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Mother’s Day 2022

As the Albany Ronald McDonald House celebrates 40 Years of Love, we remember all the amazing moms who have walked through our doors since 1982. Thanks to our generous community, mothers like Trish, Doreen and Mary — and many thousands more — find comfort, hope and strength at The House That Love Built.


When Trish Santiago’s twin sons were born 17 weeks premature, the Ronald McDonald House allowed her to spend every day of their 6-month NICU stay by their side.

“Without having their mother there, singing and talking and all of that, I don’t believe my boys would have made it. I could never do enough to repay what I have been given, because my boys are still here.”

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Doreen Bagaya made incredible sacrifices to bring her critically ill nine-year-old son from their home in Uganda to access life-saving medical treatment in the U.S.

“When I came to Albany, I didn’t have any family or friends here. The people at the Ronald McDonald House were my family. If they did not take me in, I don’t know what I would have done.”

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Due to a rare kidney problem, Mary Beiler’s daughter, Suzanne, spent the first three years of her life in and out of the hospital every four to eight weeks.

“The Ronald McDonald House was a great place to be away from home. When you are there, you feel loved. We had everything we needed at our fingertips. It was all we could ask for and more.”

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When a child is sick, there’s nothing quite like a mother’s comforting embrace. At RMHC of the Capital Region, we’re there for moms so that moms can be there for their children. Please join us in celebrating and supporting moms this Mother’s Day with your donation. We sincerely appreciate your generosity!

Other Ways to Give

Donate by mail: Send checks made payable to RMHC of the Capital Region, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Donate by phone: Call (518) 438-2655 during regular business hours

Donate cryptocurrency: Click here to donate with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or USD Coin.

Purchase needed items: Download our current wish list, or order and ship needed items directly from Amazon

Shop with Amazon Smile: Select Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region as your charity of choice and a percentage of your purchases will be donated back to us

Give stocks and other tax-smart gifts: Learn about the benefits of supporting RMHC of the Capital Region with a gift of stocks, bonds or other marketable securities, through a donor advised fund, or with a charitable rollover from your IRA.

Donate a vehicle:  Visit Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS) to learn how your unwanted car, motorcycle, RV, and trailer can help support families with sick children. Donations are a fast, easy and tax-deductible way to improve lives.

Learn about custom giving opportunities: Contact Sue Nigra, Director of Development, at (518) 438-2655 or email snigra@rmhcofalbany.org

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