Author: Kayla

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta is a place of comfort for families with seriously ill or injured children seeking medical treatment in an Edmonton facility. But it is more than just a place of rest – it is where families can support each other and be close to their children when they are needed…

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Thanks to a generous donor Jordan and his dad, Scott, had a special father and son evening attending an Edmonton Oilers game. While O Canada played throughout the arena, Scott held his son close and sang at the top of his lungs, thankful and proud to be in a country where his son’s medical needs are cared…

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Ted Schenk had just retired when he saw a spotlight about the RMHCNA Shuttle Program on the news. He thought it might be the perfect opportunity to volunteer, and he it’s safe to say that since that moment Ted has become a treasured member of our Army of Kindness. Along with driving the shuttle, Ted…

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Volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House® devote a lot of time supporting the House in all of its programs and services. What inspires them to devote their time? Everyone has a different reason whether it’s giving back to the community, making a difference, learning new skills, or building on existing knowledge and credentials. Kere Sheppard…

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Caryn Halstead and Allison Secord are better known around RMHCNA as the Firegirls. Most recently they were volunteering their time for Meals That Mend: Frozen Edition, a program that they have championed from the very start. They have made hundreds of frozen meals for families at the House and in the hospital to enjoy, ensuring…

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Leah Johnson came to the Ronald McDonald House® in Edmonton as a Human Ecology practicum student. Since beginning her volunteer journey in January 2017 Leah has experienced working in the Guest Services Office, assisting the Meals That Mend program, connecting families with resources, and even working with our Teacher & Family Life Coordinator in the…

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This holiday season many people participated in Light the House by purchasing a paper bulb in support of the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. Thank you to all of the participating locations, donors, and volunteers who made our House a home for many families with seriously ill and injured children. Here are just a few of the…

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At our Ronald McDonald House we celebrated the holiday season and our Light the House campaign by hosting an open house on December 7, 2016. Our friends and partners toured the House and learned about all the new programs and services the House is providing to families with sick children. At 6:00pm all guests, including our…

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Roland Earl Scheetz, known affectionately to us as Papa Rolly, was born on February 5, 1949, and passed away on October 28, 2016. He was a family man and visionary through and through. From farmer to truck driver, from inventor to comedian, Papa Rolly did it all. But the one thing that stood strong through…

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This upcoming Wednesday, December 7, the Ronald McDonald House is hosting a Light the House event which allows people to drop by the House and enjoy some holiday treats with staff, friends, family and volunteers. I would definitely encourage anybody who is curious about the House to drop in between 12:00pm and 8:00pm. The House has…

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