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Brenner Supports Ronald McDonald House - Another Happy Meal

Added 12/13/13 by Ken Silberling

On December 9, 2013 the Brenner Real Estate Group Staff was honored to participate in the Adopt-A-Meal Program at the Fort Lauderdale Ronald McDonald House. You've probably heard of Ronald McDonald House but may not have a full appreciation of the great work they do. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida. The Fort Lauderdale House opened in 2004 and is located at 15 SE 15th Street, adjacent to Broward General Hospital and Chris Evert Childrens’ Hospital. The facility has hotel rooms for up to 16 families, a dining facility, a library and indoor and outdoor play areas. The idea behind Ronald McDonald House is to provide families with a place to stay near their children who are undergoing treatment and need support. Families can stay at the house for up to 30 days and occasionally longer depending on the treatment needed by the children.

The Adopt-A-Meal program provides a much-needed support service to families who are taking care of their sick children, and often don’t have the time, funds, or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal.  After a long day at the hospital or clinic, a hot meal is a welcome gift. We had the pleasure of taking the dinner shift and bringing a nice hot meal to the families at the house along with some food donations collected by the BREG team. These families come to our area from around the world. We got to meet a family from Peru as well as one from Texas.

It was a good day to have one of South Florida’s top property management companies on the scene as we were able to dispatch one of our vendors to repair an air-conditioning problem at the house in the most visited room of the house – The family room. We thank American HVAC for their assistance.

We got a great tour of the house from Nicole Harris, the assistant manager, who also filled us in on the work of RMHC. Their next big project will be to provide a mobile dental van to serve children in need throughout South Florida. They are also planning to open a new facility at Miami Children’s Hospital. We had Nicole send us a wish list of items they need to help them serve the community please see below. For more information on helping to support Ronald McDonald House or  or more information in how to adopt-a meal, go to  or call the RMHC directly at 954-828-1822.


Wish List 2013
Fort Lauderdale House

The Miami Ronald McDonald House needs everything your house needs, except on a much larger scale.  

Get your office, school, or neighborhood to work together to collect items and help the families staying and the House.

*items in bold are greatly needed

 For the Kitchen                                                               

  • Pots and Pans, Pan Lids (medium and large)
  • Flatware, Spoons and forks, knives
  • Cutting boards, spatulas
  • Baking sheets
  • Cereal bowls, Mixing bowls
  • Paper goods- (Cups, paper plates, napkins)
  • Aluminum foil, Plastic wrap
  • Kitchen towels and dish cloths
  • Cooking oil, rice, salt
  • Pot holders
  • Toaster oven, blenders                                                              

For the guest rooms

  • Twin/Full liners pillow and mattresses
  • Toaster oven, blenders
  • Blue bathroom rugs
  • Medium size white lamp shades
  • Table lamps-40 watt light bulbs
  • Laundry baskets
  • Pillows and Pillow cases (some color)
  • Small white wash cloths
  • Portable cribs with sheets
  • Twin-sized Blankets (white, beige)
  • Queen sheet sets (white, beige)                    

Entertainment for the families

  • Board Games
  • Passes to Movie theaters                                                                                 

Gift cards

  • Lowe’s
  • Publix, Winn-Dixie, Sedano’s
  • Home Depot
  • Costco, Target, Kmart                                                                      

Food Items

  • Canned goods
  • Sugar, flour, spices, syrup
  • Pasta
  • Sandwich Meats
  • Fresh products, eggs, margarine/butter
  • Snacks foods: granola bars, juice boxes, raisins, nuts etc
  • Frozen pizza, dinner and boxes                                 

Cleaning supplies and maintenance

  • Sanitary (Toilet) paper
  • Paper towel
  • Plug in Air Fresheners
  • Par 20 bulbs
  • Laundry detergent, bleach (Powdered)
  • Dishwasher and dishwashing soap
  • Disinfectant spray and wipes
  • Window cleaner
  • Ajax and Pine-Sol
  • Brooms (3)
  • Vacuum cleaners (3)
  • Iron and Iron Boards (3 of each)
  • Stainless Steel cleaner spray
  • Disposable gloves
  • Garbage Bags
  • BBQ Grill cleaning spray
  • Mold spray    

For our office

  • 8  ½” x 11” paper for printer


Please remember… for the safety and health of our children, we cannot accept used clothing, used toys or stuffed animals, or anything that is broken or soiled.

 All items donated must be new.

Thank you for supporting

“The House That Love Built!”

 We are also registered at click on: ‘’Wish List” and under enter

First name: RMHC

Last name: South Florida

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