This year we are Shuffling for Smiles! Our House provides comfort, lodging and meals. But more than that, we offer hope, compassion, support and love. We work hard every day to bring Joy to the Journey of our families.
We do this by giving special surprises – birthday wishes come true, tickets to a game or production magically arrive, favorite foods appear in the refrigerator, visits to and from celebrities, an unexpected arrival of a family member who they have been separated from by miles and months.
The monies raised from our Shuffle this year will be used for our “McMiracle Fund,” which will be used to create the intangible things like miracles and memories and SMILES for the families and children who are going through the unimaginable.
A BIG Shout Out to the Red Shoe Crew for
putting their heart and soul into this event!
There is only one Ronald McDonald House in the state of Maryland, and we have been home to more than 35,000 families in the last thirty years. Each year, more than 1,500 families arrive at our doorstep in search of hope for a child battling a catastrophic illness or injury. Circumstances that bring our families here are unfortunate, challenging and often times tragic. Amidst the uncertainties and fears they face, we offer respite, normalcy, compassion, and love.
We can’t make the medicine taste better, the shots hurt less or the treatments less painful. But each of us can affect the journey with love, hope, compassion, and fun. With the love and support of Community, fear and despair coexist with optimism and Joy at the Ronald McDonald House.