November 2017
   
Ronald McDonald House of Providence e-Newsletter
   
  
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Red Shoe Gala 

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Red Shoe Gala on October 28th. It was a huge success and thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees we raised over $100,000.
Thanks to our photographers 
Gene Hutnak & Reinhard Sokol,  
take a look at some  photos from the evening! 
Hello Friends,
Here at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence we have so much to be thankful for...
- Breakfasts shared with loved ones
- Family dinners around the table
- Bedtime stories in a cozy bed
- Love and support of our wonderful volunteers
- Tremendous kindness of our donors
Today there are 28 families staying with us, 4 of them are here for day use. 12 families are from Massachusetts, 11 are from Rhode Island, 3 are from Connecticut and we have 1 family from South Carolina & 1 from California. Whether they are here for their newborn child at Women & Infants Hospital or for their teenager at Hasbro Children's Hospital, all of them will do what ever it takes for their child. 
Thanksgiving dinner will be served for all of the families at RMH Providence, prepared by a group of generous volunteers.
I'd like to extend a personal thank you to all of our supporters.  It's because of you  that we've been able to provide comfort and support to over 5,000 families over the years. We will continue to keep families close when it means the most, 365 days a year.
Happy Thanksgiving ~
Michael G. Fantom
Save the Date for #GivingTuesday
This is a day that everyone can rally around - it's a chance to make a difference in your community at an organization that's close to your heart. We hope you'll choose RMH Providence! 
You don't have to be a world leader or a billionaire to give back. #GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things.
There are many ways to get involved and support RMH Providence:
Make a year-end gift  If you're thinking of making an  year-end gift , please consider supporting the  families of RMH Providence. 
Adopt A Family  Provide all the care and comfort needed for families to focus their energy on their  sick child.  You can adopt a Night, a Weekend, a Week or a Month. Keep reading for more info! 
Buy A Brick  Honor a loved one, a teacher or a mentor with a customized brick that will be placed in our courtyard with other memorials.
Donate goods  Just like at your house, we always need household items. Check out our  Wish List webpage   for our current needs and consider hosting a Wish List Drive.
Volunteer your time  Volunteers keep our House running. Your skills will be put to good use here. Check out our  Volunteer Application   to join an amazing group! 
- Double your gift  Does your company match employee donations? U se this search tool to see if  your donation can be doubled!
- Share our message  We're on social media and we can always use more friends. Please follow us and use your voice to share our Mission.
Adopt A Family - during the holidays and throughout the year.  
The Adopt a Family program provides generous donors with an opportunity to fund the expenses associated with a family's stay. 
Without RMH Providence, families would sleep in hospital waiting areas, in their cars or have to turn to local hotels with an average cost of $154 per night. It costs approximately $150 per night to provide services for a family of 4. Families are asked for a $10 per night contribution. However, no family is ever turned away for their inability to pay.
When you Adopt a Family, you help provide all the care and comfort needed for families to focus their energy on their sick child. Your donation directly impacts the families who call the Ronald McDonald House "home" while their child receives medical treatment.
You can adopt a Night ($150), a Weekend ($300), a Week ($700) or a Month ($3,000). Your generosity, at any level, is valuable and appreciated.
Help fund a family's stay or contact  Nicole Anderson for more information.
Adopt A Room
A sincere thank you to Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation for continuing to support RMH Providence through our Adopt A Room Program.
Thank you to all of our current Adopt A Room Sponsors Have you ever wondered what our bedrooms look like?  Take a virtual tour!
Shopping online this year?
You can give back to RMH Providence when you shop online.  Shop for everyone on your list this holiday at  smile.amazon.com/ch/05-0434218  and Amazon will donate to us.
YOU can help keep families close by purchasing an engraved brick or granite paver for someone special in your life.  Our courtyard is a calming, beautiful respite where our guests can relax and focus on hope and healing.  Order a custom brick and your message of support will be placed in our courtyard.
Be a part of the legacy of RMH Providence!
Ronald McDonald House of Providence
45 Gay Street Providence, RI 02905
(401) 274-4447