l-r: Roger Curtis, McDonald’s Napoli Management - Director of Operations, Karen McEachern, RMHC of Eastern New England - Executive Director with students Ethan and Owen, along with Dr. Lauren Solotar, May Institute President and CEO and Pamela Raymond, Executive Vice President, Educational Services at May Institute

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Awards $10,000 Grant to May Center School


Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) of Eastern New England recently presented a $10,000 grant to the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities for expansion of its outdoor play/therapy area at its Randolph location. The new “Splash Pad” will be an inclusive, fun play and therapy activity for all of the children at the school.  “At May Institute, our work with children focuses on all areas of development, including learning, social, and play skills,” said Dr. Lauren Solotar, May Institute’s President and CEO. “The Splash Pad will offer countless opportunities for our students to learn, exercise, and play together, and will be a terrific addition to our campus. RMHC’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families reflects what we strive to do each and every day. We are grateful to them for their generosity in supporting the success of our students.”  

Karen McEachern, executive director of RMHC of ENE said, “We are proud to support May Institute and the great work they achieve with the children, they make a difference in children's lives at a time when they need it most.”
About May Institute:
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with more than 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. At more than 140 service locations across the country, highly trained staff work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit
About Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England:
Since it was organized in 1986, RMHC of Eastern New England has given over $26million to organizations and programs helping thousands of children and families throughout Eastern New England. RMHC of Eastern New England provides on-going support to both the Boston and Providence Ronald McDonald Houses, which provide a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles. The Care Mobile in Worcester, Massachusetts provides medical and dental care to children with unmet health care needs, and 2 Dental Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. If you would like additional information about RMHC of Eastern New England please visit our web site,