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#SockTheHouse

When soccer teams across Alamance County lace up their cleats, it wont be over your average soccer socks. No, these red and white striped stockings have a much greater calling—to raise money and awareness for Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Charlotte Ward, a Mebane-area soccer player, started the #SockTheHouse fundraiser to give back to a place that has meant …

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“My first impression of the House was love”

The Wilkes family was first introduced to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill when their son Dylan was diagnosed with right hemihypertrophy, a condition in which the right side of his body is growing larger than his left. Dylan’s mother Crystal was seeking a hot shower and a warm bed after long days at the Hospital, and the House …

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RMHCH Celebrates 23rd annual Light A Luminary Project

Glowing candles will soon line the streets of neighborhoods across the Triangle and beyond as a part of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill’s 23rd annual Light A Luminary Project. The project brings together over 40 local communities in honor of the families staying at the House who are unable to be home during the holidays due to their …

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Happy Anniversary! It’s been 1 year since the grand opening of our expansion!

It’s been one year since the $7.6 million expansion added 24,000 square feet to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, allowing the House to serve even more families than ever before. 53 guest rooms, gathering spaces, meeting rooms, play rooms, a welcome center, and two dining rooms. Five new buildings surrounding a 1-acre courtyard featuring play areas for children …

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For Nicole, RMHCH provided a positive environment for recovery.

Nicole Buddenbaum is your average first-year-student at UNC. She’s finding her way around, getting involved on campus and making new friends. One of the first things Nicole decided to do was become a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. But this volunteer opportunity isn’t Nicole’s first experience with UNC Children’s, or The Ronald …

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Tar Heel Football’s Nazair Jones Gives Back to the House

The long walk back for UNC’s Nazair Jones Originally published in the Raleigh News and Observer, by Andrew Carter He walked in with nine boxes of spaghetti noodles, 12 cans of sauce and four packages of ground beef. He brought salad and brownies, and the helping hands of his teammates. Nazair Jones’ mom never knew her son as much of …

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Be a Hero for Hope this Halloween

Halloween is nearly upon us and soon neighborhoods everywhere will be filled with various creatively costumed creatures… everything from ghosts & ghouls to Pokémon & Kardashians— and of course superheroes. It’s those superheroes that we know so very well, because we see them daily here at Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Just ask Chris Woodfin, former President of the …

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How “The Girl Who Can’t Eat” Stocked the Pantry

When Mellie White and her mom Melanie stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill for four months recently, they were surprised to find that our usually well-stocked pantry was looking a little bare. Within minutes, Mellie took to social media…on a mission to stock the pantry. Mellie wasn’t worried about feeding herself. The 17-year-old has gastroparesis, along with …

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Guest Post: Adieu to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill

Antonio is a former Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Volunteer. Here, he reflects on his time spent at the House.  Last night I finished proofreading the twelve translations I had promised the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. With that job finished and emailed I sadly finished my volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House. It has been an amazing …

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Ronald McDonald House opens expansion

UNC Healthcare and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom A major expansion of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill doubles its capacity, making room for many more patients and families as well as innovative support programs. Dignitaries from town and hospital, including UNC Children’s chief physician, Dr. Wesley Burks, gathered to cut the ribbon for the expansion of the Ronald …