Ronald McDonald
House Charities®
Northern California

Ronald McDonald House Charities
in the Community

  • Joe's Crab Shack: The Old Sacramento Joe's Crab Shack hosted a fundraiser for RMHCNC August 13th-16th! 10% of customer's checks went to our Charity when they brought in the fundraiser flyer. We could not be more grateful for all of Joe's Crab Shack's help!

  • Collicutt Energy: Collicutt Energy hosted a beautiful golf tournament at Teal Bend Golf Course on September 11, with all of the proceeds benefitting RMHCNC. They raised $25,000 for our Charity. Thank you Collicutt Energy for all of your support!

  • C.E.A.R.: Our Charity partnered with C.E.A.R. for an E-Waste recycling event on Friday, September 14th! We ended up raising over 100,000 pounds of E-Waste and 10 percent of all those proceeds benefitted RMHCNC. Thank you, C.E.A.R.!

  • Admail West: Admail West gave RMHCNC and UC Davis Children's Hospital $1 for every new 'like' on Facebook, follow on LinkedIn, or follow on Twitter! We earned a great amount of support just by people clicking 'like' on their page. Thanks for supporting us, Admail West!

Zach Pickett

A local high school senior from Cameron Park, Zach Pickett, checked into our House recently due to a tragic diving accident. Pickett, the junior class president at Ponderosa high and member of the Water Polo and Swim teams, had just finished his lifeguarding shift at Cameron Park when he dove into the water to cool off. He dove into an unseen sandbar, crushing his 7th vertebrae and instantly losing feeling in his legs. Zach was transferred to receive care at Shriners hospital and has recently started to regain feeling in his upper torso, arms, fingers, and he is now breathing unassisted! Zach's mother Judy explained how grateful she and her family are to call RMHCNC their home. "The Ronald McDonald House has provided us with much more than a place to stay," commented Judy, "they have given us the ability to focus on being a positive, stable source of support for our son." We are wishing Zach a speedy recovery and all of our thoughts go out to he and his family!

Check out more of Zach's story here: www.thepickettfence.org or www.facebook.com/ZachPickettFundraiser

Mark Your Calendars

Give A Hand

From November 10th thru the 20th, McDonald's customers in the U.S. can support RMHCNC through the Give A Hand in-restaurant program. Customers can purchase a paper "Give A Hand" for $1, $3, or $5 at participating restaurants and all proceeds will go to support RMHCNC.

RMHCNC Holiday Party

Saturday, December 1st is our annual Holiday Party/Toy Run/Open House from 1-3 PM! Join us for food, entertainment, tours of the House and Santa riding on a Harley! Please bring a canned food item or unwrapped toy! *We are currently looking for a DJ to entertain our guests at this event, therefore if you know someone who may be interested, please contact Lois at 916.734.4226!

Wishlist Items

  • Plastic Spoons
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher soap - powdered
  • Grocery store/Walmart/Target gift cards
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned Chili
  • Canned stew

Tempur-Pedic Bed Donation

Our families are now getting a great night of sleep thanks to mattress donations from Tempur-Pedic! Tons of volunteers came out and helped install over $71,000 worth of new mattresses into our House! All the families are now resting comfortably after their long days at the hospital. A huge thank you goes out to Tempur-Pedic for all of their support.

Donation Shout outs!

A big thanks to Mr. Rooter, Barnum & Celillo Electric, Roebbelen, S&J Windows, Rainbow International, and Motel 6 for their recent donations! We are so grateful for all of their contributions!

Coinstar

You know those cool green Coinstar machines in your local grocery stores? They can do magical things, including turning your coins into a donation to our Charity! Go to any of the local kiosks and select "Donate to RMHC" and your change will end up benefitting the families staying at our house. Kids and families can raise money by doing anything from starting class penny competitions to holding bake sales! Visit our website to learn about how your coins can provide hope, support, and strength to children and families in need.

RMHCNC Golf Classic

On August 27, 2012 we hosted our 16th Annual RMHC Golf Classic at Catta Verdera Country Club. Once again this was a sold out event and our golfers had a great time out on the course. Thanks to the generous support of local sponsors, auction donors, and volunteers, this event was a huge success, raising a significant amount of funds to help lift our children and families to a better tomorrow. We'd like to acknowledge Roseville & Sacramento Hyundai for their amazing support to this tournament!

