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November Volunteer of the Month - Kathy Comperchio

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For November, meet Kathy Comperchio, whose years of dedication have made a difference for countless families.
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November Volunteer of the Month – Kathy Comperchio

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For November, meet Kathy Comperchio, whose years of dedication have made a difference for countless families.

COVID-19 Program Update & How You Can Help Families

As we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where families with hospitalized children can get better together. Learn how you can help.

October Volunteer of the Month – Cheryl McGarrity

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For October, meet Cheryl McGarrity, whose incredible work on the gardens at our House near Central DuPage Hospital bring a breath of fresh air to families.

Joile Sullivan’s Family

By now, we all know the incredible challenges of living in a COVID-19 world: navigating remote school, working, keeping your family safe and healthy. Now imagine all of that while your child is in the hospital far from home. The Sullivan family knows exactly how it feels.

In Memory of Dr. Ed Baum

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana lost one of its heroes last week when former pediatric oncologist Dr. Edward S. Baum passed away on October 3. Dr. Baum was one of our founders and whose values we still live by. His legacy continues to be felt by the 162 families served each day at our Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms, and Care Mobiles across Chicagoland, and by thousands of families served by more than 680 RMHC programs around the world.

September Volunteer of the Month – Nicoletta Salvatore

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For September, meet Nicoletta Salvatore, a member of our Teen Advisory Council, who has volunteered her talents for more than two years.

Blackbaud Data Breach

In May of 2020, an RMHC-CNI third-party data management vendor experienced a security breach, which has since been resolved. Per the vendor, encrypted sensitive identifiable information such as credit card and banking information was not compromised. At this time, RMHC-CNI has no reason to believe that the data was further compromised or shared elsewhere. The protection and proper use of sensitive personal information of our stakeholders is important to RMHC-CNI and we will continue to take all necessary safeguards and precautions with your data.

Owen Gumm’s Family

Baby Owen made his debut on February 13 to overjoyed parents. Kristine was discharged two days later, but because Owen was born at only 33 weeks, his stay in the NICU lasted a bit longer. To stay close to Owen, Chris and Kristine moved into the Ronald McDonald House, where they stayed for more than a month.

August Volunteer of the Month – Debbie Petropoulos

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For August, meet Debbie Petropoulos, who brings her amazing talents and commitment to...