Newly Renovated Ronald McDonald House to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

10/10/2014 RMHC Central Illinois

“Labor of Love” Renovation Project set to be revealed to the public on Oct. 16

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 10, 2014) – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) is excited to announce the Grand Re-Opening of their newly renovated home.

RMHCCI will be hosting a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Thursday, October 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The Grand Re-Opening is open to the public and guests will have the opportunity to tour the newly renovated house. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served following the ribbon cutting.

RMHCCI launched the “Labor of Love” renovation and expansion campaign based on a growing need for more room in the Ronald McDonald House. The renovation included much needed updates to the kitchen and living areas as well as the addition of two bedrooms. The additional rooms will allow the House to provide a home away from home for up to 14 families at one time.

RMHCCI began the renovation and expansion project over two years ago with a 17-member Renovation Committee comprised of staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and local community leaders and led by Board President Karen Jeffers. The Committee worked with fwai architects as the design and architectural firm for the project.

“We are overjoyed to finally open the newly renovated Ronald McDonald House and share it with the community,” Kelly Thompson, Executive Director of RMHCCI, said. “We couldn’t have completed this amazing renovation without the immense outpouring of support from the central Illinois community. Many businesses, groups and individuals are responsible for making this project possible, and we cannot say thank you enough to them. We are truly grateful!”

The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will take place at 610 North Seventh Street in Springfield, Illinois and will begin with the ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Guests are asked to kindly RSVP for the Grand Re-Opening to Johanna Moll at

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) is to
Provide a supportive home away from home for families with children receiving medical care in Springfield. RMHCCI serves approximately 400 families per year who travel to Springfield from throughout central Illinois. For more information, visit, follow RMHCCI on Twitter (@RMHCCI) or like RMHCCI on Facebook (

About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), an independent non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 58 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better.