Ronald McDonald
House Charities®
Northern California

Happy New Year!


On behalf of the staff at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California, we would like to send a special thank you to each and every individual and organization that donated time and gifts during this past year! We could not be more grateful for the all that we received and nothing is more rewarding than the joy you each brought to our families.

Mark Your Calendars

  • 2nd Annual Red Shoe Crawl
    Sunday, June 26th, 2011
  • 15th Annual RMHC Golf Classic
    Monday, August 29th, 2011

Wish List

  • Deodorant
  • Laundry detergent, powdered
  • Oatmeal packets
  • Paper towels
  • Raisins
  • Shortening
  • SOS pads
  • 409
  • 9 Volt Batteries
  • D Batteries

Online Donations

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2010 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sacramento Ronald McDonald House
Highlights
  • Total number of families served: 784
  • Average length of stay: 7 nights
  • Average room occupancy rate: 95%
  • Total number of families turned away due to lack of availability: 923

Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake
Highlights
  • Total number of participants: 768
  • Total number of disabilities and/or disadvantages present: 71
  • Number of camp sessions provided: 11

Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake Summer 2010 season has come to end!! We celebrated 18 years of camping with friends old and new. We were able to serve over 800 campers with disadvantages and disabilities.

The summer started with our traditional collaborative camping weeks with our longtime partners. Family Counseling Services from Reno, Nevada held a week of camp serving children who have been victims of sexual abuse. During their week of camp, children are provided with therapeutic sessions, as well as the traditional camp activities. The Sacramento Catholic Diocese's, Camp ReCreation, held two weeks of resident summer camp for campers with cognitive and physical disabilities. They featured a theme with a Recycle/Go Green theme. Hanot Foundation was successful with their 10th summer at Camp serving campers with cognitive and physical disabilities. And our oldest partner, Camp Signshine celebrated their 35th summer of camps for children who are deaf, hard of hearing or a child/sibling of someone that is deaf.

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake's own Lassen County Kids for local kids had a record breaking year of 89 campers and featured a successful partnership with Butte County Migrant Education. Our inaugural Camp Eagle Lake sessions for campers with disabilities served over 94 campers.

Campers in all sessions spent their days having both mountain and lakeside adventures with such adapted program activities as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, arts & crafts, drama, sports, nature walks, archery, and nutrition/cooking classes. Evening activities included dances, talent shows, carnivals, group games and of course campfires!

Red Shoe Crawl

Many thanks to all who participated in the Inaugural Red Shoe Crawl! The event was a huge success and well attended despite the 103 degree weather! Crawlers spread out into downtown and midtown Sacramento to sample the culinary delights of some of Sacramento's best restaurants. For those that came hungry, there were no disappointments. Participating restaurants included 3 Fires Lounge, Buckhorn Grill, Morgan’s Central Valley Bistro, Rubicon Brewing Company, Sapporo Grill, and Zocalo. In addition, participants were welcome to partake in the specialty cocktails featured at each location.

Most participants wore red shoes in honor of Ronald McDonald's trademark footwear. A few even got in the spirit by wearing coordinating red outfits!

Don't miss out on this year's event scheduled for June 26, 2011!

14th Annual RMHC Golf Classic

What a great turn out we had for the 14th Annual RMHC Golf Classic! The weather was an unusually cool-for-Sacramento 80 degrees which provided our golfers a great day of golf. Plus there were lots of activities throughout the day including our Hit the Pool on the driving range, the putting contest and the marshmallow hole where golfers have to hit a marshmallow the farthest.

A huge thank you goes to...

Zocalo and Fortaleza Tequila who provided refreshing margaritas and bartenders to our parched golfers; Southwest Airlines who stocked our goodie bags, provided course beverages donated tickets and provided volunteers;State Street Bank whose employees volunteered their time by manning all our course activities; Tori Wible of TW Photography who donated her time and expertise as our professional photographer; PING who donated to our goodie bags and also provided prizes out on the course; The golf committee who donated their time over the last few months organizing and planning; Sacramento Kings Dance Team who signed autographs and posed for pictures with our golfers.

Many thanks to our sponsors, restaurants, golfers, participants and volunteers for the Red Shoe Crawl and the RMHC Golf Classic. We couldn't have done it without you! All dollars raised go directly to benefit the children and families we serve at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake.

For additional information on either of these events including registration, auction or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Spees at 916.734.4230 or at

Ronald McDonald House Harvest Carnival

This year's Carnival showed the dedication, spirit and determination of over 250 volunteers who came out in the heavy rain to set up their booths for the carnival and make the event special for the families in our community. Fortunately, the rain stopped just in time for the children's arrival dressed as super heroes, bumblebees, and princesses!

