The Reno Ronald McDonald House (RMHC Reno) has been keeping families close for the past 31 years. They’re secret ingredient? A warm and welcoming home-away-from-home for families traveling great distances while their children are in the hospital. In June RMHC Reno and Yelp Reno teamed up to share that warmth with more than 1,000 Yelpers during the 2nd annual Yelp’s Home Away From Home AKA the most comfortable block party in the world, raising $22,000 to help keep families close in our community!
First stop on the block? Probably Ceol Pub’s Thirst Relief Unit for some local brews before before sliding into one of the nine Toll Brothers luxury model homes we took over, each hosting a house party of extraordinary proportions! Local caterers were dishing out their comfort food faves like BJ’s Nevada BBQ’s smoked lobster mac and cheese, Cherry Bomb Catering’s chicken and dumplings, Personal Chef Tim Meevasin’s 36” pans of paella with ingredients imported all the way from Spain and Whole Foods’ mountain of fried chicken!
With all the luxurious appointments and furnishings inside these homes, it’s hard to imagine anywhere more comfy. But outside the block was buzzing with guests living it up under the lights and in the lounges setup by Celebrations Party Rentals, and some were getting down to tunes by DoWell Events with libations provided by Lolea Sangria, Monaco Cocktails, Shine Event Bartenders and The Hytch.
Who says partying doesn’t pay off? At the end of the night more than 1,000 Yelpers raised more than $22,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada! The thanks all go to our incredibly generous local partners and community members who came together to make this event really feel like a home away from home. We’re already planning year three in our heads, but until then, relive the night reading reviews and checking out all the photos on the Home Away From Home event page!
It takes the entire community to make an event like this happen. We can’t thank our valued partners enough, so we want to thank them all again!