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A Home Away From Home By Leti Alvarez, Weekday House Manager As the holidays begin to wind down and all the activity and hurry of the season begins to fade, I stopped to reflect back on my first few months … Continue reading

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Busy but Thankful

by Jane Rose, Volunteer Coordinator “It’s my turn to blog?  But I’m too busy…oh wait…there’s my theme!”  That was my train of thought when I started this. This time of year is so busy for everyone, including all of us … Continue reading

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What if it were my kid? What if it were yours?

by Claire Mathias Ten years ago, my son was born with a hole in his heart. I will never forget the cardiologist’s visit in the hospital. He listened to my son’s heart, put his large hand over my baby’s tiny … Continue reading

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Creating Community for Families – and for Each Other

by Jan Gunter After six and a half wonderful, challenging and inspiring years at Ronald McDonald House Charities, I have accepted a new position as the Communications and Community Relations Director for the Salvation Army in Austin. I am excited to … Continue reading

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Back to School

by Jane Rose Most people think of the phrase “back to school” at the end of the summer when a brand new school year starts. But in a college town, it’s appropriate at the start of a new calendar year, … Continue reading

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FedEx Cares!

by Jane Rose In October, we were paid a visit by a terrific team from our Austin FedEx offices.  As part of a competition they were involved in, they generously had put together a very large donation of items from … Continue reading

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Gratitude Works Both Ways

By Marissa Vogel, Guest Blogger I received a letter in the mail the other day from a family who stayed at the Ronald McDonald House thanking our group for coming in to make dinner. “As little as you are, you … Continue reading

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