Meet Neal Slaton

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Meet Neal and Mary Anne Slaten “There is no better feeling than making a positive difference in a child’s life,” says Neal Slaten, a retired volunteer and long-term supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. Neal and his wife, Mary Anne, joined the RMHC family in 1991, during the 10-year anniversary of the …

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Meet Mark Geringer

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Reflections from RMHC Master Gardener, Mark Geringer  Mark keeps all three Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis Beautiful My adventure began almost 25 years ago with the Kirkwood Kiwanis, and the family dinner program, now as the Meals from the Heart. Our club has been cooking the meals for a long time. My part as …

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Meet a StudentsCare “Buddy”

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Meet Megan McLaren, a StudentsCare Buddy A newer program that benefits kids staying at the West County Ronald McDonald House called StudentsCare connects Saint Louis University student “Buddies” who offer fun friendship and support to patients and families during their stay in St. Louis. The organization started sending students to RMHC in 2019 to volunteer …

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Meet Roger and Janet Thomas

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Janet and Roger Thomas at an event to represent RMHC St. Louis  Meet Roger and Janet Thomas For almost a decade, Roger and Janet Thomas have helped guest families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. After retiring in 2009, Roger found himself staying busy with a job at La-Z-Boy furniture, an RMHC National …

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Meet Bob Manges

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Jimmy Williams and Bob Manges at the opening of the third-floor Family Room inside St. Louis Children’s Hospital Reflections from Volunteer Bob Manges It always surprises me how the Ronald McDonald house has grown in forty years. It started in July 1981 with eight bedrooms on West Pine and has grown to three beautiful Ronald …

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