Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore opening and Auxiliary contributions
AuthorAuxiliary of the University of Maryland Hospital
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
Sutton, Barbara U. (Mrs. Granger G.)
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Other TitlesRonald McDonald House opening, is tribute to late Billy Ehrman
Ronald McDonald House Breaks Ground
DescriptionIn 1982, the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore opened and began housing children undergoing treatment at Baltimore-area hospitals and their families. The Auxiliary contributed by furnishing the kitchen and utility rooms of the House. Includes items concerning the opening of the House and related Auxiliary activities. The first file contains a handwritten list and accompanying catalog images of kitchen items and appliances donated to the House by the Auxiliary. The second file contains a Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore publication reporting on its opening, community contributions, and the work of the organization. Includes captioned photo reading "Dr. Edgar Berman, Mayor Schaefer (Honorary Chairman), Lorne Greene (Emcee) with Woodlawn Vase. The Maryland Horsebreeders raised a total of $205,800 for Ronald McDonald House." The third file contains an article titled "Ronald McDonald House opening, is tribute to late Billy Ehrman" reporting on the opening of the House. Includes a captioned photo reading, "Frank Staines, a painter, puts some of the finishing touches on the Ronald McDonald House as the staff prepares to open the facility today." The fourth file contains an illustration of the House dated June 28, 1982 and an invitation to its dedication and opening on the same date. The fifth file contains a memo from Auxiliary president Barbara U. Sutton to the Committee on the Hospital and Health Services reporting on Auxiliary activities, including a donation of $3,000 "to furnish the kitchens and utility rooms of the House." The sixth file contains a letter from Maria Cohen, Secretary of Hematology Oncology Support Services, Inc. to Barbara Sutton thanking her for the Auxiliary's contribution.
KeywordWoman's Auxiliary of the University of Maryland Hospital
Auxiliary of the University of Maryland Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Cooking--Equipment and supplies
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