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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown (RMHC) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children. It provides a “home-away-from-home” for the families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment, so they can be close to their child’s bedside as they face life-saving procedures.

Spinning a web of support

Children facing a serious illness need a web of support to heal and thrive. This is especially true when a family has to travel to access care for a child, which can add a financial strain to an already stressful situation. To help reduce this burden, RMHC provides comfort, care and lodging, free of charge, to parents and guardians so they can stay close to a child receiving medical care.

 

Through its facilities in Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Pennsylvania, RMHC supports more than a thousand families each year. The homes offer families access to private rooms, kitchens, a dining area, laundry rooms, game rooms and other amenities. Plus, several nights a week, families are treated to home-cooked meals prepared by volunteers.

 

“We support RMHC because of the peace of mind it brings to families facing a crisis,” said Danielle Shearer, vice president at Howard Hanna Insurance Services. “We’re honored to play a supporting role in helping these children heal.”

 

“We support RMHC because of the peace of mind it brings to families facing a crisis, and we’re honored to play a supporting role in helping these children heal.”

– Danielle Shearer, Vice President, Howard Hanna Insurance Services

 

Local superheroes to the rescue

Howard Hanna Insurance Services has supported RMHC since 2018 in a variety of ways. They donate hot meals, toys, toiletries and items for the pantry and spend time bonding with the families staying there. Employees also support the RMHC’s annual Red Shoe Ball, an event that helps secure thousands of dollars in donations and sponsorships for the Pittsburgh and Morgantown locations. Along with sending staff members to volunteer at the event, one employee also serves on the Red Shoe Ball planning committee.

 

In addition, the agency consistently comes up with creative ways to support the cause. Last year, they launched a “Give 2022 a Fresh Start” program by purchasing, gathering and donating $500 worth of cleaning items for “Spick n’ Span Apartment Bags.” These bags were placed in the guest rooms between visitors to ensure families had the basics to keep their spaces clean during their stay.

 

Another fun example is the “Superhero Race” and raffle the agency planned in honor of National Super Hero Day (which is April 28 for those keeping track). This lively event raised awareness of the RMHC as well as more than $1,600. For these and other efforts, Howard Hanna Insurance Services received the 2022 Nationwide Agency Community Service Award, which included a gift of $2,500 that they donated to the RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown.

 

An unwavering commitment

Howard Hanna Insurance Services continues to ramp up its support and enthusiasm in 2023. So far this year, along with making their regular donations, the agency delivered joy to children and families at the houses by organizing a cookie decorating party. They brought cookies, frosting and candy for decorating and let the kids enjoy the creativity along with the snacks. And in an inspiring act of tenderness and compassion of their own, the kids decorated cookies for the volunteers as a way to show their thanks.

 

“The unwavering commitment of Howard Hanna’s staff is a steady source of inspiration for all of us at RMHC,” said Eleanor Reigel, CEO of RMHC. “They show what’s possible when people come together to care for others when they need it most.”

 

“The unwavering commitment of Howard Hanna’s staff is a steady source of inspiration for all of us at RMHC.”

– Eleanor Reigel, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown

 

Providing comfort and care

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Louise Conrad
10 months ago

Great team great insurance Co. What a wonderful cause this is!!!

Susan Paulson
10 months ago

Great people! Great service with dedication to customers!

Mariah Kulkin
10 months ago

Congrats!

Mary K Grillo
10 months ago

Great Howard Hanna team for such a worthy cause!

Mary K Grillo
10 months ago

What an awesome team!!! Thank You

Becky Harper
10 months ago

Always happy to see a company wanting to give back! Way to go!!

Marguerite McNelis
10 months ago

Great people.

mark Cook
10 months ago

We love Safeco Insurance provided by Howard Hanna!

Nicholas a Williams
10 months ago

Great people and a great company!

Leslie Monterrosa
10 months ago

This is Soo AWESOME!! Great representation to help and support those in need.

John Saunders
10 months ago

You guys at HH are world class!

Susan Steiner
10 months ago

Hanna does great fund raising for charities. It’s for the kids!!

RuthAnne Belton
10 months ago

Howard Hanna Insurance Services Are the Best!

Tammy Middlebrooks
10 months ago

The Ronald McDonald House is a GREAT and wonderful place for families to stay in a time of need.

Kevin P Horan
10 months ago

Amazing group of individuals making a difference !!!

Jennifer Tronolone
10 months ago

Ronald McDonald house is an a wonderful facility for families.

Brandon Sinnott
10 months ago

The Love and Support Howard Hanna gives for the organization is amazing.

Ausra Gause
10 months ago

Ronald McDonald house is an awesome facility for families.

Casi Sinnott
10 months ago

Love the work that Howard Hanna Insurance does for families in need!

Lynn Stewart
10 months ago

Ronald McDonald House is a great facility~

Michele C.
10 months ago

Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause!

Amy Rayman
10 months ago

Such a fantastic partnership all around!

Caitlin Fries
10 months ago

Thank you for all that you do! Great work!

Mary K Grillo
10 months ago

The Howard Hanna Insurance team loves working with the Ronald McDonald House. It brings us so much joy to see how much those staying at the House appreciate everything the team does to bring them some happiness in their most trying times. Prayers to all!!

Tom Yargo
10 months ago

I know families who have benefited from the generosity and support of Ronald McDonald House. Keep up the great work!

maryvonne Wheeler
10 months ago

I love this idea.

Lynn stewart bates
10 months ago

What a great team!

Barbara Valentine
10 months ago

Great work!

Andrew Amaro
10 months ago

Congratulations on the award and thank you for all you do to help RMHC!

Steve Gallucci
10 months ago

RMHC is an unbelievable way to give back to the community! What better way to show your support than to help the children who are struggling everyday with challenges that many of us are lucky and blessed enough to not ever have to face. God Bless RMHC.

Ashley Mixon
10 months ago

Thank you for all your hard work!

Rebecca McCaffrey
10 months ago

All a labor of love for this wonderful group at RMHC, and fun for our team to participate !

Katie
10 months ago

Thank you to our clients, friends and families for helping us support the RMHC!

Jennifer Vickers-Bodnar
10 months ago

Congrats Howard Hanna and RMHC! You truly are making more happen!!!

Lynn Stewart
10 months ago

What a great group of caring people.

Shawn Miller
10 months ago

Great cause!

Kristin Buckwalter
10 months ago

Great work Howard Hanna Insurance Services!

Last edited 10 months ago by Kristin Buckwalter
Mary Claire Schneider
10 months ago

❤️

Leslie J Walton
10 months ago

Thank you RMHC for all you do!!

Tara McHenry
10 months ago

love RMHC!

Michelle Walker
10 months ago

What a wonderful cause!

Ken Katis
10 months ago

This is awesome!!

maryvonne Wheeler
10 months ago

Love this cause.

Bubba Shearer
10 months ago

Great job. So proud of your Team!

Katharine Marrs
10 months ago

I love getting to go visit the House in Pittsburgh! It’s such a great program for the community.

Danielle Shearer
10 months ago

Thank you Safeco and Liberty Mutual for this opportunity. We are so grateful!

Amy Rayman
10 months ago

So very, very grateful! <3

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