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Volunteer Spotlight: ASU Changemakers

Putting together a Fall Festival for our families is a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of work. Thankfully, an incredible group of 23 ASU students saved the day and helped us get things set up and ready to go!      The ASU Day of Service program sends out groups of students to organizations around the Valley, and Ryan House was fortunate to be one of them! They came early in the morning and helped create decorations, prepare...
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Event Spotlight: Fall Festival

Spiderman, Ironman, and a Ryan House family walked into our Fall Festival....The result? A fabulous afternoon spent with some wonderful kids and volunteers! This year’s Fall Festival was a labor of love from a variety of groups. Volunteers helped us to set up, run our games, and direct families where to park for the event. We even had groups from Comicare and Medieval Times come dressed up as heroes, knights and queens to make the event special for our kids!...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Carpenters Union

Having an incredibly supportive community is a huge part of what makes Ryan House so special. One of the groups that makes up our community is the Carpenters Union. They recently started volunteering for us and have already made a big difference!  The Carpenters Union supports Ryan House in a variety of ways including helping us to create a space for gaming consoles in our Story of Me Room, bringing in groups to tour, and also volunteering for various projects...
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Event Spotlight: Arizona Big Train Operators Track Maintenance

Have you been to the backyard at Ryan House and noticed our train tracks? The Arizona Big Train Operators (ABTO) who maintain our outdoor train held a group meeting at Ryan House this month, and we loved learning more about them! The ABTO consists of 66 members who volunteer their time to care for the trains and tracks both at Ryan House and at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa. Members absolutely love trains. In fact, many of them have...
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Celebration Cookout with Thunderbirds Charities!

We recently hosted Thunderbirds Charities for a backyard cookout in celebration of their generous grant, which funded our Service Capacity Expansion Project, featuring our newly completed climate-controlled storage facility.  This state-of-the-art climate-controlled storage facility enables us to increase our capacity to serve more children with life-limiting conditions by freeing up our eighth bedroom for respite stays rather than using it to store our extra beds. The adorable exterior ice cream truck design (featured in the photo above) was specially designed for...
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