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RMHC-CNI Celebrates 45 Years of Serving Families

In 2022, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana celebrates 45 years of helping families get better together. This year, we celebrate and honor the families, volunteers, staff, donors, and partners who have been essential to fulfilling our mission: We exist so families can get better together.
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RMHC-CNI Celebrates 45 Years of Serving Families

In 2022, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana celebrates 45 years of helping families get better together. This year, we celebrate and honor the families, volunteers, staff, donors, and partners who have been essential to fulfilling our mission: We exist so families can get better together.

December Volunteer of the Month – Bridget Leiser

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For November, meet the Junior Board of Northbrook, who have been providing delicious meals to guest families at our House near Comer Children's for 17 years.

November Volunteers of the Month – Junior Board of Northbrook

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For November, meet the Junior Board of Northbrook, who have been providing delicious meals to guest families at our House near Comer Children's for 17 years.

Jack and Owen Walker’s Family

When Jack Walker had surgery at 6 months old to repair a congenital heart defect, his family was grateful to be introduced to Ronald McDonald House, where Amy and Bryan were able to stay with their daughter, Evelyn, and close to Jack during his surgery and recovery. They were so inspired by the support they received that they decided to start an annual fundraiser to create care packages for families.

October Volunteer of the Month – Yvette Barnabas

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For October, meet Yvette Barnabas, who has become a welcome face at our RMH near Lurie Children's over the past four years.

Mary Alice Kunz’s Family

Mary Alice doesn’t remember the first time her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House 11 years ago, but her parents do. But after her most recent visit for heart...

September Volunteer of the Month – Joanna Snobel

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For September, meet Joanna Snobel, who has been a welcome face at our RMH near Comer Children's for more than two decades.

You Helped Give Families 3,350 More Nights Together

Over the past six weeks, we've shared the stories of the Vale family, the Reynoso family, the Sullivan family, and the Schultz family - just four of the thousands of families we serve each year. Thanks to your support this summer, we are able to provide more than 3,350 nights for families like theirs.

August Volunteer of the Month – Jenny Shilgalis

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlight a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For August, meet Jenny Shilgalis, who always makes families staying at our Ronald McDonald Family Room feel welcome and comfortable.

New Mural Shares Message of Hope and Togetherness

A new mural inspired by the imagination of a child who benefited from our services is now on display, sharing inspiratlional themes of love, hope, and togetherness. Located on the 1-90/94 expressway, the mural takes the viewer on a three-step journey that a family would embark on to find medical care.
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