Our Mission - to provide a warm and caring home-away-from-home for ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals and clinics and their families.

                                                              A Publication of the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan
                                                                                                                                          spring 2008 - Issue #21

From The Executive Director
There are some things that are universally                                            SEPTEMBER

comforting: a home-cooked meal, a safe                                                                                         DATE
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                                                                                                               Upcoming events
place to stay, and family. And in our world,
that’s our “McFamily.”                                                                  Apr. 11-13          Hanneford Circus at the Breslin Student Events Center
The members that make up our “McFamily” Tree are                                        Apr. 12             Titanic Gala at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids
many—from the McDonald’s owner/operators and our                                         Apr. 26            Hockey Tournament at the Summit
vendors to our volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, and
donors. It doesn’t matter which “branch” you belong
                                                                                         Jun. 21            Run/Walk at Chippewa Middle School
to…we are all intertwined. It would not be a “McFamily” if                                Aug. 4            10th Annual Golf Classic at Hawk Hollow Golf Course
it were any other way.

There is no doubt that the work of the House is essential                                              visit
and even if each of us can’t be here on a day-to-day basis, it                                                 for details & other events
is an honor for the rest of the “family” to support the work
being done here. From meals cooked, products donated,
activities shared, cleaning done, we are honored to serve.

When a family walks into the House, they feel like they are                                                       long   dotted lin
home, surrounded by family. It is powerful—like a warm                                                - - - cut a
embrace, full of love.

Thank you to our “McFamily” members who supported
us in 2007. It is only through your generosity that we are
able to fulfill our mission and serve ill children and their
families. Please accept our best wishes for a happy and
healthy 2008. We hope to see you soon.

It takes so little effort to make such a big difference.                        For more information about how to
                                                                                   get involved, please contact the
                                                                             Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan:
                  With Love and Appreciation,
                  Rebecca                                                  121 S. Holmes Street • Lansing, Michigan 48912
                                                                          It’s Circus Time!
                                                                         April 11-13, Breslin Student Events Center: With spring

Challenge Cup Continues                                                  comes the annual visit of the Hanneford Circus to the
                                                                         Lansing community. This fun and affordable event
                                                                         supports local charities and organizations that provide
                                                                         services to children and families. RMHMM is proud to
Our final event for the 2007 year—and when we will                       have been a charity of the circus for over 10 years, with
present the Challenge Cup to the police or fire team                     over $15,000 donated to the House throughout this term.
winning the most competitions during the year—is                         You can help support the House by making an inquiry on
our hockey tournament to be held Saturday, April                         placing an ad, volunteering your time (please contact us at
26, at The Summit. It’s sure to be a great event once                    485-9303 if you are interested) or by purchasing a ticket.
again. Cost is just $5 per person. Interested in staying                 A portion of your ticket price will support a local charity.
for dinner? The cost is $10 per person. This event is
generously sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions.

                                                               The Titanic Sails Again
                                                               All the Elegance, None of the Tragedy
                                                                April 12, The English Inn in Eaton Rapids: This unique,
                                                                one-of-a-kind experience is celebrating its fourth year.

                                  Run for
                                                                Enjoy a wonderful five-course meal similar to one served
                                                                to first-class passengers on that fateful night the ship sank.
                                                                Dine with passengers from the ship such as Molly Brown,
                                  the House                     John Jacob Astor, and the Guggenheims. Assume the role
                                                                of a passenger yourself. See authentic Titanic artifacts and
                                                                speak with someone who has gone down to the wreckage. It’s
                                                                sure to be another great event. Tickets are $125 per person.
June 21, Chippewa Middle School in Okemos: You                  Space is limited, so don’t wait to make your reservation. Call
 won’t want to miss our fantastic Anniversary Run/Walk              517-485-9825 for more information or to buy tickets.
  to benefit the House. We have a new location and                    This event is sponsored by Absolute Gallery, Riverwalk
   are proud to welcome Delta Dental of Michigan                      Theater and The English Inn.
    as our 2008 Title Sponsor. We will also be
     expanding our children’s activities this year.
     We are hoping for 500 participants and an
      income of at least $20,000 and need your
       help to reach these goals! This race continues to be
        one of the best and most economical in the Mid-                                 10th Annual
         Michigan community, so send in your registration
         today! We’ll see you in June.                                                  Golf Classic
                                                               August 4, Hawk Hollow Golf Course: It’s hard to believe that
                                                               we have been bringing this premiere sporting event to the mid-
                                                               Michigan community for 10 years! We raise over $60,000 each
                                                              year through this fundraiser (making it our single largest event).
                                                              It’s not too early to get your team together. Watch the mail for
                                                              your brochure; it should be arriving as soon as the birds start
                                                              chirping and the flowers start blooming (and the golf courses
                                                              start calling your name).
Happenings Around the House
Teddy Bear Tea
 Sponsored by Meijer of W. Lansing and Richard Lovett in
 memory of his wife Mary.

                                                 Teddy Bear Tea
                                                                      Chicago Trip
Dart Tournament                                                       206 attended, filling 2 buses donated by Dean Trailways & Tours.

                                                                                    On the Bus to C
                                and Lansing Police
   East Lansing Fire Department
                                 dy for the Dart
   Department teams getting rea
                                  ent BioSolutions
   Tournament, sponsored by Emerg

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            Enjoying the
                           Golf Outing


                 How Does Your Garden Grow?
                   It’s only March…but any gardening
                   enthusiast knows it’s not too early
                   to start thinking about spring
and summer plantings. We are no different. Our
beautiful Remembrance Garden is a continual
work in progress. Each year we add new plantings
or replace a few from winter freeze. We also invite
donors to make a dedication in honor or memory
of a loved one. The opportunities are listed below.
We hope you will help us make our garden grow and
continue to provide this quiet oasis for our families.

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  Remembrance Garden                                                    Please detach and return with your donation:

  The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan Remembrance Garden lets you honor or remember a loved one - a memory as vivid and strong as it is in
  your heart - by writing it on the sitting wall, flowers, benches and tree of a living garden.
  You can write a name and a tribute on a bench, on a wing of a butterfly, on a sitting wall, dedicate flowers, a tree or a pond, or turn a stone into a poem.
  Your loved one - the light of your life, your everything, the one who made you laugh and can still make time stand still in your heart - the Remembrance
  Garden recognizes them all in an eloquent way.
  Time passes, slowly rubbing away the images, the words, it shouldn’t.

