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Thank you for making Send Love a success

March 31st, 2022

One element that makes RMHC special is the extended community that touches our families, often not having a direct connection with the people they are impacting. It comes from a beautiful place within thousands of our volunteers and friends who give simply because they care.

Celebrating and inspiring others to pay it forward is a daily practice at RMHC.  We create opportunities that can be both tangible and meaningful. February is globally the season of love, which inspired us to launch “Send Love” in 2020.  This year, as we listened to the needs of guest families, we encouraged friends to help us raise dollars for new pillows. A good night’s rest can make a world of difference for parents with a sick child.  So, making our beds as comfortable as possible is critical this year.

We set a goal to purchase two new pillows for each room, and together we more than tripled that goal. As friends donated online to fund the pillow campaign, they were encouraged to send our families a whimsical Valentine’s card. Those cards, along with treats from Frostwood Farms Kitchen, the Barlass family, the Levy Family Giving Fund, and dinner from National Charity League filled our home with love.

Finally, we understand that paying it forward is equally important for us as an organization.

RMHC is built on incredible partnerships with healthcare providers, who provide 100% of guest family referrals and are intricately enmeshed in the care and support of families who stay with us.  Doctors, nurses, social workers, and staff are often stretched thin, and the past two years have been grueling.  Partnering with Crumbl Cookies in Sun Prairie and Madison, our volunteers delivered 200 cookies, Valentine’s cards, and smiles to the frontline at three of our partner hospitals.

What a heartwarming way to Send Love across the city and we couldn’t be more grateful to those who participated!  Look for another opportunity to get involved this May as we wrap our moms in love with a blanket campaign as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Thank you for all you do to not only support us but share the mission with others.  Together, even small changes can brighten someone’s day and give them the strength to keep going.