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Happy World Sleep Day!

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Have you ever laid on a comfortable mattress and let the muscles you didn’t know were tense relax? We’ve all been there, but for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, that might be their first restful moment of the day. Whether they’ve been surrounded by beeping machines in the NICU with their premature baby or are dealing with a racing mind thinking of upcoming chemotherapy treatments their child soon endure, we know families need a good night’s sleep. Thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities’ partnership with Tempur Sealy International, families can rest their bodies and recharge their minds on our wonderful Tempur-Pedic mattresses that they generously donated 

Thank you to the Tempur Sealy International team for providing 34 mattresses for our 17 guest rooms to help our families get a good night’s rest and stay strong for their children receiving medical treatment. This contribution makes a tremendous impact on our families so they can continue to care for and support their sick child in the hospital 

 

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Meet the Hulen Family

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“I was super scared when I found out I was having quintuplets,” Megan Hulen said. She and her husband Josh were a mix of ecstatic and terrified when doctors told them they were about to welcome in five babies, a one in 43 million chance.

When doctors advised the couple to deliver in Fargo, 278 miles from their hometown of Surrey, ND, Megan and Josh had a million questions, but after discovering there was a Ronald McDonald House, they felt instant relief. Familiar with Ronald McDonald House Charities after the birth of their second son in Colorado they knew they could once again count on RMHC!

“Being pregnant with that many babies made me high-risk, and it was already stressful not knowing what was coming or how things would progress. Staying at the House helped tremendously as it took a lot of stress off me, not just financially, but we were able to have our family together,” Megan said looking back.

For 73 nights, the Hulen’s stayed with their two boys – stress and cost-free! On September 2, 2020, within a matter of minutes, Allison, Madison, Emma, Adam, and Chloe were born with little complication – the first set of quintuplets in North Dakota!

To hear the full story, make sure to register for this year’s virtual Sweetheart Ball! Program and silent auction bidding is free, but you can order a Sweetheart Ball in a Box delivered straight to your door. Don’t wait! https://www.rmhcfargo.org/events/sweetheart-ball/

Baby in NICU

We’re Celebrating Prematurity Awareness Month!

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This Prematurity Awareness Month, we’d like to shine some awareness on so many families who leave the hospital after giving birth without their babyDuring one of the scariest and uncertain times of new parents’ livesRonald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is there with more than just a bed to sleep in. This month is near and dear to our hearts because 44% of the families we served in 2019 were here because of their premature baby who was fighting every day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  

Through their stay, we are here to offer support and want to make sure that all a family has to worry about is helping their childMany of the parents we serve did not have time to prepare at home before their baby arrived. We hope to ease some of those strains by providing some essentials parents may need in our Petite Boutique! Here, parents can fill a bag of items they may not have had time to grab because their bundle of joy made an early appearance into the world. Preemies need smaller clothes and diapers so many families grab those items, as well as blankets, toys, bottles and so much more! Thanks to community donations, this room is a saving grace for families as they transition into their new home routine. Together, we can give every family the best possible start.  

If you’d like to help support families with babies born prematurely, please check out our wishlist for the Petite Boutique!

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We had a swingin’ good time fore RMHC

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A month that starts with fireworks is sure to be exciting. This July, we held our 2020 RMHC of the Red River Valley Golf Tournament Presented by McDonald’s Restaurants a little differently than last year, and it was still a big hit!  

Admittedly, when we first started planning the tournament, we were nervous but on July 12, 13, & 14, 124 golfers took to the course at Meadows Golf Course in Moorhead, MN, to help support the RMHC mission! With the generosity of our community, we were able to offer swag bags full of goodies, a bingo card to win a drawing, and we encouraged use of the hashtag #ForeRMHC so we could follow along!  

To help share our mission, we added new hole signs with correlating fun facts about Ronald McDonald House & Ronald McDonald Family room. These included things such as: 

  • Hole 2: There are TWO living rooms & laundry rooms for families to relax, hang-out, and do some laundry. 
  • Hole 12: In 2015, a second Ronald McDonald House location was added in Fargo at 1330 18th Ave S, raising the capacity to TWELVE families. 
  • Hole 18: In 2018, we opened the new Ronald McDonald House that has an art room, game room, playroom, two kitchens, and so much more to better serve family needs. 

In total, we were able to raise over $29,000 towards keeping families together while they stay near to their critically ill child in the hospital. 

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Buying local supports RMHC!

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As we face the uncertainty that has come with COVID-19, we have seen the power of community in the Fargo Moorhead area. We want to continue to support those who have supported us this past year. In February, we asked companies for their support in our Sweetheart Ball. Listed below are the companies that made our Annual Sweetheart Ball a huge success!  

