Reinhart Guest House

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Volunteer Spotlight: Glen Allen High School

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We were so glad to have our “fantastic five”, students from Glen Allen High School, back at the guest house this past week to cook for our families. These boys have cooked over 20 meals for our families! We love having them.

Families enjoy visiting with one another and the volunteers who cook.

 

They appreciate the wonderful home cooked meals and the chance to get a break from the hospital!

We appreciate the hard work these boys do each time they come to cook at the guest house and look forward to their next visit!

 

 

 

 

 

Display your art at the guest house!

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We have had the pleasure of displaying some wonderful art from area schools at the Reinhart Guest House. Our current display is artwork done by students at The Steward School. We love displaying artwork and our guests enjoy seeing it!

We invite the community to come view the artwork during regular staff hours, 8am-12am Monday-Friday and 8am-8pm Saturday-Sunday. We would love to help you put on an open house as well for the artists to come see their work! If you know of a school, church, or individual who would be interested in displaying their art let us know! Give us a call, 804-287-7300, or email katherine_demaio@bshsi.org for more information!

How to provide a meal for our families

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The smell of a delicious meal being prepared in the Reinhart Guest House kitchen is one very special way to provide comfort to our families as they return to the guest house after a long day at St. Mary’s Hospital.

We love having school groups, church groups, families and friends at the house cooking for our guests and the guests love it too!!

Would you or someone you know like to cook a meal for our families or make a meal for our freezer to save for a later time? Give us a call at 804-287-7300 or email katherine_demaio@bshsi.org for more information!

We have had some wonderful groups prepare meals in the last month or so, we appreciate them so much! We also have some great groups coming soon and would love to add you to our calendar!

Geriatric Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team made dinner for our families on June 27. A note from a guest: “I really can’t find the words to tell you all how much I appreciate everything you all have done for our family. Food was delicious! God bless y’all.” – Steve B.

 

We look forward to having Bank of America, the team from Hope Therapy, Telecommunication ladies from St Marys Hospital, and Hunton Baptist Church return to the guest house to cook for our families in the coming weeks!

Endowment Challenge

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Good help feels like home.

“Many things, great and good, start with a dream. Dreams provide us not only with the rest and revitalization, but with ideas hope and even our destiny. But dreams are not enough. It takes hard work, careful planning, generosity and sacrifice to bring a dream to fruition. I know of no other path.” – Bill Reinhart, son of Evelyn D. Reinhart

In the spring of 2014, the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House was dedicated in the presence of donors, Bon Secours leaders, volunteers and community guests. On that day of celebration, an important stage in the continuum of care and a vital element of the ministry of hospitality at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital joined together.

Since welcoming its first guest on June 9, 2014, the Reinhart Guest House has served more than 3,000 families in need, offering not just a home away from home, but also a sanctuary of compassion for caregivers and families of patients at St. Mary’s.

The Reinhart Family Foundation made a heartfelt gift of $1 million to name the Guest House in honor of their beloved mother and wife Evelyn D. Reinhart. In 2016, Bud Reinhart and family established the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House Endowment by making an initial investment of $250,000 and challenging the Bon Secours organization to raise $500,000, which will be matched at a rate of $1 per $2, resulting in another investment of $250,000 paid to the fund. The challenge must be met by December 31, 2017. The $1 million dollar endowment will help sustain the Reinhart Guest House operations for years to come.

How can you help?

Include the Reinhart Guest House Endowment at St. Mary’s Hospital in your giving plans.

Naming opportunities at the Reinhart Guest House are available with an endowment contribution.

For more information on these unique mays to give, please contact Lisa Patten, executive director, at 804-314-1579 or lisa_patten@bshsi.org.

Donations can be mailed to:

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation

c/o Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House

5008 Monument Avenue

2nd Floor

Richmond, VA 23230

You can also give online! Visit our website for more information.

Thank you so much for your support in helping us provide good help to those in need by giving families who are in from out of town a home away from home while they care for their loved ones.

Amazon Wish List

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We appreciate all the wonderful donations we receive! You can support the Reinhart Guest House even from out of town by sending donations from Amazon! We have a wish list on Amazon that has some of our top needs, and the donations can be sent directly to the guest house. Added bonus, when you use smile.amazon.com and select the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation as your charity of choice a portion of proceeds from your order will be donated to the Reinhart Guest House!

To view our wish list and shop from the comfort of your home visit our wish list at Amazon Wish List or search for the wish list on smile.amazon.com by using email address reinharthouse@bshsi.org

Thank you so much for your continued support, we appreciate it!

Thanks for Rockin with us!

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Thanks to all who came to celebrate the ministry of the Reinhart Guest House with us at Rockin on the Avenue! What a wonderful event it was! On June 8, 2017, more than 150 attendees helped us celebrate and raise just over $65,000 toward the Reinhart Guest House Endowment. We could not have asked for a more perfect evening! 10 of our 16 guest rooms were occupied the night of the event and several of our guests enjoyed the party with us!!

We were thrilled to have a prior guest return to be with us for the event. Lynne was our guest speaker for the evening and did a wonderful job!

