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Woman sleeping on recliner
April 25, 2019
Sleeping pods promote better sleep
Finding time and a place to sleep when you are the parent of a seriously ill child in the hospital is often challenging. It’s one of the reasons Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto...
Elsa and Edwin
April 24, 2019
Two babies, two Family Rooms
Aaron wasn’t expecting to feel relaxed after his wife, Nichapa, gave birth to twins prematurely. But the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto Family Room in Credit Valley Hospital...
Larissa and Dylan
April 18, 2019
McHappy Day: Three reasons to celebrate
McDonald’s restaurants are gearing up for McHappy Day on Wed. May 8, 2019. On this day, $1 from the sale of every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafé beverage will support Ronald McDonald...
Flower pot chocolate pudding
April 17, 2019
Make your own flower pot chocolate pudding
This flower pot chocolate pudding recipe is perfect for a family treat this spring. Your kids will love decorating their flower pot of chocolate “dirt” and it’s easy to make...
Volunteer folding laundry
April 17, 2019
The heart of RMHC Toronto
From April 7 to 13, we celebrated National Volunteer Week to thank the over 500 volunteers at our House and Family Rooms.  At RMHC Toronto, we believe that volunteers are the heart of our...
Anne-Marie with her son, Lucas
April 16, 2019
A mother's wish
By Anne-Marie MacKenzie My wish for Mother’s Day is a simple one: I want a quiet day at home with both of my children. I have spent much of the last 10 months afraid I’d lose one of...
Campers doing pet adoption activity
March 21, 2019
Five days of fun
Kids completing a pet adoption activity. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto ran a week-long March Break camp for the first-time last week. From March 11 to March 15, around 10...
Galaxy calm down bottle
March 21, 2019
Make your own galaxy at home
These bottles sparkle and shine with every move. Sometimes called ‘calm down’ bottles, they can be used to teach kids about sensory-processing or mindfulness. It’s also fun for...
Kelsey, Charlie and Bekah
March 20, 2019
Together at last
Two-year-old Charlie has a close bond with her mom and dad. That’s because she rarely spends a moment away from them. Charlie has a rare genetic disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria...
Mike Perkins
March 20, 2019
Energetic Mike
Mike Perkins with fellow Front Desk volunteer, Janet Sutton. If you arrive at RMHC Toronto on a Thursday afternoon and find Mike Perkins at the Front Desk, more than likely, he is going to be...
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