My/Our Gift to the RMHMM is:
      Sculpture            Limestone Bench                 Butterfly           Bushes          Large Stone                 Small Stone

      Sitting Wall            Pond           Teak Bench             Tree           Flowers                  Other _______________________

We would like to make it easier for you to decide how to honor your special     In memory of: ______________________________________________________
ones. We have pre-selected donor options as listed below, but we are open to    In honor of: ________________________________________________________
special requests. Please contact us to discuss these opportunities.             Tribute Type: _______________________________________________________
                                                                                Wording: ____________________________________________________________
 Tribute Type:                                                                  _______________________________________________________________________
 Sculpture..................................................$4000               _______________________________________________________________________
 Pond.......................................................$1500               Please send an acknowledgement of this gift to:
 Bench-Limestone.......................................$1000                    Name ________________________________________________________________
  Tree...................................................$200                   Address ______________________________________________________________
  Bushes.................................................$100                   _______________________________________________________________________
  Memory Stones - Large...................................$100                  City _______________________________State ___________Zip Code _______
   Remembrance on Sitting Wall.............................$50                  Billing Address (if different that above):
   Flowers...............................................$25                    Name ________________________________________________________________
                                                                                Business Name ______________________________________________________
   Tribute Wording:
                                                                                Address ______________________________________________________________
   Sculpture - plaque with up to 4 lines, 12 characters per line                _______________________________________________________________________
    Pond - plaque with up to 3 lines, 12 characters per line                    City _______________________________State ___________Zip Code _______
    Butterfly - up to 3 lines, 12 characters per line
    Large Stone - engraved with up to 3 lines, 12 characters per line
    Small Stone - engraved with up to 2 lines, 12 characters per line           Enclosed is my/our check in the amount of $________
                                                                                Please make checks payable to: RMHMM
     Benches - plaque with up to 4 lines, 12 characters per line                Please charge this amount $________ to my:
     Trees, Bushes & Flowers - stakes identifying variety and up to
       3 lines, 12 characters per line                                              Visa           MasterCard                  American Express
                                                                                Card Number: ______________________________________________
                Please send me information about: volunteering, family dinners, etc. date: ____________________
         If your gift is in another’s name, the RMH will send a
         letter of acknowledgement to the person or persons you
                                                                         Signature of Cardholder: ___________________________________
         designate. Please note that all donations are tax deductible
         and all donors are listed in our Homecoming newsletter,
         unless otherwise requested. Please call us at 517-485-
         9825 for further information.

          Please detach and return to Ronald McDonald House at:
          121 Holmes St. Lansing, MI 48912
          to the attention of Rebecca Reagan
            Holidays at RMH
IMAGINE BEING AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS…now imagine being away from home with an ill child. This
past holiday season our House was at capacity with families unable to return home for the holidays. In an endeavor to make the
 season as bright as possible under difficult circumstances, we deck the halls, make holiday cookies, hold special events, bring
 in entertainment, coordinate activities, and provide gifts for all families to open on Christmas Day. This is all made possible
  due to the many volunteers who decorate, donate meals and gifts, prepare cards and any number of other things that make the
  holidays bright. Thank you to the following:

  Holiday decorating: Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority of MSU, MSU Pre-PA Club, St. Stephen’s Community Church, Susan
  Schwaderer, and Ronn Blodgett (The Mole Hole) & Julie Aguirre (The Blodgett Agency) for setting up our holiday village.
   Holiday cards for families: MSU Society of Women Engineers
   Christmas card making: Pi Kappa Gamma, MSU Pre-PA
    Helping with our annual Lend-a-Hand holiday appeal mailing: I*Q Dance Team, MSU Nursing Student Association
    Cookie baking: Jodi Redinger & Friends, T’Kira Woods, Andrea Cascarilla, Brownie Troop 286
    Holiday meals and goodies: Terry Hagan & Family, Wacousta Girl Scout Troop 102, Perrin & Anita Parkhurst
     Holiday volunteers: Licardo Dwgwra (Thanksgiving), Ruth Lumbert (preparation of our Christmas turkey), Billie Berman,
     Jill Rycus, Maureen Dyer, Danielle Slaughter, Heather Badder, Anita & Perry Prakhurst, Kay Shapiro, Naomi Rachman,
     Kelly Hill, Gail Wolfe, Kathy Quick, Doug Moffat, Bett Krohngald, Diane Uhlman, Allison Beckman, Gail Richmond,
      Saul Richmand-Raked
      Poinsettia donations: Rick Anthony’s Floral Shop, Bloomin’ Dales, Wild Strawberry, VanAtta’s Greenhouse
       Holiday gifts for our families: McDonald’s Corp. Women’s Group, Cristo Rey Youth Group, Richard Lovett

   RMH 2007 Holiday Card
    Before school was dismissed for summer break in 2007, RMHMM invited area students to submit a design for our official 2007
    Holiday Card. Sarah Summers, senior at Mason High School, submitted the winning design. She received a $100 prize for her
     design. The cards were sent to our donors this past holiday season and were also sold at the House. We hope this is only the
     beginning of a tradition and each year we will have a new holiday card. If you are or know a student (elementary through college)
      who would like to submit a design, or you are a teacher interested in submitting designs from your students, please contact us at
      517-485-9825. The 2007 card is still available and can be purchased for $20 for a box of 10. To purchase, stop by the House or
       contact us at 517-485-9303 (it would be our pleasure to send the box to you, however there will be a $2 handling/mailing fee).

   MSU Federal Credit                                                     McLaren Health Plan
   Union Adopts RMH                                                       Supports RMH
     The MSU Federal Credit Union has adopted
                                                                          Each month a different division/office at McLaren
     RMHMM as their charity of choice from January
                                                                          Health Plan in Flint plans a luncheon and
     through June 2008. They are supporting the House
                                                                          fundraising event to benefit a charity. The office
     through special events, dress-down days and bake
                                                                          selects the charity, activity and menu. January was
     sales, as well as baking dinner for our families and
                                                                          the Customer Service Department’s turn and they
     being actively involved with the House in other ways.
                                                                          selected RMHMM, holding a luncheon and auction
     Thank you, MSUFCU, for your support!
                                                                          and raising $1600 for the House. Wow! Thanks so
                                                                           much for your support.
    There Are So Many Ways To Help
     The House is always in need of helpers and support. Consider collecting pull tabs, holding a wish-list drive, becoming a worker
     bee at the House, preparing a meal for families or baking cookies, preparing busy bags for the children or snack bags, or adopting a
     garden and keeping them lovely during the summer. Are you a musician or in a choir or band at school? Consider bringing them in
     for family entertainment! More great ideas include sponsoring a Bingo or game night or decorating the House for a special holiday.
     The opportunities are limited only by imagination. Have an idea or an interest? Please contact Ruth at 485-9303.

