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Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Central Ohio

711 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43205

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Central Ohio

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children being treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital and other area hospitals. RMHC of Central Ohio is the third largest in the world and serves more than 3,000 families each year by providing over 20,000 nights at the House. Our programs are grassroots-driven to enable the Charity to offer help where children need it most- right in our own communities. The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio allows families to stay together, which helps aid in the healing process. It takes an entire community to provide for children and families in need. As our need for services continues to grow, our mission has remained the same.


Ratings & Reviews


Danielle Stucke

Danielle Stucke

Volunteer

Galloway, OH

January 12, 2017

Great time

This was a fun volunteer opportunity. It didn't give a lot of contact w the families at RMDH, but was a good chance to get to know other volunteers.

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Nikki Miracle

Nikki Miracle

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

January 13, 2016

Fabulous time Baking cookies

This was my first time volunteering for Besa and I brought my 6 year old son Alex! Both of us had such an amazing time. Ian was very welcoming and helpful and the staff and volunteers at the House were very friendly and accommodating! The other volunteers were very warm and gracious to both me and my son! We are so looking forward to volunteering again next month by cleaning the RMH!

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Janice Howard

Janice Howard

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

December 10, 2015

Baking Cookies at RMH

This was my first time Baking Cookies at the Ronald McDonald House. Such nice people to work with and beautiful kitchens to use! One of the volunteers at RMH offered to give us a tour. What an amazing place! It's so good to know there is a place like this to support families who are going through so much. I would definitely do this again!!!

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toni weirauch

toni weirauch

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

October 11, 2015

Great time at Ronald McDonald House

So many nice volunteers. A well organized event.

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Megan O'Donnell

Megan O'Donnell

Volunteer

Westerville, OH

August 26, 2015

Rewarding & fun experience, great organization

This was one of my favorite Besa experiences so far. The tour was great & informative, learned a lot about the organization. I'm looking forward to volunteering here again.

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LAUREN BALAZS

LAUREN BALAZS

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 28, 2015

Chocolate chip cookies

This was my second time baking cookies at the RMH. I thought this experience was even better than the first because the other girl I was volunteering with and I got to talk to one of the woman who's son was at the house. She was cooking his dinner so we got to interact which was nice :)

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Ali Iovino

Ali Iovino

Volunteer

Dublin, OH

May 18, 2015

First Besa Experience

Helping to clean the Ronald McDonald House was great! This was my first Besa experience and Sarah and the other volunteers made me feel so welcome. Even though they had been volunteering with Besa for an extended period of time they still took the time to give me a tour of the house and go over what needed to be done. RMH is a great cause, I just wish there were more opportunities than just once a month! I will definitely be exploring more opportunities with Besa!

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Carol Reeves

Carol Reeves

Volunteer

Powell, OH

May 13, 2015

Cookie Bake

This organization had a great idea here. This is my 3rd trip to Ronald Mcdonald House. First time making cookies. I really enjoyed the people from the group as well as the working together approach all of us had. Can't wait to do more with Besa. Tell me where do I go next....?

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Kassandra Young

Kassandra Young

Volunteer

Hilliard, OH

September 9, 2014

Cookie baking was the BEST time I've had yet! AWESOME EVENT!

This is the first Besa volunteer opportunity I have been to that I had the chance to focus on the volunteers I was working with; we were able to truly get to know one another and how they became a part of BESA, all while donating our talents and time to benefit others.

I learned that one of the girls found out about BESA on Facebook through a friend of hers and just moved back from New Orleans. She had a stint working in AmeriCorps and brought a friend along with her. She just moved back to Columbus and was looking for ways to get involved again in this community. Then there was a couple who had been working with BESA awhile and I got to hear about what her and her husband do, how they met, what events they like, etc. It was so ironic that the Volunteer Leader worked in a similar professional field as me. It gave us something to talk about. Plus, the last woman who came to help is a grandmother who nannies her nephews and grandkids. She doesn't have a job other than nannying and wants to spend more time giving back and keeping busy.

I know that's not really feedback as much as it is telling you what happened, but I left with a huge smile. I know it doesn't have an immediate/direct impact on the individuals we are helping since we aren't interacting with them as much, but it was so fun to bake with the BESA volunteers and so fulfilling to know that families are going to eat our baked goods and feel so appreciative for something so simple.

