Posted in America, Causes, Ronald McDonald House

THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE!

I am a member of the Ronald McDonald House and have been for a while.  Here’s a history of it:

 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE IS BORN.

Working as a pediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Evans saw families spend night after night in the hospital while their children received life-saving medical treatment. She knew there had to be a better way, and envisioned a simple house where families could stay during these stressful and uncertain times

Ronald McDonald House

At the same time, the Philadelphia Eagles were raising funds in support of player Fred Hill, whose daughter Kim was in treatment for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. When the Eagles General Manager Jimmy Murray approached St. Christopher’s about making a donation, Dr. Lawrence Naiman suggested there was an even greater need for funds resting with Dr. Evans. Jimmy Murray met Dr. Evans and quickly learned of her concept of a home for families. He reached out to McDonald’s with the idea that they could offer the proceeds from their Shamrock Shake sales to benefit this new house. McDonald’s agreed, and the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House was born on October 15, 1974.

DETROIT BECOMES THE 11TH LOCATION.

Virginia head shot Ronald McDonald

The idea quickly spread around the United States. Many physicians and parents wondered if the same idea could work here in Detroit. With guidance from the national McDonald’s Corporation, the doors of RMHC Detroit opened in November of 1979, adjacent to the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, becoming the 11th Ronald McDonald House location to open.

Since the opening of the Detroit house, locations have also opened in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. There are more than 300 Ronald McDonald House locations around the world.

Hey guys, it’s a great thing and a great feeling to help someone else.  Talk to you later.

Jenny

Online Reference: https://rmhc-detroit.org/about-us/history/

 

Posted in Book, Kids and reading, Library, reading, School, School Fun

FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL ARE GREAT!

 

Hi Guys,

Well, I know that things have settled down for you now that school is in session.  I am sure that many of you have chosen clubs to be in before and after school, too.  I heard that at one high school they had a robotics club, where the students spend the semester making a robot that they can enter into competition to see who wins!  That sounds so exciting!  

Then I heard that there is a reading club at another school.  You know that’s the one I love the most. Reading opens the world up to you.  Just think if you want to know more about robotics, just grab a book at the library and read it.  You’ll learn a lot.  

I know a woman who is an author and she travels once a year to a reading conference and sits with students of all ages.  These students all have a desire to be writers themselves.  Say, that’s a good idea.  Have you ever had the desire to write a book?  Drop me a line if you have.  I’d like to talk with you about it.  Make sure it’s all right with Mom and Dad.  Just leave me a comment on this blog so I can get to you, and I’ll be glad to talk to you about it.

Do you see the picture above, with all the kids raising their hands to answer the question?  That’s what I want to make sure all of you do.  Reading makes you smarter, too.  So, keep it simple and read a book.  Talk to you later.

Jenny