     On Our List                                                      McDonalds Supports the House
     The RMH has many needs. Here are just a few: dish soap,          We are so thankful to our “McFamily,” helping the House
     dishwasher detergent, 13-gallon trash bags, postage stamps,      in many ways. The Midland McDonald’s restaurants send
     silverware, kitchen utensils, cookware….for more ideas, call     a crew to the House each month to help with cleanings,
     517-485-9303.                                                    mailings, administrative tasks or whatever else we might
                                                                      need, while Lansing-area restaurants owned by Mike
                                                                      Dickerson sell the Lansing State Journal with a portion of
                                                                      the proceeds coming to the House.
                                                                      We are also pleased to announce that 53 Michigan
                                                                      restaurants participated in our 2008 Caring Hearts
                                                                      campaign. At press time, Caring Hearts is still underway,
                                                                      so there will be more on this and the number of hearts sold
                                                                      in our summer newsletter. Check back then to see just how
                                                                      successful this year’s campaign was!
                                                                      During our capital campaign in 1996, the McDonald’s co-
                                                                      op made a pledge of $400,000 to help make the House a
                                                                      reality. They intended to pay the pledge over three years but
                                                                      were able to fulfill their commitment in just one year. These
                                                                      dollars came to us from the McDonald’s owner/operators.
                                                                      Although we receive no direct on-going support from the
                          Volunteers                                  restaurants, they are always there for us and do indeed help
                                                                      with a number of activities and fundraising endeavors.
                                                                      Thank you to our friends at McDonald’s for helping us help
                                                                      families in crisis.

A Year In Review
It was another busy and exciting year at the RMH. We remained extremely busy and served many families in crisis. It is our pleasure to
provide you with some facts-at-a-glance regarding 2007.

Number of families served—252
Counties served—Iosco, Eaton, Gogebic, Ingham, Clinton, Ionia, Isabella, Mackinac, Hillsdale, Gratiot, Shiawassee, Clare, Mecosta, Jackson,
Ionia, Lake, Montcalm, Marquette, Midland, Otsego, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Bay, Genesee, Osceola, Saginaw, Muskegon, Marquette, Wayne
States served—Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Florida
Total occupancy for 2007—95.85% with the House at full occupancy for 53 days
Our longest stay was 31 days for 9 families, with the average stay being one week.

TOTAL INCOME = $311,890.64 (Our anticipated income was $279,863.00, therefore we exceeded our expectations by $32,054.64.)
Our income came from the following:
Corporate: 10%; Individual: 12%; Service organizations: 1%; Grants: 7%; Special events (House-sponsored and those held on our behalf):
34%; McDonald Owner/Operator-sponsored events and Ronald McDonald House; Charities: 20%; Lodging: 3%; Other: 13%

TOTAL EXPENSES = $257,272.73 (Our anticipated expenses for the year were $259,500.00, therefore we were under budget by
                                                                          a collection of tickets and gift certificates to offer to our families

                   Kind Acts
                                                                          and occasionally receive the donation of theater or sporting event
                                                                          tickets. Many thanks to Dean Trailways & Tours and Anthony
                                                                          Wojclk for football tickets, Craig & Marie Moreland for hockey
    Kind acts come in many shapes and sizes. The following groups         tickets, and Michael Masternak for tickets to Wharton Center’s
    and individuals helped make our House a home and provided             performance of Spamalot. If you have tickets that you can’t use,
    additional comfort and enjoyment for our families.                    consider donating them to a family at the House.

     Helping Groups/Helping Hands
     Kids at the Clinton County 4-H & Youth Fair not only had
     a great day but they also did good for others by collecting
     pull tabs and donating them to the House through Charlie
     McCann and the St. Johns McDonald’s Restaurant. Thanks
      for your support of the House and families in crisis.

       Angela Mejia, 5th grade student, put together a lovely basket of
       personal needs items and toiletries for a Girl Scout project.

        Nine-year-old Richard Bushon knows all about sharing, as                                       Delta GEMS
        one of six kids. So when he won three sets of Hot Wheels cars

                                                                                   Holiday Appreciation
        at the Clinton County 4-H & Youth Fair, he wanted to do
        something for others by giving them to Ronald McDonald
         at the St. John’s McDonald’s Restaurant owned by Charlie
         McCann and told him to “give these to the sick kids.” These                THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR HOUSE FESTIVE
          will be enjoyed and tenderly used by the children at the                  AND BRIGHT AND OUR FAMILIES AND HOUSE
          House. Thank you Richard, for being so thoughtful!                        SUPPLIED WITH GOODIES THROUGHOUT THE
                                                                                     HOLIDAY SEASONS
          Being away from home for long periods of time is                           Kappa Alpha Theda (fall flowers), Andy T’s Farm
          difficult. Our families are, of course, focused on their                   (pumpkins), MSU Horticulture Club (pumpkins),
          ill children. However, sometimes siblings are along and                     National Society of Collegiate Scholars-MSU
           something needs to be found for them to do, or a family                    (Halloween goodie bags)
           just needs to get away for some “normal time.” We keep

                                                                                    Our Littlest Angel
                                                                                    An angel sent from heaven, I have spread my wings and now fly free, I

Helping Hands                                                                       wait to meet you all once more, I’ll be waiting, at Heaven’s door.

                                                                                    Baby Danny was born October 19th by emergency C-section
Our beautiful eight-bedroom, 10,000 sq.ft. House has all the                        after 21 hours of labor. Complications left him without oxygen
needs of our individual homes. Many individuals and groups give                     for quite some time and he was transferred from West Branch
generously of their time and energy to help us fulfill our mission                  to Sparrow Hospital’s RNICU. He received the most wonderful
and care for our House and families. Many thanks to the following                   care from doctors and nurses who were more than patient with
cleaning groups: St. Stephens Community Church, First                               our many questions and concerns. After a week of hard but
Presbyterian Church of Holt/Mid-Michigan Youth Connection,                          necessary decisions, Baby Danny was removed from life support
MSU Nursing Student Association, NSA, Urban Dreams, St.                             and passed on October 27th. We’d like to thank everyone
Vincent Home, Muslim Students’ Association of MSU, Greater                          involved...If only we could have met everyone who helped.
Lansing Adventist School, First Presbyterian Church of Holt, Tim                    Nurses, doctors, the people from Gift of Life, the rest of the
& Stacey Cruttenden, Neugent Family.                                                hospital and especially the people here at the Ronald McDonald
                                                                                    House. We would not have made it without their help.

                                                                                    Danielle Marie Sharow & Lila Johnson
                                                                                    Daniel Michael Sharow II
Our 2007 Lend-A-Hand Family
The Thelens
We are so thankful to our “McFamily,” helping the House in many ways.
The Midland McDonald’s restaurants send a crew to the House each
month to help with cleanings, mailings, administrative tasks or whatever
else we might need, while Lansing-area restaurants owned by Mike                                                     The Thelens
Dickerson sell the Lansing State Journal with a portion of the proceeds
coming to the House.