Did you know that you can support these local businesses and support RMHC at the same time?! Check out more information on our NEW Round-up program here or simply Text RMHCFargo to 269-89 and connect your debit or credit card so you can start collecting your spare change for a donation to help families stay together.  

So many businesses have come up with innovative ways to stay open to their customers during this time! 

Support Local + Do Good = Win Win Win  

 

Beauty  

Adae Salon

Affinity Day Spa and Salon

Altaire Clinic

Blonde Ambition

Blush Salon

Catalyst 

Edward Arthur & Co Salon 

Hair By Amy Rose

Josef’s School of Hair, Skin and Body

Salon Biz – Joelle King

 

Creative 

Chipper, LLC

Flint Group

Midwest Communications

Moroch

Tellwell

 

Drinks 

4e Winery 

Babb’s Coffee House

Beans Coffee Bar

Dr. Pepper

Fargo Brewing Co.

Front Street Taproom

Happy Harry’s

Johnson Brothers

Junkyard Brewing

Red River Coffee Co.

 

Eats 

Blackbird Woodfire Pizza

Breadsmith

Brewbird

Cakes by Althea

Costco

Hornbacher’s

Lucky Pub 13

McDonald’s Dakotas Association 

Porter Creek

Rustica Eatery

Sandy’s Donuts

Swanson Health

Wurst Bier Hall

 

Entertainment 

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Fargo Pinball

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

Trollwood Performing Arts School 

 

Finance 

Alerus

Bell Bank – Pay It Forward

American Federal

Brady Martz & Associates P.C.

First Community Credit Union

First International Bank & Trust

Gate City Bank

Legacy Financial Partners

Payroll Express, Inc.

Eide Bailly, LLP

Cornerstone Bank

 

Fitness 

Courts Plus

Conquer Ninja Gyms – Fargo

Ecce Yoga

EHP Crossfit

Foss Swim School

 

Goods 

521 Handmade

Carrie’s Twisted Art

Burlap

Classic Floral

cLizzys

Clothes Mentor

dogIDs

Kayla Cash , Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant: 

Kittsona

Leelah and Lavender

Mall of America

Nodak Woodworks

Northside Quilters 

Rando

CI Sport

Scheels

Taea Made

The Fancy Dinosaur

Tin-Ker

West Acres Development

 

Health 

701 Chiropractic

Dakota Pediatric Dentistry

Eyes on Broadway

Family Healthcare

Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry

Essentia Health Optical

Essentia Health

Glacial Peak Cryotherapy

Maple Family Dentistry

Prairie St. John’s

Sanford Health

Strive Chiropractic

Strive Life Grand Forks

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties

Center for Special Surgery

 

Hospitality 

Delta Hotels Fargo

Club House Hotels

Grand View Lodge

 

Jewelry 

Aerow

Bohemian Blu

Crown Jewels

Gunderson’s Jewelry

Karin Jacobson Design

Marc’s on Main

Riddle’s Jewelry

 

Law 

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Turman & Lang, Ltd

Zimney Foster

 

Machinery 

Bobcat Company

Butler Machinery Company

R.D. Offutt Company/RDO Equipment

Snap-on Industrial

Titan Machinery

 

Photography  

Elena K Photography

Evan Bond Portraits

mjoy Photography

Scherling Photography

 

Service 

Accent Kitchen and Bath

Aldevron

Allegiance Fundraising Group

Arneson Ovsak Agency

Arvig

Atos

Animal Health Clinic

Baldinger – Sons Bakeries

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Bergseth Bros

Beverage Wholesalers 

BNG Team

Cullen Children’s Foundation

Dacotah Paper Co

Dakota Medical Foundation

Dale Carnegie of ND & MN

DS Beverages

Foss Architecture and Interiors

Grotberg Electric

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home

Herzog Roofing

Laney’s

Microsoft

Midco

Mode Travel – Katie Kapel

Network Center Inc.

Office Sign Company

Otter Tail Corporation

RHI Supply

Preference Employment Solutions

Sunshine & 79

Universal Carpet Service, LLC

Wags N Whiskers Pet Grooming

Wags Stay N Play Boarding and Daycare

Xcel Energy

 

Sports 

Fargo Park District

FargoDome

Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks

King’s Walk Golf Course

Maple River Golf Club

Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Twins

Minot Country Club

Mizuno Golf

Moorhead Country Club

Oxbow Country Club

St. Paul Saints

The Preserve at Grand View Lodge