Read for Ronald McDonald House






Read for Ronald McDonald House 2018-2019 has come to an end and we have had a fantastic year! More than 2,600 students read with us this year across our 67 participating schools, earning more than $181,500 in support of RMH! These amazing students provided much needed support for our RMH families while simultaneously improving their reading skills and learning the power of giving to others. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all our student readers, participating schools and business sponsors for making such a difference in the lives of our RMH families!

About Read for Ronald McDonald House:

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:   The password is: RMHC For more information or to register for the program, please contact Nancy Damato at 518-438-2655 or email

We are excited to welcome many area schools to our Read for RMH program this year!  Thank you to the following schools for being a part of our story and helping to support the children families at the Ronald McDonald House.

Albany Academy for Girls
All Saints Catholic Academy
Argyle Elementary School
AW Becker Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berlin Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Boght Hills School
Bradt Primary School
Brown School
Castleton Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Cherry Valley – Springfield Central School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Elsmere Elementary School
Excelsior College
Farnsworth Middle School 6th grade
Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School
Fonda-Fultonville Middle School
Forts Ferry Elementary School
Genet Elementary School
Green Meadow Elementary School
Harmony Hill School
Hamagrael Elementary School
Heatly School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Latham Ridge Elementary School
Linden Avenue Middle School 6th gr
Middleburgh Elementary School
Miller Hill – Sand Lake Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Okte Elementary School
Pashley Elementary School
Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
Pine Hills Elementary School
Pine Bush Elementary School
Pinewood Intermediate School
Poestenkill Elementary School
Radez Elementary School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Roessleville Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
Salem Central School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Schuylerville Elementary School
Shaker Road Elementary School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Jude the Apostle School
St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
St. Mary’s Academy
St. Pius X School
Stamford Central School CROP Program
Stevens Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Van Antwerp Middle School
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Watervliet Elementary School
William H. Barton Intermediate School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
Woodland Hill Montessori School