We are also pleased to announce that 53 Michigan restaurants participated
in our 2008 Caring Hearts campaign. At press time, Caring Hearts is still
                                                                                      What RMH Means To
underway, so there will be more on this and the number of hearts sold in
our summer newsletter. Check back then to see just how successful this
                                                                                      Our Families
                                                                                My name is Candy and I live in Burleson, TX. My 11-year-old son,
year’s campaign was!
                                                                                who lives in Lansing, was seriously injured in a near-fatal accident.
                                                                                He was in the PICU for over a week. When I arrived in town I initially
During our capital campaign in 1996, the McDonald’s co-op made a
                                                                               checked into a downtown hotel at $179 per night. After 48 hours of
pledge of $400,000 to help make the House a reality. They intended to
                                                                               barely being at the hotel, the nurses on my son’s floor told me about
pay the pledge over three years but were able to fulfill their commitment
                                                                              the Ronald McDonald House. Since I’d not even been to the hotel
in just one year. These dollars came to us from the McDonald’s owner/
                                                                              room, I decided to check out the House. Upon my arrival, a wonderful
operators. Although we receive no direct on-going support from the
                                                                             volunteer greeted me and was incredible. I checked out of the hotel
restaurants, they are always there for us and do indeed help with a number
                                                                             and relocated to RMHMM. The House was so warm and welcoming.
of activities and fundraising endeavors. Thank you to our friends at
                                                                             The room was nothing short of a sanctuary. It was amazingly safe and
McDonald’s for helping us help families in crisis.
                                                                            secure. What a wonderful place to have in this community for families at
                                                                            desperate and uncertain times. I can’t emphasize my gratitude enough for
The Thelens
                                                                           such a comforting environment during this horrible time. I would like to
                                                                           thank everyone who has made the House possible for families like ours.

                                                                               P.S. My son is recovering well. He will have five to six years of intensive
                                                                              therapy ahead of him. He is having multiple seizures but we will get
                                                                             through this. He is alive and healthy and suffered no permanent brain
                                                                             damage, which is a true miracle. Thank you again!

                                                                            The Wing family stayed at the House in 2006 when their quintuplets
                                                                            were born. The children have experienced a few setbacks here and
                                                                           there but overall everyone is doing quite well. Pictured here are the
                                                                           quints with big brothers Nick & Charlie and big sister Allyson.

                                                                          THE WING FAMILY
                                                                         Dearest Friends: I personally want to thank you and RMHMM for taking such
                                                                         good care of my parents during my hospital stay from June-July. We are very
                                                                        fortunate that my babies did not have to stay for an extended period of time.
                                                                        They are very healthy and I am proud of them and wanted to share some pictures.
                                             ing   Family               Thank you again,
                                       The W                            Melanie, Scott, Andrew & Amelia

                                                                       Amelia Morgan Strawn                Andrew Jonathan Strawn
                                                                      Born 7/16/07 3:42 am                 Born 7/16/07 3:41 am
                                                                      6 lbs, 2 oz and 18” long             4 lbs, 8 oz and 17” long
Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day
There is nothing like the love of a mom or dad. Every parent wishes their child will grow up happy and healthy. Yet each year, for many families that
turns into a hope and a wish for a cure, a treatment, and sometimes even a miracle as they face a parent’s worst nightmare—a sick child.

 For nearly 8 years, the RMHMM has helped to foster hope by providing a home-away-from-home for thousands of parents and families
 while a child they love receives medical care at local hospitals and clinics.

 This year when you are honoring the special mom or dad in your life, or when you’re searching for the perfect gift for family or friends, consider making a
 donation in their names to the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan. Help us fill our House with hope and love for moms and dads that come from
 across the state and country, and show your Mom or Dad (or brother, sister or friend) just how much you love and appreciate them.

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    Give a Gift to a Child                                                          Please detach and return with your donation:

              Keep families together with your generosity.

       Please accept my/our donation of:
             $100              $75              $50          $25             $10            Other $____________

          This donation is made in honor of ________________________          Donor Information:
          _______________________________________________________________     Name ________________________________________________________________
          _______________________________________________________________     Address ______________________________________________________________
          _______________________________________________________________     _______________________________________________________________________
                                                                              City _______________________________State ___________Zip Code _______

           Enclosed is my/our check in the amount of $________
                                                                              Honoree Information (if different than above):
           Please charge this amount $________ to my:
                                                                              Name ________________________________________________________________
               Visa         MasterCard             American Express           Address ______________________________________________________________
                                                                              City _______________________________State ___________Zip Code _______
            Name on card _____________________________________________

             Card number:                                                                                 Expiration date: ____________________

              Please make checks payable to: RMHMM

              Don’t forget, the RMH is a participating agency with the United Way. Please re-
              member us as you make your designations for the coming year. The RMHMM also
              accepts donations of stocks and planned giving gifts. Please call us at 517-485-9825
              to discuss your donation or to request information.

               Please detach and return to Ronald McDonald House at:
               121 Holmes St. Lansing, MI 48912
               to the attention of Rebecca Reagan

                Thank you for filling our RMH with hope and love for Moms and Dads.
            Recipe Of The Month                                  Guest Chefs & Bakers
 Do you like the sounds of this recipe? There are hundreds
                                                                 Accident Fund Insurance                 Moms Club of Lansing
 of other delicious recipes just like this one in our “5 Years      Co. of America (x3)                  MSU Arab Cultural Society
 of Dinners Cookbook” available at RMHMM for just $5.            Adolescent ProGram
 Stop by to purchase a copy or contact us at 517.485.9825        Alpha Phi Omega (x3)
                                                                                                         MSU FIMRC
 and we will send one out to you ($2 mailing/handling            Balloons Galore
                                                                                                         MSU IOPP
 charge for mailed copies).                                      Bretton Woods Lioness Club
                                                                                                         MSU James Madison College
                                                                 Cedar Street Church Life
 Chicken and Rice Casserole                                         Group (x3)
                                                                                                         MSU Ladies of Lambda Theta
 Submitted by the Rainbow Girls of Michigan                                                                  Alpha Latin Society
                                                                 Chesaning High School Key
                                                                                                         MSU Mortar Board
                                                                    Club (x2)
                                                                                                         MSU National Scoiety of
 1 cup rice                                                      Christian Celebration Center
                                                                                                             Collegiate Scholars (x3)
 1 can cream of chicken soup                                        Church
                                                                                                         MSU Packaging Graduate
 1 can cream of mushroom soup                                    Cohort 1
 diced chicken (uncooked)                                                                                    Association
                                                                 College of Engineering Career
 dry lipton onion soup mix                                                                               MSU Pi Tau Sigma (x2)
                                                                                                         MSU Pre-Med Association (x5)
                                                                 Natalie Colson (x2)
                                                                                                         MSU Pre-Professional
 Grease casserole dish. Spread rice in bottom. Mix soups         City 3:17
 and add 1-1/2 soup can of water. Pour soup mix over rice.       Cristo Rey Youth (x3)
                                                                                                         MSU Pre-SOMA (x2)
 Lay chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle with onion soup mix.        Delta Gems
                                                                 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (x2)   MSU Society of Women
 Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours.
                                                                 Eastern High School CI Class                Engineers (x2)
                                                                 Eaton Rapids Leo Club                   MSU UNICEF
                                                                 General Motors African                  MUCHM American Medical
                                                                    Ancestry Network                         Association (x2)
                                                                 Generation Joshua                       Navy Reserves (x2)
                                                                 Gilbert & Blake’s                       Okemos ACTION (x2)
                                                                 Girl Scout Troop #267                   Olin Health Center at MSU

