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My family has a long volunteering history at the House (baking, donating gifts/clothing, general cleaning or task completion), but my first time was around 2012. It started with my mom – she works at ATCO and developed a relationship with RMHCNA to make them ATCO’s charity of choice. My dad is also a volunteer driver…

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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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The Rejuvenate Program is such a huge blessing to families living in the Ronald McDonald House®. Parents spend so much time at the hospital taking care of their children that they rarely have time for themselves. This program gives parents the opportunity to sign up for an hour of pampering or exercise, to clear their…

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It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and at RMHCNA it is very easy to see why. We are grateful that so many community members come to the House through the Helping Hands volunteer program and lovingly fill our kitchens with baking and cooking to feed our guests. In…

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When I first walked into Ronald McDonald House® to chat with Kristin, the Volunteer Services Manager, about a position I had no idea what a wonderful place it was. All I knew about it was the commercials I had seen on TV and the occasional news story, and I was interested in volunteering for a…

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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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The Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) is excited to announce its partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta in the Rejuvenation Project. Practitioners of various holistic health treatments will provide complimentary holistic health treatments to caregivers and their families who are staying at the House. This project will support individuals who have very little…

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The very first project that I took part in at the Ronald McDonald House® involved labelling and sealing that week’s batch of frozen meals for the Meals That Mend: Frozen Edition program. Matt, the Executive Chef & Program Coordinator, has done a phenomenal job of providing different meals for different taste buds, and even vegetarian…

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The Magic Room is a place of celebration at the Ronald McDonald House. It’s where House Heroes find hope and comfort, and yes… a little bit of magic. To bring that same magic to families in the Peace Region we opened a Magic Room in Grande Prairie. Thank you Wendi Nordell for donating your time…

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