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 are offered 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: Watch the video here.   The password is: RMHC

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

2019-2020 Read for Ronald McDonald House Schools

We are fortunate to have 66 wonderful schools joining with us this year, Reading for the Ronald McDonald House! Students in these schools are generously giving their time to collect sponsorship for the reading they will do during their reading month and then to read to help support our RMHC families. Thank you to our 2019-2020 Read for Ronald McDonald House Schools!

Albany Academy for Girls
All Saints Catholic Academy
A.W. Becker Elementary School
Bell Top Elementary School
Berlin Elementary School
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Elementary School
Blue Creek Elementary School
Bradt Primary School
Brown School
Castleton Elementary School
Charlton Heights Elementary School
Corinth Elementary School
Duanesburg Elementary School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Elsmere Elementary School
Farnsworth Middle School
Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School
Fonda-Fultonville Middle School
Fort Edward Elementary School
Forts Ferry Elementary School
Genet Elementary School
Green Meadow Elementary School
Harmony Hill School
Heatly School
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Howe Elementary School
Ichabod Crane Primary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Latham Ridge Elementary School
Linden Avenue Middle School
Mayfield Elementary School
McNulty Academy
Menands School
Middleburgh Elementary School
New Scotland Elementary School
Northville Elementary School
Okte Elementary School
Pashley Elementary School
Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary School
Pine Bush Elementary School
Pinewood Intermediate School
Joseph B. Radez Elementary School
Red Mill Elementary School
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Richfield Springs Elementary School
Ryder Elementary School
Sacandaga Elementary School
Salem Central School
Schalmont Middle School
Schoharie Elementary School
Skano Elementary School
St. Clements Regional Catholic School
St. Jude the Apostle School
St Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School
St. Madeleine Sophie School
St. Pius X School
Stamford Central School
Stevens Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Turnpike Elementary School
Van Antwerp Middle School
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Watervliet Elementary School
Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
Woodland Hill Montessori School
Worcester Central School