Red Shoe Crawl

The 3rd Annual Red Shoe Crawl took place on June 24th! People from all over busted out their red shoes to honor Ronald McDonald's trademark footwear. The event showcased Sacramento's best downtown and midtown restaurants. This year's event was a huge success with over 500 attendees and 20 participating restaurants that came together to benefit our families! We want to give a big thank you to all of our awesome sponsors!

3 Fires Lounge, 58 Degrees & Holding Co, Ambrosia Café, Broadacre Coffee, Buckhorn Grill, Café Bernardo, Cayla's Cakes & Bakes, Grange Restaurant & Bar, Lucca Restaurant & Bar, Mama Kim on the Go, Mayahuel, Monsoon Cuisine of India, Morgan's Restaurant , Pieces Pizza, Pizza Rock. Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery , Rubicon Brewery, Trey B. Cakes Gourmet Bakery & Eatery



Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake successfully hosted its 20th summer camp program this year. It's hard to believe that just 20 years ago, we started with a crew of 30 campers, which has since turned into over 13,000! Celebrating the 20th year came with some fun activities! Camp Ronald McDonald held its 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast over Memorial Day weekend, which helped raise over $3,500 to help local kids attend camp. There was also a special Fourth of July Family Day this year, where over 80 parents and community members came and enjoyed their holiday participating in fun activities, such as archery and canoeing!

This year, our Campers spent a week under the sun enjoying various activities from arts and crafts, drama, sports, outdoor education, waterfront activities, and nutrition education. The campers also took pleasure in campfires, carnivals, talent shows, dances, Special Olympics, and enchanted night hikes. Camp Ronald McDonald, a beautiful layout and environment, is home to nine cabins, two shower houses, a dining hall, amphitheater, campfire pit, beach volleyball court, sand pit, dock and water front, basketball court, and plenty of grassy playing fields.

Our summer schedule included various programs, from: Camp ReCreation, Family Counseling Services, Camp Eagle Lake, Camp Signshine, Hanot Foundation, Camp Lots-A-Fun, and Lassen County Kids Week.
  • Family Counseling Services celebrated its 16th summer this year, providing services to children who have been sexually abused. These campers participated in all the exciting activities of camp and were able to participate in group therapy that will lend the campers tools for the future.
  • Camp ReCreation celebrated its 11th summer at Camp this year, a summer program with three different sessions filled with Stars, Stripes, and Olympics theme. Camp ReCreation provides campers with developmental disabilities the opportunity for fun, social interaction, skill development, and spiritual growth.
  • For our 19th summer we held Lassen County Kids summer camp. Lassen County Kids is our local camp and serves children from the local community of Lassen County. This year we had a great turnout, with tons of campers and counselors showing up to participate in all the fun activities. Most of our counselors, who are such a big part of making our summer GREAT, came from Susanville and the Sacramento area.
  • Camp Eagle Lake held an 8 day session this summer, for its 3rd year in a row. The Camp Eagle Lake program provides campers with developmental disabilities with a program that promotes individuality. For the second year in a row, they partnered with 4H Military Camps to include campers with special needs whose parents are in the military!
  • For its 18th year, Camp Signshine offered a unique opportunity for those hearing impaired children, as well as their siblings and children of deaf parents, to interact with their peers in a fun, traditional, camp setting.
  • Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake also hosts the Hanot Foundation which serves developmentally disabled adults and provides them with a warm, supportive, and loving environment that is the least restrictive for an adult individual. The Hanot Foundation celebrated its 13th year this summer!
  • Camp Lots-A-Fun celebrated its first year at Camp Ronald McDonald with a week-long session this year for children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities. This camp provided care for the families of the campers, while helping them develop their social interaction skills with fun camp activities!
And finally, a big shout-out and THANK YOU to all of our wonderful program specialists and food service interns! Our fantastic and creative camp counselors came from all over the world, including places such as Mexico, California, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas!


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