Love love love. Thank you.

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Sarah Takieddine

Sarah Takieddine

Volunteer

Dublin, OH

April 22, 2014

always a great experience!
i wish i could do it more often :)

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Ashley Shipley

Ashley Shipley

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

April 22, 2014

I absolutely loved touring the Romald McDonald house and hearing about all the amazing ways Columbus companies and organizations have come together to make this house a home for those in need. The cleaning of the house was a piece of cake. I would definitely recommend adding this to your volunteer to-do list.

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Edwin John Yang

Edwin John Yang

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

April 18, 2014

Love every minute of it. Can't wait for the remodeled kitchen!

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Sabrina Parsley

Sabrina Parsley

Volunteer

Dublin, OH

March 13, 2014

Making Cookies

What a beautiful organization! I was welcomed with such sweetness and appreciation. The event was well planned and it was easy to just plug right in, as this was my first time volunteering with Besa. I will definitely spread the word to my friends about Besa and will be volunteering again very soon!

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Matthew Goldstein

Matthew Goldstein

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

March 13, 2014

Loved working with the group of volunteers. There was a good mix of people and everyone was incredibly friendly and outgoing.

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Sarah Takieddine

Sarah Takieddine

Volunteer

Dublin, OH

January 23, 2014

I absolutely love volunteering with Besa!
Everyone is so friendly and nice. The Ronald McDonald house is a great cause, and i wish that Besa had more events with them, because i would love to do more!

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Pete Wiseman

Pete Wiseman

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

January 23, 2014

Baking cookies at the Ronald Mcdonald house was a blast. I met some interesting people - even one woman who utilized the charity when she was young. The Besa and house staff made me feel very comfortable, and the kitchens were stocked with all the necessary equipment to whip up delicious snacks for the residents. p.s. check out the GIANT stuffed bear in the library.

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Arthur Kadlec

Arthur Kadlec

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

December 13, 2013

Good opportunity for a great organization

We had a great time baking cookies for the Ronald McDonald house.

The kitchens had everything necessary for the actual baking, including a KitchenAid mixer!

Make sure to turn the overhead vents on if you tend to loose track of time!

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Suzanne Coates Brown

Suzanne Coates Brown

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

April 6, 2013

Great Time with Ronald McDonald House & Besa

My 10 yr old son and I have volunteered twice now with Ronald MCDonald House through Besa. My son joined me in helping to paint the 2nd floor, then asked me to sign us up to help bake cookies for the residents! The opportunity to volunteer with him is a priority for me. It's great to have found an organization where we both have a great time, meeting new people and participating in activities in a fun, team oriented setting.

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JM Rayburn

JM Rayburn

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 28, 2013

Easy and fun for all ages.

The volunteer event with the Ronald McDonald House is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to give back to the community in a fun and rewarding way. Besa did all the legwork beforehand, allowing for volunteers with all different levels of experience to partake. I especially loved the bagels and impromptu music that came with the painting.

I have to admit that it was nice to see members of the Besa organization jump in with the volunteers to get the job done. It speaks volumes to the organization itself.

Can't wait for the next volunteering event!

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Barbie Coleman

Barbie Coleman

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 27, 2013

An Inspiring Experience

What an extraordinary experience we had working side by side with friends to help paint the second floor of the Ronald McDonald House. The staff was great! Everything was well organized, our purpose was clear, and there were lots of laughs. With every brush stroke, we knew we were contributing to the comfort of the families who stay at the house. Thank you for the privilege of being part of such a wonderful organization!

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Lori Lutz

Lori Lutz

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 27, 2013

Sharing Time, Supporting an AMAZING Org

Volunteering with friends and fellow board members of GiveBesa.org at Ronald McDonald House Charities was not only a FUN experience but knowledgeable as well!

Members at the Ronald McDonald House were truly pleasant and helpful which proves how they've been successful for SO long!
Learning what a top-notch organization Ronald McDonald House Charities is and how supportive they are of others in times when needed most broadens my mind/gives meaning to how everyone can make a difference by just sharing time in supporting each other.

I plan on sharing more of my time in supporting RMHC of Central Ohio’s mission!

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Jonathon Jasper

Jonathon Jasper

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 27, 2013

Great Time with a Great Organization

Volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities was an awesome experience. The staff at the House were friendly, grateful and ready to help-out in any way possible.

