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4/7 - Cupcake Me! Cookie Making Class - Join us for a special Cookie Making Class! Bring your friends and family for some sweet fun! All proceeds going to support the House
4/11 - 305 Fitness Class
4/14 - Todd Parr IG LIVE at 7p.m.
4/18 - 4/24 - Volunteer Appreciation Week - The week where we get to celebrate you! Keep a look out for more information
4/19SIX the Musical Broadway Moves: Original Choreography with U.S. Associate Choreographer Eliza Ohman
4/21 SIX the Musical Broadway Chats: Becoming Katherine Howard with Broadway's Samantha Pauly
4/21 - Skate with the Greats - Record a (15) second video showing your favorite New York Rangers Fan Cam Shout Out or your reaction to scoring the Game Winning Goal! Submit by Friday, April 9th! Join us on April 21st to find out if you are the winner of a custom NHL New York Rangers Jersey, & memorabilia package and featured in our show!
4/22 - Earth Day 2021
4/27 - 3rd Volunteer Speaker Series - What if….How would you think "outside of the box" if it disappeared? In this workshop we will have fun learning how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable so that you can always be moving toward your vision.
4/29 - ONEHOPE Wine Tasting
5/1 - 5/10 - Five Boro Bike Tour
5/6 - Freely Give Yoga Class


Join us for the ride! Each year, RMH-NY puts together a charity team in the Five Boro Bike Tour. Since the in-person race has been cancelled, we are pushing forward and creating our own virtual race to enjoy the ride from wherever you are and however you’d like to reach 42 miles in 10 days! We hope you’ll join the race and help raise funds for families staying at the House.

Register for the 5 Boro Bike Tour!
    
BE A HERO
Be a Hero for our families by helping support our Heroes Fund in one of the following ways:
  • Make a Fundraising Page: Set a goal and ask your colleagues, friends and families to contribute to your page.
  • Solicit Silent Auction Items: In November, we will be hosting a Silent Auction and need YOUR help asking companies and individuals for donations. Ask your gyms, favorite restaurants, companies, contacts, etc to support!
  • Host a Micro-Fundraiser: Know someone with a special talent? Ask them to hold a donation-based virtual class to benefit the House! It can be anything - Cooking Class, Fitness, Art, etc.!
Contact dstarfield@rmh-newyork.org for more information on how to get involved.
2021 Heroes Fund Page

Play bingo and celebrate Earth Day with RMH-NY!

Origami and Family Feud Fun

Our friends from Kiwanis club hosted Origami & Family Feud Fun on Friday, February 26th. This lesson, taught by Steven, was on making an origami dog and cat. The activity was a big hit with the kids, some of whom had previously attended a Kiwanis origami class, such as Tony, who showed off his recently made origami boat. 
 
Before the origami lesson there was a family feud game, the topics were your favorite color, Pixar movie, super hero, and animal. Tony and Shanzah had no problem competing against Sabrina, Ryan, Steven, Andres, and Nicole from the Kiwanis Club.
 
The grand finale of the night was an origami wheel, which was started off by making eight carefully folded triangles from different color construction paper, then folded together, and one by one they transformed into a colorful wheel which can be pulled on to create various shapes.
 
Since it took a while to create the final piece, the kids were given a copy of the instructions and they will finish up when they have some free time and show it off during the Kiwanis Club’s next visit.
 
Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer

Birthday Bingo

Jill Sharfstein hosted March Birthday Bingo with volunteer Sophia - there was a lot of birthday fun! Along with dinner, the families received goodie bags with birthday hats, noise blowers, and cupcakes. The night started with a lot of birthday talk and then preceded into the Bingo activity. The first winner of the night was Aliyah, followed by Tony, then Loreline, and lastly Mariana. Instead of yelling out BINGO, the kids got to blow their noise maker when they won! 
 
After several games, Jill read The Birthday Book, by Todd Parr, and reminisced about the day Todd Parr visited the families at the House for a book signing. 
 
Before saying good-night, Jill & Sophia invited the kids to blow their noisemakers as loud as they could one last time to celebrate everyone’s birthday! I’m sure if you were anywhere near the Upper East Side, you heard the celebration at RMH-NY.
 
Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer

Trivia Night with G III

There was lots of fun on Tuesday March 9th as the G III team hosted Trivia night. Beth started off the night asking the kids and the G III team three simple questions - their name, where they are from, and what their favorite Italian food dish is. There were a lot of great answers including, meatballs, stuffed shell pasta, chicken alfredo, and everyone’s favorite - spaghetti!
 
Trivia was full of fun questions from the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, no surprise that our kids knew the answers to these silly trivia questions, such as, what was Flint’s last name? Lockwood; what was Flint’s first invention? Spray on Shoes; and, what was Steve’s favorite food? Gummy Bears. There were many laughs and giggles as the trivia questions continued and Mariana, Aliyah, and Elder had no problem shouting out the answers! There was one last surprise before the night ended for the kids; they each received an Amazon Gift Card. Another great evening activity from G III!
 
Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer

Bingo Fun with the Amazon Team

On Wednesday, March 24th the Amazon team brought the bingo fun, and boy oh boy was there a lot to celebrate! Since it was so close to St. Patty’s Day, we first celebrated the luck of the Irish with festive backgrounds and costumes. Fan favorites included green mustaches and jingly headbands. We then sang a very happy birthday song to celebrate Tony’s 11th birthday! After playing a few rounds of bingo, all the children went home winners with their very own pots of gold: Amazon gift cards! Marianna even got to share an Amazon package gripe with the team -- they’ll take it under advisement 😉. A big thanks to our wonderful volunteers for an exciting evening.
 
Submitted by Coli Bacharach, Communications Volunteer
Volunteer Name: Bobby Jones

RMH-New York Special Events Volunteer FDNY
 
Resides: Brewster, NY with my wife Marie and twin sons Robert and Ryan
 
How did you become involved with the House?
Being a firefighter, we are always involved with the community. When I started in the Bronx, we had a long tradition of feeding the senior citizens of Highbridge a Thanksgiving dinner. When I got assigned to Engine 44, I was excited to learn that Ronald McDonald House New York was nearby and they had Christmas with the House. I was eager to let them know that we are there for the House, just ask and we will make it happen.
 
How many years have you been Volunteering with RMH-NY?
I have been volunteering at Engine 44 for 14 years, but Engine 44 has been helping RMH-NY for over 25 years.
 
Tell us about the FDNY ENGINE 44 that you are with and their support of the House.
For many years Engine 44 has had a night right before Christmas party, where we would have an accordion player and sing Christmas carols while Santa gave out presents. Having that sense of community, we have expanded to the annual block party, Halloween party, and “Spend a day with a hero”. Additionally, now Engine 44 and the Yonkers Firefighters deliver activity bags to pediatric cancer centers in the five boroughs every other month, and of course, we bring along the fire engine when we can and play with the kids.
 
What would you say was your best personal experience Volunteering at RMH-NY?         
Personally, I love the moments where we can play with the kids. Either downstairs in the house or when they are climbing all over the fire engine, and I look over at mom and dad to see them smile, because with all that's going on in their child's life right now, they are able to see their child having fun in a normal moment.
 
What do you enjoy most when you at the House?
The staff and the volunteers! They're always smiling and happy to see you and make you feel welcomed.
 
What is your RMH-NY favorite annual event that you volunteer at?
It would have to be this past Christmas. 2020 was a hard enough year, and due to Covid-19 we could not have a typical Christmas celebration. I knew we had to do something, so with the help of the 19th Precinct and dedicated Engine 44 members, we pulled off Miracle on 73rd Street. We put Santa in a tower ladder bucket up to the windows and he waved at the families in their rooms. I am so grateful for everyone's hard work and dedication in making this event happen.
 
Bobby’s own words about the House:
“Ronald McDonald House New York will always be a special place for me by helping families even if just for a few moments to let them forget about all that they are going through. I'll never forget it's where I met Trucker Dukes and his family. Just by going up to them and saying hello started a friendship that grew worldwide of love and support that will never end.”
 
Submitted by Helena Russo, Communications Volunteer
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