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Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House I 2009 Vol. 3

Public Tours of Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2009® to Benefit PRMH

Tour Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2009®,this year located in Haverford Reserve in Haverford,PA.Doors open for tours on September 10,2009,and tickets are on sale now. All ticket proceeds benefit the families we serve at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Public tours run:

Tickets on sale now

The Design Home is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Tickets are $20 per person.

There’s an interesting twist to this year’s Design Home.It features two side-by-side carriage homes,the Pembrey and the Treymore, each depicting a different lifestyle – one more“town”and the other more“country”.The Design Homes offer a classic yet sophisticated sense of design inspired by the architecture of Philadelphia’s Main Line region and feature amenities such as an outdoor spa and fire pit,a Jeffersonian style library,gourmet kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances,a sauna,luxurious bathrooms,a wine room,deck,and patio.

For ticket sales,special event information,and directions to the site,visit www.philarmh.org/designhome2009.

Restaurant Partners

Make a day out of the Design Home! The following restaurants are offering special deals and discounts to visitors of Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2009®.Visit www.philarmh.org for more details.

A la Maison

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Radnor

Ruby’s Diner

We are grateful to the following restaurants for generously donating lunches for the Design Home volunteers.

Mesa Fresh 400 S.State St. Springfield, PA 19064 610.544.5605 www.getmesafresh.com

Chris’ Grill 908 Conestoga Road Rosemont, PA 19010 610.527.8500 www.chrisgrillandcatering.com

Garrett Hill Pizza 910 Conestoga Road Rosemont, PA 19010 610.525.8813 www.ghpizza.com

McDonald’s 111 W.Lancaster Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003 610.649.7255 www.mcdonalds.com

Cooking Up A Taste of Home at PRMH

For the past 11 years, families, volunteers, and staff alike have looked forward to Monday lunch at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. From homemade macaroni and cheese to warm blueberry cobbler,dedicated volunteer Delores Tartt has been serving up delicious food designed to bring a bit of home to families staying at the House.

Delores started as a front desk volunteer in 1998, but quickly realized she could bring her culinary talents to the House’s kitchen.“It feels great to do something where you are really appreciated. Everybody raves about my mac and cheese, and my veggies.”Her salmon cakes,tuna salad, and array of homemade desserts are also family favorites.

After serving as a nurse for 27 years,Delores wanted to continue helping others.When her husband of 49 years – her childhood sweetheart

  • passed away,she knew it was time to do

something.“It was just too unbearable,”she says.“I was bored and lonely.”Living just a few blocks from PRMH made volunteering here an easy choice.

“To me,the House is a very satisfying place to be a part of because you play such a role in helping so many people in desperate need,”she says.“The families are so grateful.”And Delores, a great-grandmother who turned 80 on the Fourth of July,has no plans of slowing down her lunchtime tradition.“I say I used to be a firecracker but I am just a sparkler now,”she says with a laugh.Those who spend each Monday with Delores might just disagree.

If you are interested in helping our families as a volunteer at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House,visit our website at www.philarmh.org.

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