Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Tampa Bay provides comfort and care to children and their families by supporting local Ronald McDonald Houses®, its cornerstone program, and by making grants to other local not-for-profit organizations that help children in need. The Ronald McDonald House® of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals.
This year, Ronald McDonald House is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing a home for pediatric families around the globe. From just one Philadelphia house in 1974 to 337 houses worldwide, Ronald McDonald House has become a critical partner to almost every U.S. children’s hospital. When kids are sick, they need their parents close by, and that’s where Ronald McDonald House helps in their healing.
November 14-15, 2014
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, FL
Thank you to all of our sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers for making this year's tournament another great success!
Official photographer Kevin Conley will be sending along his photos soon, but in the meantime, here are a few candids by Alison Barrick to hold you over!
We could not run our Ronald McDonald Houses without the loving care provided by our loyal house shift volunteers. In 2014 we are choosing one volunteer from amongst our four houses who has provided exceptional service and gone above and beyond. Thank you to these amazing volunteers!
January - Greg & Kristen Tejera (Tampa)
February - Jane Quigley (St. Pete)
March - Marge Tomlin (St. Pete)
April - Liz Levinsky (St. Pete)
May - Gregory Campo (Tampa Teen Volunteer)
June - Lynette Harden (St. Pete)
July - Marcella Lepp (St. Pete)
August - Robert Rothlein (St. Pete)
September - Rose Gonzalez (Tampa)
October - Marilyn Hill (St. Pete)
November - Lynne Steinhart (St. Pete)
When a child becomes sick or injured, finding treatment is the most important thing to a parent. They gather all of their energy and resources together in order to have the best for their child. What they often don’t think about until they arrive at the hospital is where they will stay. Many parents expect to stay by the child’s bedside, only to realize that this will be uncomfortable, and in some cases, impossible, if the child is being treated in intensive care.
The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home to these families. Since opening our doors in 1980 as the first Ronald McDonald House in the state of Florida, we have comforted and cared for 46,000 families.
By adopting a room at the Ronald McDonald House, you are helping us provide a safe and comforting environment for families during an incredibly stressful time in their lives. Room adoptions are available in our St. Petersburg (East, West, Central) and Tampa Houses.
Each bedroom adoption is $5,000 for a five-year term, payable in full: $1,000 installments per year, or the payment schedule of your choice.
Common areas (kitchen, living and recreation rooms, etc.) are $10,000 for a five-year term, payable in full: $2,000 installments per year, or the payment schedule of your choice.
At the end of the five-year term, we hope you will renew the adoption of your room.
Please contact Executive Director & CEO Janice Davis to discuss options and arrange a tour of your preferred House.
Aaron's Rental generously redecorated the Teen Room, and what a difference it makes! We still need a $5,000 donor to underwrite the removal of all the built-in shelves, replace the flooring and wall. Would you like to help out with a payment schedule of $1,000/year for 5 years? Please contact Janice Davis.
It was an amazing evening full of glamourous people, exotic animals, performers, entertainers, magicians and LOTS of dancing!
Thanks to our presenting sponsor MetLife, and all of our sponsors, donors and guests who made this event the biggest and best ever!
Check out the event (and Bliss Booth) photos at:
Click on the Photo Tab and then click on Storybook 2014.
The story of the Klingel Family is a reminder that the "American Dream" is alive
and well. As owners ofa multigenerational family business, TSE Industries, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, they prove that hard work and innovation can take you a long way.
This American success story....read more
Five-year old Eugene Ross collected 14,000 tabs to help the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House! Check out his YouTube video.
Aria Reynolds, the Miller sisters, Grace Halula, Kyra Knapp and Callista Moss are using their networking skills to act as ambassadors for RMH in their community, getting donations and in-kind items to help our families. Alyssa Streicher makes meals at the St. Pete House. Madeline Lechner, Abby and Garrett Toenjes and Macy Miacco donate their carefully-saved money or ask for donations for RMH instead of getting birthday gifts. Bella and Cross Esposito sold their toys and grapefruits and donated their hard-earned cash to us.
We are inspired by these wonderful kids who are learning about philanthropy at an early age.