Wagging Tails, Snuggles and Puppy Kisses for the Families of RMHC Jacksonville Canine Companions for Independence visited with our families on May 7, 2013. They played with kids and gave lots of kisses, making some guests day a little brighter. Tibet, a 16-month-old pup in training, even helped one child at RMHC overcome his fear of dogs after realizing how friendly she was. “We find the dogs to be a stress reliever for children and families,” said third year Canine Companion trainer Vicky Smith. Special thanks to Canine Companions for Independence who visits RMHC Jacksonville once every week!
The Jacksonville Community Shows Support for RMHC Jacksonville families by taking a "Walk in Their Shoes" It is often said, that you can never truly understand what someone is going through until you walk a mile in their shoes. No one ever thinks they will truly walk in the shoes of the families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville (RMHC Jacksonville), but the reality is that more than 1,100 families of ill and injured children will need our help this year. The families that are served by our programs are often experiencing one of the most difficult...
The Jacksonville Jaguars visited with our families on December 4, 2012. They signed autographs, posed for photos and distributed "JoyJars", plastic jars filled with toys and games which were donated by the Jessie Rees Foundation. The Jaguars came to spread the messafe of the Jessie Rees foundation, which is NEVER EVER GIVE UP, to the children of RMHC Jacksonville. The families served by RMHC Jacksonville were thrilled to recieve the gifts and to meet Jacksonville Jaguars Jordan Palmer, Kyle Bosworth, Brett Brackett and Antonio Dennard Action News came and captured this very special visit. Click here to watch the news coverage of...
Do you want "Fries With That Wine"? Jacksonville's young professionals had a great time at this unique fundraiser that pairs wine with fries, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and more fast food favorites. The event was hosted by RMHC Jacksonville's young professionals association, the Discovery Circle and raised more than $28,000. Be sure to check out the photos from this one-of-a-kind event by clicking here.
Children's Way 5K After Dark Thank you to all those who helped make the Children's Way 5K After Dark such a success. The funds raised at this first time night run will help RMHC Jacksonville to provide lodging and support services to the families of ill and injured children.
- 05/07/13 Canine Companions Visit Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House
- 12/11/12 Walk in Their Shoes was a runaway success
- 12/05/12 Jacksonville Jaguars fill the Jacksonville Ronald McDonald House with Joy!
- 10/18/12 Fries With That Wine another success!
- 08/15/12 Children's Way 5K After Dark in the Spotlight