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  • A birthday cake with candles encouraging families to pledge their birthday in support of Ronald McDonald House families.

    Be a Birthday Hero

    Imagine if your birthday could make a difference in the lives of families with sick children.  It can! Heidi decided to turn her 10th birthday into a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. “Last year, one of my friends spent a lot of time at the IWK and stayed in a couple of different Ronald McDonald […]

  • A group of people sitting around a table playing with Rubik's Cubes.

    Family Fun

    Caroline Guinard bought her first Rubik’s Cube in middle school when she randomly picked one up at a science museum gift shop. After watching videos online and reading articles, she taught herself how to solve it. Now she’s bringing her hobby to Ronald McDonald House where she’s been volunteering for the past year. “When I […]

  • Four golfers standing together.

    Hole in One

    For one lucky golfer, our 20th Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic turned out to be the best one yet. Barry Gaul from Scotiabank, a regular participant in our tournament, experienced an unforgettable moment when he sunk a hole in one for a $25,000 prize! “Our last shot of the day was for a hole in one […]

  • People standing in a group.

    A Beautiful Partnership

    In 2016, Ronald McDonald Houses across the country entered a beautiful partnership with Chatters Salons. Chatters chose Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada as their charity partner for their “Beautiful Cause” event in May of last year. The event raised $56,000 with proceeds split evenly across all 15 Houses in Canada. In addition to last […]

  • Becca Schofield standing in front of some trees.

    #BeccaToldMeTo

    It is impossible not to be inspired by Becca Schofield. This past December, at the age of seventeen, her doctors told her that the brain cancer she had been battling for the past two years was now terminal. Within 24 hours of receiving this devastating news, she posted to Facebook. “I’m excited to write my […]

  • Ashley McKim preparing some coffee.

    The Importance of Family

    Ashley McKim has been a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Moncton since the very beginning. “I remember when I was told about the exciting new volunteer opportunity at The Moncton Hospital in the summer of 2011,” recalls Ashley. “I got to tour the Moncton Family Room while it was still under construction […]

  • BrandSource. Thanks to the BrandSource retailers who raised $16,810 for us in 2016 through the Thanks for the Helping Hand! Project. Thanks for the helping hand!

    BrandSource Lends a Helping Hand

    For nearly a decade, BrandSource Canada and its Maritime retailers have been incredible partners of Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic helping us to keep families close when it matters most. Over the years they have donated many of the appliances and furnishings that make our House a home including washers, dryers, fridges, televisions, bed frames, […]

  • Teaching a child to have fun with science.

    Experimenting With Science

    Stephanie Bourne and Neha Siddhartha have been bringing some fun to the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Halifax in the form of science. Both Dalhousie University students have been volunteering with Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic for more than two years and currently volunteer together on the Sunday afternoon shift. “When I first started volunteering […]

  • Your Gratitude Number helps keep families close! Find yours at gratitudenumber.ca

    What’s Your Gratitude Number?

    It’s a gift to be with our loved ones this time of year. This holiday season, 18 families each night will rely on Ronald McDonald House in Halifax to keep them close to each other and the care their sick child needs. Find your family’s #GratitudeNumber and start a fun new tradition that helps support […]