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  • BrandSource. Thanks to the BrandSource retailers who raised $16,810 for us in 2016 through the Thanks for the Helping Hand! Project. Thanks for the helping hand!

    BrandSource Lends a Helping Hand

    post For nearly a decade, BrandSource Canada and its Maritime retailers have been incredible partners of Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic helping us to keep families close when it matters most. Over the years they have donated many of the appliances and furnishings that make our House a home including washers, dryers, fridges, televisions, bed […]

  • Teaching a child to have fun with science.

    Experimenting With Science

    post Stephanie Bourne and Neha Siddhartha have been bringing some fun to the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Halifax in the form of science. Both Dalhousie University students have been volunteering with Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic for more than two years and currently volunteer together on the Sunday afternoon shift. “When I first started […]

  • Your Gratitude Number helps keep families close! Find yours at

    What’s Your Gratitude Number?

    post It’s a gift to be with our loved ones this time of year. This holiday season, 18 families each night will rely on Ronald McDonald House in Halifax to keep them close to each other and the care their sick child needs. Find your family’s #GratitudeNumber and start a fun new tradition that helps […]

  • Amanda Park and a child.

    The Gift of Time

    post When Amanda Park started volunteering in 2008 she told herself she was going to try it for a year. “I had just moved back to Halifax and had some free time in the evenings and weekends,” says Amanda. “I wanted to find something I could commit to and that I also really enjoyed.” After […]

  • Nykola Selig and her friend dropping off birthday party supplies.

    Sweet Sixteen

    post On October 1st, Nykola Selig celebrated a very special birthday – her sweet sixteen. In the lead up to her day, she was not only planning her own celebration in Halifax but also thinking about how she could help other kids and families. “I wanted to give the kids in the hospital a chance […]

  • The golf course.

    Golf Classic Raises Over $136,000

    post On September 15th, supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities® Atlantic showed their generosity and enthusiasm on the golf course at our largest annual fundraiser – the Ronald McDonald House® Golf Classic. Over 140 golfers, 60 sponsors and almost 50 volunteers came together at Glen Arbour Golf Course for a spectacular day of golf and fun. Thanks […]

  • The Withey-Howse family on a couch.

    2015 Annual Report

    post We are excited to share that our 2015 Annual Report Where Love Lives is now available! The Withey-Howse family from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, are our feature family, appearing on the cover and sharing their story inside. To view in full, click here. The Withey-Howse family can also be seen in our new video that was shot at Ronald […]

  • Child playing with spoons.

    Make Fun Matter

    post When it comes to giving back, Canada ranks as a top-five global leader in philanthropy, according to the World Giving Index. However, a new study called the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Family Pulse Survey reveals that while more than 75 per cent of Canadian parents and children feel it’s important to give to […]

  • Evelyn Paquin’s grade 7 and 8 French immersion class presenting their donation.

    MCS McHelpers

    post Evelyn Paquin’s grade 7 and 8 French immersion class at Meduxnekeag Consolidated School (MCS) in Woodstock, New Brunswick turned a class business project into a way to support children and families at Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. In November 2015, her students started doing online research to identify the type of […]

  • Heather and Blaine Burgess showing a delicious meal in the Moncton Ronald McDonald Family Room kitchen.

    Cooking for a Cause

    post If you are looking for Heather and Blaine Burgess at the Moncton Ronald McDonald Family Room, you will likely find them in the kitchen. The husband and wife duo were looking for ways to give back nearly five years ago when they learned about the Moncton Family Room’s Home for Dinner program. Home for Dinner […]