in their celebration of milestones as they navigate the journey of having a child in the hospital and we rejoice with them when they are finally able to return home. One of our greatest joys

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COVID-19 Update

To our loyal supporters- you are such an integral part of our Mission and so we wanted to reach out to provide you with an update on our House and how we have been progressing through this pandemic. Guest Family Admissions On March 21st, we received directives from our RMHC Global leadership team to cease

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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 value our volunteers as an integral part of our family and rely on donations from our community to maintain our Mission.  While COVID-19 restrictions currently prevent us from inviting visitors and volunteers into our House, there are still many great ways you can help from home!! Check out these other great

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