The work is fun and the feeling that comes with the completion of the volunteer time is unmatched. I look forward to working with the House in the future!

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Clean the Ronald McDonald House

Clean the Ronald McDonald House

Support families at RMHC

Date: January 21 | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

Come help the Ronald McDonald House provide a safe, clean, and beautiful environment for families by donating your time to clean! The Ronald McDonald House Columbus is the second largest RMH house in the world. This opportunity offers volunteers a unique opportunity to see inside the House that provides thousands of families comfort each year.

  • Volunteers will dust, vacuum and tidy up common areas to keep the House looking spic and span. Additional cleaning areas may include the lobby and guest rooms during transition to a new family.
  • Age Minimum with Adult - 5
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer
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Bake Cookies for Families

Bake Cookies for Families

Relieve stress with a simple act!

Date: January 30 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

For three decades, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home.

  • Baking treats for their families is a great way to give a taste of home while they are dealing with the stress of having an ill child. Treats will be left in the kitchen so families can take with them on their way across the street to the hospital. 
  • Volunteers can make whatever treat they think families would enjoy (cookies, Chex Mix, granola bars, etc.), as long as it can easily be packaged in zip lock baggies so families can grab the snacks and take them back to the hospital.
  • Bring the ingredients for your favorite recipe and we’ll set you up in the kitchen with all the equipment.
  • This is a kid friendly opportunity!
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer.
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Spread the Love! Bake Cookies for Families

Spread the Love! Bake Cookies for Families

Relieve stress with a simple act!

Date: February 13 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

Join Besa and spread the love! Bring your favorite Valentine's Day inspired ingredients and bake up something sweet for families!

 

For three decades, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home.

  • Baking treats for their families is a great way to give a taste of home while they are dealing with the stress of having an ill child. Treats will be left in the kitchen so families can take with them on their way across the street to the hospital. 
  • Volunteers can make whatever treat they think families would enjoy (cookies, Chex Mix, granola bars, etc.), as long as it can easily be packaged in zip lock baggies so families can grab the snacks and take them back to the hospital.
  • Bring the ingredients for your favorite recipe and we’ll set you up in the kitchen with all the equipment.
  • This is a kid friendly opportunity!
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer.
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Arts & Crafts with Families at Ronald McDonald House

Arts & Crafts with Families at Ronald McDonald House

Relieve stress with a simple act!

Date: February 15 | Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

For three decades, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home.

 

Arts & Crafts at Ronald McDonald House is a brand new Besa activity! As a volunteer, you will support families and children staying at the House through games and crafts. There is no need to bring anything except a smile, we'll take care of the rest!

 

  • This is a kid friendly opportunity!
  • All supplies will be provided. 
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer.

 

We look forward to supporting families with you!

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Clean the Ronald McDonald House

Clean the Ronald McDonald House

Support families at RMHC

Date: February 18 | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

Come help the Ronald McDonald House provide a safe, clean, and beautiful environment for families by donating your time to clean! The Ronald McDonald House Columbus is the second largest RMH house in the world. This opportunity offers volunteers a unique opportunity to see inside the House that provides thousands of families comfort each year.

  • Volunteers will dust, vacuum and tidy up common areas to keep the House looking spic and span. Additional cleaning areas may include the lobby and guest rooms during transition to a new family.
  • Age Minimum with Adult - 5
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer
Sign up for this event
Bake Cookies for Families

Bake Cookies for Families

Relieve stress with a simple act!

Date: February 27 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Ronald McDonald House

Address:
711 E Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205

Details:

For three decades, Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home.

  • Baking treats for their families is a great way to give a taste of home while they are dealing with the stress of having an ill child. Treats will be left in the kitchen so families can take with them on their way across the street to the hospital. 
  • Volunteers can make whatever treat they think families would enjoy (cookies, Chex Mix, granola bars, etc.), as long as it can easily be packaged in zip lock baggies so families can grab the snacks and take them back to the hospital.
  • Bring the ingredients for your favorite recipe and we’ll set you up in the kitchen with all the equipment.
  • This is a kid friendly opportunity!
  • Parking Info: There is a gated parking lot on the east side of the building. Just pull up, ring the buzzer, and let them know you are there to volunteer.
Sign up for this event