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GiveBIG Extended Until 5/4

 

If you’ve been having difficulty donating for GiveBIG, you’re not alone! The site has been down for the majority of the day. It’s been a frustrating experience for everyone – and we thank you for your patience as the Seattle Foundation and their partners (donation service Kimbia) have been working on a technical solution. The Seattle Foundation has decided to extend GiveBIG until midnight tomorrow, 5/4! You can donate here on the official GiveBIG site- or, if you encounter difficulty, please visit our donation page and check “GiveBIG.”

Seattle Sounder Erik FribergAnyone who has donated, has scheduled a donation, or donates through our site for GiveBIG will still be entered to win a soccer ball signed by Erik Friberg, #28, and 10 tickets to the Seattle Sounders FC vs. NYC FC game on June 25th! Many thanks to our generous partner, the Seattle Sounders for making this possible. Spread the word and together, we can make this the greatest GiveBIG ever, despite technical glitches!

if there are any other updates regarding GiveBIG, we’ll let you know! We typically post our news first on social media, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you would like information in real time.

Wait…what is GiveBIG?

The Ronald McDonald House is joining more than 1,000 nonprofits in the Greater Seattle area in participating in GiveBIG, a one-day online fundraiser from the Seattle Foundation. Every donation you give to the House on the GiveBIG site will be stretched further by bonus matching funds from the Foundation so your money will support even more families at RMHC.

 

Volunteer for the Color Run!

The Color Run returns to Seattle on May 8th. This 5k fun run promises to be a good time, thanks to colored paint throws, colored foam zones, and even a Rainbow Beach party at the end of the finish line. If all of that sounds like your idea of paradise, join us as a volunteer!… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight: Coffee Cart

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we’re posting about a volunteer program you may not know about – our Coffee Hour with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Every other Wednesday at 3pm, regular RMHC volunteers Steve & Ann Moll take the Frog Elevator to the 6th floor of Seattle Children’s Hospital, where they greet anyone who wants… Continue Reading

Family Spotlight: The Lovealls

Six year old Elijah loves math, even though he’s just started kindergarten. “Hey Elijah, what’s 49 + 51?” asks his dad. The blonde kid with wide blue eyes takes a moment to think it over. “100!” he shouts, after figuring it out. “Nine plus one is ten, and four plus five is 9…” He goes… Continue Reading

Caleb Throws Out the Puck at Hockey Challenge 2016

Caleb and his family were on the ice on Saturday at the ShoWare Center to drop the puck for the Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Everett Silvertips game! Here’s a photo of the moment everyone was waiting for during Hockey Challenge 2016: the puck drop! Be sure to also check out the latest video of Caleb and… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: Jackie Soo

Jackie Soo got involved with the Hockey Challenge because of her passion for the sport. A natural athlete and Canadian, she has been playing hockey for over 18 years and skating since she was a child. She’s skated with the Hong Kong Women’s Team in several tournaments, and played locally against visiting teams from all… Continue Reading

Meet Caleb: Hockey Challenge Kid Captain

Meet Caleb: Hockey Challenge Kid Captain

Caleb is a seven year old kid who loves Star Wars, Angry Birds, Minecraft, and funny cat videos. His life in Richland, WA was ordinary until two weeks after his parents Ben and Sarah took him to a well-child visit. That’s when their lives changed forever – they found a tumor in his nose, about… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: Alice Tang

Alice Tang embodies the spirit of competition. She loves the challenge of hockey, comparing it to playing football or soccer on ice. “It’s this game that’s incredibly fast, really physical with sometimes bashing into people, though you try not to, and then of course, you realize that you have to do all this while balancing on teeny tiny bits of metal!”… Continue Reading

Interview with a Hockey Captain: John Barr

  We’ll be spotlighting some of the hockey captains who are leading the way for Hockey Challenge this February 27th. Keep your eyes peeled for more interviews in this series throughout the month!  John Barr is a hard-core hockey player and fan, dedicated to helping the Ronald McDonald House through the Hockey Challenge. He started… Continue Reading

First Ronald McDonald House to Open in Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ronald McDonald House at Alaska Native Medical Center to Open in 2017 Anchorage, AK (January 11, 2016) – The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska will expand their current partnership to include the first Ronald McDonald House® in Alaska on one floor of… Continue Reading

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At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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