   Be a Guest Chef or Baker                                      Girl Scout Troop #706
                                                                 Grand Ledge Kiwanis Club
                                                                                                         Paramount Coffee (x7)
                                                                                                         Peoples Church of East Lansing
                                                                 Grand Ledge Lioness Club                Portland United Methodist Church
     Imagine how you would feel if your child were in critical                                           SAPSA (x2)
                                                                 Becky, Tyler, Nolan & Evan
     condition or waiting for surgery in a Lansing-area                                                  Sayer Family
     hospital…far away from home, the only hint of family you                                            St. Vincent Home for Children
                                                                 Christopher Harris
    have are the volunteers, staff and other residents of the                                            SMEA
                                                                 Michelle Harrison
    Ronald McDonald House where you are staying. Imagine                                                 Spartan Soul Dance Team
                                                                 International Order of Rainbow
    being so worried about your ill child that you do not have                                           Val Lau & Dee Toth
                                                                    for Girls
   the time for a well-balanced meal, so you eat snacks out of                                           University Lutheran Church (x2)
                                                                 Lansing Catholic Central High
   vending machines day after day. Imagine how you would                                                 Wednesday Bible Study
  feel if you came back to RMHMM after a long day at the                                                 Women’s Law Alliance, Cooley
                                                                 Kathy Markel
  hospital to find a home-cooked meal waiting for you and                                                    Law School
                                                                 Autumn Matelski
  a group of volunteers ready to help lighten the load you                                               Young Adult Group Talita Kum
                                                                 McDonald’s (x2)
 carry. Imagine how you would feel if you volunteered for                                                Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural
                                                                 McNair/SROP Scholars
 the Family Dinner Program at RMHMM. Feels pretty good,                                                      Soroity, Inc.
                                                                    Program (x2)
 doesn’t it? We are always eager to have guest chefs join us
                                                                 Messiah Lutheran Church
and provide this wonderful service to our families. For
                                                                    Senior Youth Group
information or to sign up, please call us at 517-485-9303
and ask for our dinner coordinator.
Donor Honor Roll
      sf or the

 Philanthrophy– is based on voluntary action for the common good.       It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality
 of life. A donor bill of rights has been developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Council, Association for Healthcare
 Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Over the next year,
 we will provide items within that bill of rights. We at the Ronald McDonald House always strive to fulfill our commitment to you, the
 individuals who sustain the House. If at any time you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 I.       To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use the donated resources and of its capacity
 to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

 II.    To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent
 judgement in its stewardship responsibilities

 The following reflects a list of donations received between August 1 and December 30h. We strive to be accurate with the information
 provided, however if you detect an error or omission, please contact us at 517-485-9825. The hope – you give to others through your
 generosity directly reflects the measure and joy and satisfaction you receive in return. Thank you for you support.

