While most people his age are enjoying retirement, Tom Umstead is busier than ever — all in the service of others! Seven days a week, Tom devotes his time to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, helping securing in-kind and cash contributions, proving direct support to children and their families and advocating for the Charity. Tom’s calling is making people smile. He has been called amazing, a ray of sunshine, a volunteer legend, and an angel, […]

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On February 2, 2018 my husband and I anxiously awaited the arrival of our daughter, Jahira. We knew it was going to be a high risk pregnancy when we found out she had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and I would need to deliver her at the hospital in Macon, 45 minutes away from our home. Jahira was born by emergency cesarean and was rushed to the NICU immediately. After she was born we learned that […]

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Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities is excited to serve as the Atlanta charity partner of the 12thannual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour sponsored by Dr Pepper®. This FREE event – which stops in Atlanta on July 13, 2018 at the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral – features award-winning talent, including: Deitrick Haddon, Ricky Dillard, JJ Hairston, LéAndria Johnson, Todd Dulaney and Canton Jones. Legendary singer, songwriter and producer, Donald Lawrence will return as the tour’s music director. Tour […]

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  Over the years we’ve been so proud to watch Lily and Sawyer Spadgenske grow up at our Ronald McDonald House on Gatewood Road near Egleston. The Spadgenske family first came to know the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House as their home away from home 22 years ago shortly after Lily was born.  At just a month old, doctors diagnosed Lily with a rare life-threatening liver disorder which required a transplant for her survival.  The news […]

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  We’re pleased to welcome Melinda Kelleher as our first-ever vice president of development. “This is a time of unprecedented promise and growth for Atlanta RMHC,” says Beth Howell, President and CEO, Atlanta RMHC. “We have grown significantly in recent years and now provide 81 rooms at two Houses, a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and an in-hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room. We are thrilled to add Melinda’s development expertise to our team as we continue […]

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