An excerpt from Lynne’s speech: “You have been given a package of lifesavers. I want you to slip them in your pocket or purse, and when you see them, think about this house and the people who come here. Offer a quick prayer for those people.”

 

We enjoyed wonderful music from the Tin Can Fish Band http://www.tincanfishband.com during the event!

 

 

 

 

Attendees of Rockin on the Avenue bid on some wonderful auction items! To see more pictures from the event visit the photo gallery on our website!

 

The contributions from Rockin on the Avenue will be matched by the Endowment and will help sustain the operation of the Guest House for years to come. We appreciate the support so much and look forward to Rockin with you again next year! Save the date for Rockin on the Avenue 2018 coming June 7, 2018!

Third Week of November

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November 18th

Our youthful volunteers from Glen Allen High School were back at the House this evening making a fun taco dinner for our guests. Everyone loved this festive meal; one guest even described it as “just what [he] needed to wake his taste buds up”! Thank you boys!

November 17th

Today was an incredibly busy day at the Guest House! Volunteers from Lewis Media Partners came out to the House and made lunch for the guests: homemade pizzas and salads! Guests appreciated having something easy and quick to grab. Thank you so much to this new group, and welcome to the Reinhart House volunteer family!

We also had the Togetherness Group from Shady Grove YMCA at the House putting together  over 120 “grab-n-go” bags for our families to take for long days at the hospital. These bags are filled with snacks and activities that will provide a bright spot for a lot of our families during some difficult times. Thank you so much!

Finally,  to cap off our day, the Care Management Team at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital brought our guests an amazing barbecue dinner. Thank you  to this group for making sure the families at the House are well-fed and nourished!

November 16th

This evening a great group from Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy made lasagna for our families. Everyone loved it so much there were no leftovers! Thank you for making such a delicious meal for our families!

November 15th

Tonight the ladies from the University of Richmond chapter of Tri-Delta Sorority came by the House to prepare a lovely meal for our guests here at the House. These ladies continue to provide comfort at the end of the day for our guests on a regular basis; thank you!

November 14th

Our regular volunteer group from the local branches of Bank of America provided dinner for the guests staying at the House as well as for several families visiting loved ones at the hospital this evening. Everyone who came for dinner loved it. Thank you to this group for their continued support!

Second Week of November

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November 10th

The Geriatric Collaborative  of Central Virginia made some delicious soups and salads for guests staying at the House tonight. How wonderful for our guests to have such warm fare on such a cold evening; thank you!

November 9th

Tonight, the amazing Bugbee family prepared beef stroganoff for our families, with apple crisp for dessert! A big thank you to this family for their continuous support of our families.

November 8th

There’s something new around the Reinhart Guest House…artwork from students at Atlee High School! Today, the local student art installation in our children’s wing and community room was changed out to feature these bright and inspirational graphic posters. Thank you so much to these students for uplifting and encouraging the families who stay with us!

In addition to this new artwork, our friends at The Extraordinary Caveman came and made dinner for our families this evening: roast chicken and potatoes! Thank you for nourishing the families staying here so that they can nourish their loved ones in turn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7th

Today, Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Community Advisory Board was busy cooking up chicken and dumplings for our guests! This group spent a while in our kitchen ensuring our guests would have a hearty and soul-warming meal in this fall weather. Thank you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 6th

Several members of Elon Baptist Church  (in Beaverdam?) came by today to drop off the fruitful results of a donation drive their church held for the Guest House and take a tour so they could see firsthand the mission they are supporting. Thank you to this wonderful group; we look forward to a continuing relationship!

First Week of November

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November 3rd

Tonight, the ladies of the Junior League of Richmond made our families breakfast for dinner! The guests enjoyed this surprising meal, calling it a “delightful treat…after a very trying day.” A big thanks to these gracious women; it’s no surprise that we appreciate your continued support!

November 2nd

This afternoon, the very talented Sharon Savon White dropped off the fall wreath that will grace the front door of the Guest House until winter arrives. Thank you Sharon; your gift will ensure that all of our guests are welcomed into the House before they step foot through the door!

To celebrate the start of November, the wonderful team from St. Mary’s Switchboard/Telecom Team made a Thanksgiving feast this evening! All of the families staying at the House thoroughly enjoyed such a great treat; one guest even said that her own Thanksgiving dinner would not compare! Thank you ladies for continuing to support our mission!

October 31st

Today we had the special privilege of being a trick-or-treating stop for the little ones at St. Mary’s Hospital Daycare! We want to say a big thank you to these children for brightening up our days and the days of our families!

 

Fourth Week of October

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2nd Annual Reinhart Guest House Pumpkin Carving Contest

Submissions have been rolling in all week for our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Community members carved some true masterpieces, but only one could win! The real winners were our guests, who are able to take home these one-of-a-kind donations to display at their own houses for Halloween. Thank you to all our participants for brightening our families’ lives!

 

October 25th

Tonight the fantastic ladies of Tri-Delta Sorority at University of Richmond came by and set up a taco bar for our families. Guests certainly appreciated the delicious, easy food that allowed them to relax and take a break from the hospital. Thank you ladies!