                                                  Dr. & Mrs Myron Magen                            Barbara Callard
  Corporate                                       Brandon & Celeste Mills                          Mr. and Mrs. William Carter
  Comerica Bank                                   Tara Nye                                         Cole & Cole PLLC
  Dart Foundation                                 Michael & Julianne Schneider                     Virginia Conklin
  Jackson National Life Insurance Company         Jerry Schrauben                                  Douglas & Alice Crist
  McCann Management                               Margaret Stuart                                  Laura Curtis
  Ronald McDonald House Charities of              Svetnicka Family                                 Dave & Sherri Drayton
     Outstate Michigan                            Sawyer Walker                                    Janet Droste
  State of Michigan Budget Office                                                                  Cathy Finn
  WalMart of Okemos                               Service Organizations                            Vera Ford
                                                  Bronner Family Charitable Foundation             Barbara Free
  Individuals                                     East Lansing Rotary Club                         Gerard & Sandra Gebber
  Robert & Paula Aldrich                          Michigan Jaycees Junior Chapter                  Gary & Loretta Geisen
  Ballard Family                                  Mitten Bay Girl Scout Troop #276                 Henry & Marion George
  Donald & Sharon Berninger                       Portland Middle School – 8th Grade Jr            Mr & Mrs Roland Gifford
  Dennis Brandish                                    Raiders                                       Mark & Linda Grua
  Michael & Retha Briggson                        Rotary Club of St Johns                          Jane Halfmann
  Becky Cash                                      St Johns Lutheran Church Youth                   Marilyn Hamlin
  Michael & Nancy Deal                            Santa’s Cupboard                                 Sally Heinritz
  Cathy & Jeremy Dwyer                            Stockbridge Lioness Club                         Kelly Hill
  Harold & Lori Emmons                                                                             Ronit Hoffman
  Stephaney Goddard                               Lend-A-Hand to Light                             Anthony Hufnagel
  Brion Graber
  Linda Gross                                     the House                                        Mickie Johnson-Foster
                                                                                                   Miland & Shashi Karve
                                                  Rich & Patty Baldwin
  Randolph Hirt Jr                                                                                 Bessie Kay
                                                  Cheryl Bartholic
  Aviva Hoffman                                                                                    Judith Kay
                                                  Kim & Lori Bebow
  Gary Hughes                                                                                      Cindy LeVine
                                                  James Bischoff
  Steven Koschay                                                                                   Mary & Bob Lowe
                                                  Beverly Bonning & Jeffrey Lapinski
  Barbara & Tom Kovachic                                                                           Tom Morrison & Margaret Egan
                                                  Bertha Booker
  Sara Laansma                                                                                     Kenneth Morton
                                                  Brian & Diane Brady
  Richard Lovett                                                                                   Colin Nethaway
                                                  Mr & Mrs Gordon Burns
  Michael & Linda McAlvey                                                                          Carol Novitz
                                                  Kathy Buskirk
  Michael & Stephanie McKinstry                                                                    John & Judy Osbun
Patricia Owens                                  Christopher O’Conner                 Rebecca Reagan
Anita & Perry Parkhurst                                                              Alicia Robbins
Larry & Karen Preuss                            PARROT HEAD LIFE’S A                 Chris Rosekrans
Wayne & Diane Renfroe                           BEACH EVENT                          Kim Rudd-Kenney & Daughter
Ann & Eric Schneidewind                         Terri Assaf                          Carolyn Schuster
Norman & Shirleyetta Sernick                    Amber & Josh Bloss                   Susan Schwaderer
C. Thomas & Mary Ellen Small                    Ms. Hull                             Cheryl Seitz
Tovey Randolph                                  Kelly & Harold Lalonde               Melissa Smith
Richard & Esther Reagan                         Mid-Michigan Parrot Heads Club       Nancy & Halen Tanana
Sharon & Donnie Reinhard                        Richard & Lisa Rollis                Marshall Taylor & Sallye Emmons
Mary Rhodes                                     Saragen Spalding                     Jeri Terpening
Jamerson & Renee Ries                           Michelle & Derrick Thelen            Theresa
Mrs Paul Seeger                                                                      Sandra & Jessica Thompson
Carolyn Stieber                                 IMPRESSION 5 JEAN DAY                Cliff, Cindy, Suzanne Towner
Laurel Stocker                                  Pat Bellinger                        Susie Trobec
Dr. William Strampel                            Felicia Grant                        Lynn Walker
Swan Family                                     Erik Larson                          Heather Watson
DeAnna Toth                                     Jessica Martinson                    Judy Weaver
Linda Towsley                                   Katie Secord                         Karen Wesley
Susannah VanHorn                                                                     Lisa Williamson & friends
Janice VanLente                                 SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM                Peggy Wydo
Corinn VanWyck                                  AUDIT & COMPLIANCE                   Karen Youdes & Friends
Margaret Wallace                                Wearr Jeans to Work Day
Kevin & Erin Wise                                                                    GOLF CLASSIC
David & Lillian Woodend                         House Sponsored Fundraisers          Briarwood Realty Co
Nan Wrisley                                     CHALLENGE CUP                        Capital City Airport Authority(auction
                                                Emergent Solutions                     item)
Family, Friends, & Neighbors                    PHP Mid-Michigan                     Coca-Cola Co(auction item)
Joseph & Lisa Besko                                                                  Dean Trailways(auction items)
Linda Faught                                    CHICAGO TRIP                         Detroit Tigers(auction item)
Michelle Faw                                    Jeanette Auer                        Emergent BioSolutions
Scott & Loretta Gaffner                         Gene & Heather Badder                Gleason Portrait Studio(team photos)
Henry George                                    Dave & Sandra Badder                 Golf Haus(auction item)
James & Judy George                             Val Badder                           Ken’s Beverage
LeeAnn Helwig                                   Beaner’s Gourmet Coffee Marsh Rd     Knell & Poulos
Rich & Connie Jensen                               & Grand River(in-kind)            Kopka, Pinkus, Dolin & Eads, PC
Rajil Mehta                                     Wendy Benzette                       McCain Foods USA(dinner sponsor)
Rev Joe Pendleton                               Jenny Berry                          McDonald’s of Grand Rapids
Natalie & Craig Pennington                      Marci Bunting                        McDonald’s of Saginaw
Sharon & Stacey Peterman                        Penny Brydges                        MSU Federal Credit Union(team & auction
Ann Rademacher                                  Carey & Roger Cargill                  items)
Bob & Margaret Stevens                          Kim Cole                             Nuthouse(auction item)
John & Bertha Stevens                           Becky Cook                           Polo Imaging(developing of team photos)
Heather Teegardin                               Trine Cordero & Friend               USA Today(team & auction item)
Mr Richard Thelen                               Barb & Ellie Cunningham              WSYM Fox 47
Eric, Laura & Walter Thompson                   Ruth Dickerson
Lynette Wentworth                               Shawn Ginter & Friends               MCJEANS DAY
Daniel & Kerry Young                            Jacqulyn Gregory                     Auto Body Credit Union
                                                Emily Heygood                        Chippewa Middle School
Grants                                          Judith Hood                          Citizen’s Bank – E. Saginaw, Lansing
General Motors                                  Jessie Janes                         Clinton County Federal Credit Union
Jackson National Community Fund                 Janelle Janes                        Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith
Ronald McDonald House Charities of              Debra Johnston                       Independent Bank
   Outstate Michigan                            Kathleen Kacmarsky                   Infinity Graphics(design & printing of
                                                Kate                                   brochure)
Special Events                                  Linda Kisabeth                       Lansing Automakers Federal Credit Union
each year many businesses and organizations     Steven Kyler                         Michigan Department of Corrections
hold fundraising endeavors and activities       Carolyn McCarthur                    Michigan Eye Care Specialists
to support the House. Over $20,000 is           Carol Moore                          Michigan Osteopathic Association