Thanks to DJ Steve Fritts, there were over 100 people performing the electric slide out on the patio of the Ronald McDonald House. Hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy were accompanied with big smiles all evening.

Ronald McDonald House Holiday Party

We opened our doors to the community once again this year for our annual Holiday Party! Our guests were in full holiday spirit and celebrated with us on December 4th. Many took tours of the House and saw why RMHCNC is a place of comfort for so many! No holiday event would be complete without some tasty treats, live entertainment, and activities for all ages! The party was highlighted with Santa leading his elves on a toy run and all arriving on Harleys. Special thanks to The California National Guard for manning the BBQ and the Carmichael Emblem Club for serving the desserts!

Don't forget to take a look at all the fun we had in our online photo gallery.

Many thanks go out to all of our fabulous volunteers that made the Carnival and Holiday Party events possible!

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES IN THE COMMUNITY:

The International Academy of Design and Technology hosted "REBELution" an evening of fashion and photography to benefit The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House on Thurs., April 29th. The event emcee was HGTV's Design Star Matt Lock, and the event showcased the graphic and interior designs from IADT students for the new Sacramento Ronald McDonald House conference room!

The Sac Link hosted a free E-Waste and Shred day at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, May 1st . Thanks to the team of R.I.D., Motherlode Van & Storage, Biztech Plus, ADP, Cimarron Office Furniture, and Burketts Office Products the money raised will go directly to supporting our children and families. Many thanks to them for putting together such a successful event.

The 16th Annual Ken Little Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by The Martin-Brower Company took place this past year on Monday, May 24th at the Elkhorn Country Club in Stockton, CA. This event benefits Camp Ronald McDonald® at Eagle Lake in Susanville, CA. This tournament helps to further Camp Ronald McDonald's mission and allow children with all types of disabilities to experience the wonders of summer camp.

The Leadership Council at Western Career College raised money through a nacho cheese fundraiser to benefit RMHCNC! Such a fun (and yummy) way to raise funds and support our cause.

Tres Agaves in Roseville threw one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the region on May 5th . The event included Lucha Libre Wrestling, Salsa and DJ Dancing and of course, Margaritas! Tres Agaves Roseville partnered with the Ronald McDonald House to raise funds for our scholarship program, and a portion of proceeds were donated to RMHCNC!

I.B.A. Sacramento hosted a "Night With The River Cats" on May 7th at Raley Field. Thanks to funds raised by the employees of I.B.A Sacramento, the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House was presented with a check on field at a game!

Collicut Energy hosted a golf tournament on October 5th at Teal Bend to benefit RMHCNC. The event was supported by some beautiful weather to play some golf, have fun and support our Charity!

If you are interested in hosting your own event benefiting the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House or Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake, please contact Stephanie Spees at 916.734.4230

Volunteers in Action

We logged over 12,000 hours of volunteer time for 2010 and could not be more grateful to all the organizations and individuals that come out to assist us with all the necessary duties that come with maintaining a house!

As always, we'd like to send a very special thank you to the many organizations and individuals who have helped us out and participated in the Work Parties. These supporters fix, clean or set-up the random tasks we need done here at the House. We appreciate you all for cleaning the kitchens & playrooms and help keep the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House such an inviting place to stay for the 1,000 families that stay with us each year.

Special Thanks to:
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Zencar
  • Home Team Pest Defense
  • AutoTrader.com
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Breakin Bread
  • Vision Service Plan
  • Girls Scouts of America
  • Starbucks
  • Jody Allen
  • Intel
  • VSP
  • Home Team Pest Defense
  • Archoustics West
  • Accounting Society of Sacramento State
  • St. Peter's Lutheran School
  • Southwest Airlines
  • McCarthy Building Companies
  • Insphere Insurance

Volunteer Spirit Award Winner

Chuck Evans was selected as the "Salt of the Earth" Volunteer of the Year at this year's Volunteer Spirit Awards on October 29th. This award is given to a volunteer whose dependability, reliability, and never-say-never attitude is critical to the organization. Chuck's exemplary skills make him such a valuable asset, as he helps to maintain a safe and working environment for the 1000 families who stay at the House each year. No job is too big or small and Chuck Evans is most deserving of this award and are thankful to have him with us!
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2555 49th Street  •  Sacramento, CA 95817  •  Phone 916.734.4230  •  www.rmhcnc.org