Read for Ronald McDonald House

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The 2016-2017 Read for Ronald McDonald House Program is in full swing with 53 schools participating with us this year.  We are excited to have another wonderful year of reading and volunteering with the many students who work hard to support our Ronald McDonald House families.

We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to this year’s program business sponsors who support the program by providing needed services and supplies, underwriting program costs, providing program incentive prizes or through sponsoring the readers in our participating schools.  Please join us in thanking the following program sponsors:

Staples                                                                          Tri-City Valley Cats

University at Albany – SUNY                                  Albany Devils

Flight Trampoline Park                                            Six Flags Great Escape

Bob Neudel Photography                                         Mel eMedia

Nick Fahrenkopf                                                        School House Pediatrics

Complete Network Support                                     DC’s Pizza and Catering

La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor – Latham

Lingualinx Language Solutions, Inc.                      Marshalls

Mohawk Taproom & Grill                                         Rob Field – State Farm Insurance

Oak Ridge Wealth Strategies at Halliday Financial

Honeywell Law Firm                                                  Nikki P’s Pizza-Deli-Bakery

Molino & Vaccaro Dental                                          Karl W. Reynard Inc. – general insurance

Adirondack Country Store

Click here to check out our fundraising website to see all of our participating schools and to see our progress toward meeting this year’s $50,000 program goal!


Children can make a difference in the lives of families of the Ronald McDonald House. Read for Ronald McDonald House encourages children in their achievements in reading, a core skill that is vital to their future success in life. By participating in this program, children gain skills in reading comprehension, grammar and critical thinking. By giving their time to help others – and using their reading skills to make a difference in their community – students experience empowerment and learn the value of community service.

Offered as a school-based program and a small-group program, Read for Ronald McDonald House is simple to participate in. For one month, children will track their reading minutes on the provided reading calendar and ask family and friends to sponsor their reading. At the end of the month, donations are gathered and returned to the Ronald McDonald House. Non-profit groups participating in the program receive a rebate check for 10 percent of the total donation raised so both the group and the Ronald McDonald House benefit from this program.  Any child who earns at least $100 in donations earns a special Read for RMH prize. After one month of reading, these children will have strengthened their reading skills and feel a great sense of accomplishment from having helped others.

Here is a link to a password protected video that will give you a look inside the Ronald McDonald House and more about our unique reading program: https://vimeo.com/122500669   The password is: RMHC

For more information or to register for the program, please contact Nancy Damato at 518-438-2655 or email ndamato@rmhcofalbany.org