raised annually through the kindness of these   McDonald’s Lansing Business Center   Mid-Michigan Physicians
individuals. It is our pleasure to recognize       (in-kind)                         MSU College of Law
them and their events here.                     PHP Mid-Michigan(in-kind)            MSU Federal Credit Union(all Lansing,
                                                Heidi & Dave Paseka                    East Lansing & Okemos branches)
FRANKENMUTH AUTOFEST                            Abby Perrien                         Paramount Coffee
GO-CART RAFFLE                                  Betsy Perrien                        PHP Mid-Michigan
Affordable Tire                                 Cyle Perrien                         Sparrow Health System Audit &
NATIONAL CITY BANK EVENT                        Carla Perrien                          Compliance Services
Steven L. Marvin Salon                        Mickie Johnson-Foster                        Carol Eisfelder
The Rehman Group                              Kevin Kelly-wishing a speedy recovery        Beverly Hartman & Family
Total Health Chiropractic – Lansing &         Joe & Cheryl Wald                            Julianne Kelly
  EL locations                                Marriage of Jane Woolsey & Allen Hedeen      Scot & Susan Parker
                                              Jan & Gary Calkins                           Philip & Sandra Shier
SEE FOOD                                      Montessori Radmoor School E1 & E2 Teachers   Mr. & Mrs. L. Smith
East Lansing Marriott Hotel at                  & Staff                                    Mr. & Mrs. Dale Verran
   University Place                           Mark & Mary Locher                           Tristan Goward
Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith PC             Teresa Peters                                Chris & Carol Conklin
Stillwater Grill                              Kathy Buskirk                                Virginia Conklin
                                              Kimberly Polan (our daughter)                Patricia Grauer’s Mother
SPONSOR-A-ROOM CAMPAIGN                       Walt & Pat VanConant                         Perrin Parkhurst
Jeff & Gina Brick                             Bryan Pruess                                 Kathleen Hafner
Philip & Karen Douglas                        Larry & Karen Pruess                         Jane Halfmann
Mark Johnson, DDS                             Jenna Randolph (birthday 1/25/05)            Jerramia Hall
William & Mary Ann Kelley                     Tobey Randolph (Gramma)                      Kim & Lori Bebow
Richard & Esther Reagan                       Sharon Regan                                 Adriana Maria Herrera
                                              Leanne Vadnais                               Diana Herrara & the Hispanic
TEDDY BEAR TEA                                St. John Family                                Communities
Bake N Cakes(in-kind)                         Bertha Booker                                Ronald Heinritz
Kevin & Stephanie Kammeraad(in-kind)          Kai & Brittany Schenden                      Sally Heinritz
Richard Lovett – TITLE SPONSOR                Jeff & Sarah Laansma                         Eleanor Holmes
Meijer of W. Lansing-TITLE SPONSOR            Evelyn Sheaffer                              Gloria & Robert Floden
Sparrow Health System(in-kind)                Great Great Gramma Ein                       Marie Miller
Steeple Ridge Publications(in-kind)           Joe Simpson                                  Theresa Miller
Treehouse Toys and books(in-kind)             Henry & Marcia George                        Susan Frost Perry
Uncle John’s Cider Mill(in-kind)              Lane Richard Bradley Tostevin                Karen & Gary Quinn
                                              Ashley & Jon Jolin                           Marilyn Schmid
In Honor of                                   Ana Risner
                                              Mike Risner
                                                                                           Richard & Martha Simonds
Flynn Katherine Jeanette Anderson                                                          Charlotte & Ronald Sprinkel
Michigan Spine & Pain Clinic                  Cortney & Nic Tostevin                       Mrs. Vijoya Karve
                                              Isabelle Tostevin
Birth of Sophia Victoria Anderson             Lane Tostevin                                Miland & Shashi Karve
Linda Anderson                                RMH Volunteers & Staff                       Dr. Bernard Kay
Baldwin Grandchildren                         Donald & Sharon Berninger                    Bessie Kay
Rich & Patty Baldwin                                                                       Judy Kay
                                              Sparrow Operations Division
Matthew Ballard                                 Management Team                            Martin Kruske
Margaret Egan & Tom Morrison                                                               Barbara Callard
                                              Ira Ginsburg
Ramune Bassett                                Colin Thelen                                 Sharon Lohde
Henry & Marcia George                                                                      Sponseller & Family
                                              Richard Thelen
Lennon David Brown                            Jessica Thelen                               Rick Merrill
Hunter & Blade Wyble (Lennon’s big                                                         Comerica Bank
                                              Linda Faught
  brothers who raised the money themselves)   Kyle Wise - 3 years old                      Jacqueline Morton
Barbara Cleland                               Kevin & Erin Wise                            Kenneth Morton
Leanne Vadnais                                Frank Zumbaugh - a wonderful friend          Colin Nethaway
Syd Dippel on her 12th Birthday               Melyn & Joyce Gates                          Lynne McGarry
Stan & Lisa Dipple                                                                         Adam Peters
Isabelle Droste’s Birthday
Janet Droste
                                              In Memory                                    Dave & Teresa Peters
                                                                                           Matthew Schools
                                              Richard Carlson
Mary Ann Dunn                                 Jack & Sharon Woodhams                       Dave & Sherri Drayton
Henry & Marcia George                                                                      Marie Miller
                                              Andrew Cole (my grandson)
Etha Eisler                                   Vera Ford                                    Christina Ann Swan
Henry & Marcia George                                                                      Steve, Sherry, Andrew, & Melissa Swan
                                              Tristan Dennis
Lily & Sadie George                           Bower Reunion Group                          Melissa Timte
Judy George                                                                                Michelle Faw
                                              Thomas & Annette Krycinski
Rev. Joe Pendleton                            Marguerite Donal                             Robert Toth
Bob & Margaret Stevens                                                                     Deanna Toth
                                              George & Barbara Robb & Family
James & Judy George                           Patricia Frew                                Sawyer Walker on what would have been his
John & Bertha Stevens                         Dawn & Terry Dancer                            1st Birthday
Megan & Dillon Goward                                                                      Kari Kenoff
                                              Ed & Fran Duke
Carol & Chris Conklin                         Betty Gingas                                 James Wallace
Gram Guider                                                                                Margaret Wallace
                                              Charles & Maria O’Connor
Mark & Linda Grua
Hoffmeister Grandchildren
                                              Norm O’Connor
                                              Anna Gates                                   Gifts Of Goods & Services
Rich & Patty Baldwin                                                                       Clark Alling
                                              Ankney Family
Makala Gwendolynn Johnson                                                                  Sophia Athoudt & Lauren Foster
                                              Ron & Linnea Arksey
Michigan Spine & Pain Clinic                                                               Boys & Girls Club of Lansing Keystone Club
                                              Richard & Marie Belding
Troy Johnson                                                                               Citadel Broadcasting Co
                                              Leeta Collins
        Erik Cittansen                              Mark & Terri Kukowski                        Tina Slee
        Celeste Clarkson                            Lansing Area Golden K Kiwanis Club           Smith Floral
        Suzanne Coffey                              Lansing Lions Club/Delta Lioness Club        Ann Snyder
        Congregation Kehillat Israel                Adam & Kim Lazar                             Sparrow Thursday Group
        Fred Dunn                                   McDonald’s                                   Spartan Printing
        Girl Scout Troop #90                        MSU Holmes Hall Members                      Superior Electric
        Girl Scout Troop #238                       Craig Moreland                               Vox Printing
        Jennie Grau                                 Anne Ordiway                                 Wal-Mart of Okemos
        Bonnie Hall                                 Portland Middle School                       Alex Winquist
        Diane Harte                                 Karen Sackett                                Tami Zimmerman
        Holy Cross School                           Shirleyetta Sernick
        Diena Huebner                               Shepherd of the Hills Church

                                                                                Pop Tab Collecting
    Join These Heroes                                       Pull Tabs For
                                                             The House!
                                                                                The First Church of the Nazarene in Redford began collecting pull
                                                                                tabs to benefit a friend and help cover the expenses of her dialysis.
    Every Tab Means Dollars For                                                 Sadly their friend passed away and the Kidney Foundation stopped
   Those little tabs mean big dollars for RMHMM!                                accepting pull tabs at the same time. The 1st and 2nd grade Sunday
   These tabs come to us from near and far, like those                          School classes that had been collecting tabs for quite some time
   collected and donated by:                                                    decided to donate them to the House to help us help families in
    Pete Koptya (2 large boxes); Mitchell Frye Family (3-5 qt pails);           crisis. Their goal is to join the Million Tab Club. They are well on
    Kyle Brandt (80 lbs); R&D Walters (2 qts); St. Louis Carrie Krause          their way with their first donation in June of 245,000 tabs!
    Elementary School (275 lbs); SASGC Parents Club-Jackson (50                 Eight-year-old Bret and his mom came to the House with a donation of
    lbs); Mrs. VanKempen; St. Martin Youth Group-Perrinton (2                   pull tabs. Bret, who had experienced a hospitalization at Sparrow Hospital,
    Coke banks); Hillcrest Elementary School-Dearborn Heights (5                collected three-quarters of a box of tabs along with family and friends to give
    boxes); Michigan Chapter of CRS (284 lbs); Roxanne Riggio-                  to the House. Thank you Bret, and we’re glad you’re doing so well.
    Livonia (6 lbs); St. John Lutheran School-Midland (22 lbs);
                                                                                Jarred Bird has been collecting pull tabs for several years to support the
    Donna Frakes (2000 tabs); Alexis Linton; Sherri Hantz; Ovid-
                                                                                House. This summer he donated 42,100 tabs. Wow! Way to go, Jarred!
   Elsie Lioness Club (30.4 lbs); Collett Family; Phyllis Quinn;
   Charles Litwiller; St. Johns Lutheran School (23 lbs); Kimberly              Ten-year-old Nick has been collecting tabs for quite some time
   Haley (2 envelopes); Wendy Carr; Mt. Hope United Methodist                   and regularly sends tabs to us.
   Church; Norma Eppinger; Sandra Richway(1 large envelope);
   Betty Klauss in honor of one small boy; Suzanne Parog; S. Lamb;
   Dimondale Elementary School (large box); St. Thomas Aquinas
   School (grocery bag); United Methodist Church of Sterling
                                                                              Pop Tab Collecting
  Heights; Bretton Woods Lioness Club; Wardcliff Elementary School;
                                                                              Turn tabs into dollars to support the RMH and the families of ill
  AMVETSD Post 2273 (5 large bags); VFW Post 7309; Houghton
                                                                              children…it’s the easiest thing you can do to support the House! Anyone
  Lake United Methodist Church (2 large boxes); Debra Liberty-
                                                                              can participate. The program provides a terrific opportunity for children
  Marquette (1 box); Charlotte GFWC; Wendy Wuorinen-Iron Wood;
                                                                              to get involved and make a genuine contribution to the House.
  Carol Aytes-Livonia; Carol Fraser-Swartz Creek; Shiawassee RESD;
  Merrill Middle School; Lisa Rinette; Owosso St. Paul Elementary             The program is simple to run. The tabs are collected by schools,
  School; Mitten Bay Girl Scout Troop 276; Dryden Elementary                  churches, hospitals, businesses, senior centers or any other organization
 School (231,000 tabs); Jerry Schrauben (12,000); Margaret Stuart;            that then brings or sends them to the House. Once at RMHMM, pop tabs
 Ken Schuster (box of tabs); Central Elementary School (9 1/2 lbs);           are placed in one of four dumpsters provided by Freidland Industries.
 St. Martha School (8 1/2 lbs); Alpha Kappa Psi; Linda Rom; Byron             When the dumpsters are filled, we place a call to Freidland and they pick
 Robson; Office of Retirement Services (20 lbs+25-gallon bucket);             them up, take them to their location, weight them, sell them and send us
 Herbison Woods School 6th grade class; Kathryn Kuelbs-Farmington             a check. Not in our immediate vicinity? You can take the tabs to your own
 Hills; Syd Aussie Stars Gymnastic Club of Jackson (421 lbs); Colvett         local scrap metal dealer who will weight the tabs and write you a check that
 Family; McDonald’s of Branch & Hillsdale Counties (221 lbs); Wendy           can then be sent directly to the House.
Wuorinen; Carol Aytes; Arbutus Chapter #45 OES; Life Christian                You can also work to become a member of the Million Tab Club.
Church (large jar); Blue Water Parrot Heads; Concrete Tool Supply;            Just keep track of the tabs donated each time and when you reach
Elderly Instruments (21 lbs); Laingsburg Middle School PALs (40               one million, your name will be placed on a plaque at the House
lb); Girl Scout Troop 758 (4 jugs); CH2Mhill; Michigan Chapter                and you will receive a recognition certificate to display at your
CRS (40 lb); Michigan 4C Assoc.; Eager Beavers (10 lbs); St. Johns            location. We just learned of a school that has been working toward
Lutheran School (56 lbs); Ovid-Elsie Lioness Club (22 lbs); LaSalle           their million-tab goal for 10 years. Wow! They’ve reached their
Bank; St. John UCC-New Buffalo; Lynne Poteau                                  goal. You can too!
                                                                                                                  Board Of Directors
        Welcome New Board Members                                                                 Lisa Gnass, Board Chair, Parent Advocate
                                                                                                  Heather Badder, Volunteer
       Each year we bid a fond farewell to Board members with expiring
                                                                                                  Patty Baldwin, Volunteer
       terms and welcome those ready to take their place. At our annual                           Tony Conley, Parent Advocate
       holiday board dinner, we recognized the service of Michael McFall,                         Renee Draves, McDonald’s Owner/Operator
       President of Biggby’s Coffee; Mike Dickerson, McDonald’s Owner/                            Rick Fellows, Treasurer, Sparrow Health System
       Operator; and Bob Kramer, President & CEO of Emergent                                      Sarina Gleason, TDS Metrocom
       BioSolutions for their years of service on the Board.                                      Julie Griffith, PHP Mid-Michigan
                                                                                                  Michael Mortimore, National City Bank
                                                                                                  Dr. Harman Nagler, Sparrow Physicians Health Network
       New members stepping into their shoes are: Todd Spero, Service                             Kim Root, Emergent BioSolutions
       Line Manager, Mother Baby Center, Sparrow Health Center; Renee                             Theda Rudd, Board Chair Emeritus, MSU Career Services
       Draves, McDonald’s Owner/Operator; Kim Root, VP, Emergent                                  Kevin Smith, M&M Restaurant Supply
       BioSolutions; Dr. Harman Nagler, Sparrow Physicians Health                                 Todd Spero, Sparrow Health System
                                                                                                  Jason Vanderstelt, Adams Outdoor Advertising
       Network. WELCOME; We look forward to your insight and service.
                                                                                                  Rebecca Reagan, Executive Director
                                                                                                  Ruth Lumbert, Resident House Manager
                                                                                                  Susan Schwaderer, Operations Manager
  Help reduce expenses, check the appropriate box               Donating or registering for       BOARD CHAIR EMERITUS
        Please remove us from your mailing list
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                                                       and give.        Dr. Stephan Guertin, Director, PICU, Sparrow Health System
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        Send information on volunteering                        and get the most current
  Please do one of the following:                               information about House
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                                Ruth Lumbert, Resident House Manager / RMH volunteers, mail preparation

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