Reba’s Ranch House
Ways to Contribute
Reba’s Ranch House offered warmth and care to over 31,000 since its inception. To provide this care, the House depends on donations from individuals, community organizations and businesses. If you, your business, church or restaurant would like to help us provide care and healing to those facing medical crisis, we offer many ways to become involved, including:
Thank you to our Adopt-a-Day donors! Each day the House is adopted, we are able to cover full operations for twenty-four hours. This means that due to your financial support, on your designated day the families that walk into the Ranch House are cared for as a result of your help. From 1:00am in the morning to midnight there is a facility that is open regardless of circumstance to mothers, fathers, spouses, aunts, uncles, children, and grandchildren during times of stress.
As an Adopt-a-Day donor you will be making a difference in the lives of guests and their families. If you would like to reserve a day, please click here.
Ninety-percent of Reba’s Ranch House guests are staying at the Ranch House to support and care for family members who live in Texoma communities.
The Ranch House is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to families traveling from out of town to be close to their loved ones in a Texoma hospital, or receiving end of life care through hospice. The Ranch House opens its doors to mothers, fathers, spouses, aunts, uncles, children, and grandchildren. A $500 donation covers the cost of one day of operations and reserves a day of your choice over the next year in which families will be welcomed into a safe and comforting home-away-from-home. We welcome you to visit the Ranch House on your special day, and as a donor you will receive a certificate acknowledging your gift. Donations can be made in your name, in honor or memory of a loved one, or given as a gift.
If you would like to know more about reserving a day in your name, call our office at 903·377·0755 or send us an email to [email protected]
Create your legacy at Reba’s by naming a room. With your generous gift you can choose from one of our remaining opportunities available including the Reba’s Ranch House Play Room $20,000, Side Courtyard $20,000, Courtyard at Entry $15,000, Guest Room $10,000, Outdoor Sitting Area $10,000, THF Entry $10,000, RRH Entry $10,000, RRH Storage $2,500, Walking Trail Garden $15,000
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING MAJOR DONORS CREATING A LEGACY AT REBA’S:
- In memory of Rebekah F. Arnold by Michael Arnold – Guest Room 6
- Robert and Gloria Burchfield – Guest Laundry
- Cap and Jacqueline Chesser – Staff Laundry
- In honor of Captain Hastings Charitable Trust – Guest Room 1
- Robert and Rita Hempkins – RRH Director Courtyard
- Dr. Darius Maggi and Family – Indoor Dining Area
- Mayor Foundation – Walking Trail
- Merill Lynch and Brad Morgan – President’s Office
- Oklahoma Steel and Wire – Outdoor Open Area
- In memory of Ralph and Frances Porter by Tom Porter – Guest Room 4
- Ross Riggs – THF Administrative Office
- Phil and Betty Roether – THF Conference Room
- Clara Blackford and Aubrey W. Smith Foundation – Reba’s Ranch House Lobby
- THF Board Friends: Stan and Karen Alford, Kent and Karen Black, Sam and Jeanie Graber, Horace and Jeanne Groff, Angela Latham, M.D., Phil McKinzie, Peter and Kathy Munson, Don and Kay Skelton and Cliff and Cindy Williamson – Reba’s Ranch House Reception
- TMC Volunteers – Outdoor Area
- Dr. Mackey Watkins – Side Guest Patio
- Whirlpool – Commercial Kitchen and Laundry Services
- W.E. Wilcox-by Doris Wilcox, the David Wilcox Family, John Wilcox and Robert Boyd-THF Conference Room
In Loving Memory of Rebekah
The family of Rebekah F. Arnold traveled to Denison on a surprise trip planned by her husband Michael. Their four sons, daughter-in-law and six-month old grandson joined together on a day marking one year since Rebekah lost her fight against illness.
Guest Room Number Six was carefully selected by Michael to be named “In Loving Memory of Rebekah F. Arnold”. The room now includes one of Rebekah’s favorite art pieces painted by her Uncle, along with a letter written to her from Michael. Memories shared of Rebekah included her warm smile, caring spirit, strong courage and the Christian example that she set for her family. Michael shared that he chose the Reba’s Ranch House, because “I believe that Rebekah would have loved this place. She would have connected to the comfort that it brings to families supporting their loved ones in times of sickness and she has always admired Reba’s strength and character. It just seems perfect for her”.
The Reba’s Ranch House Library is dedicated to the vision and devotion of the founding community leaders believing in the creation of Reba’s Ranch. Each Legacy Member highlighted on the following pages is recognized with a special plaque in appreciation of their contribution. Members include Don and Louise Carter, Ray Clymer, Jerdy and Anne Gary, Lacy James and Dorothy Jean Harber, Dr. Darius Maggi, Maurine Maggi, Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Morrison, The W.B. Munson Foundation, The Clara B. and W. Aubrey Smith Foundation, Ralph and Frances B. Porter and Wilson Edison “Bill” Wilcox.
Our Meal Ministry helps make the house a home. When guests return to the Ranch House after a long day at the hospital and open the door to the smell of fresh food or a hot meal, the house truly feels like home and provides the comfort and nourishment they may need to make it through the next day.
Meal Ministries deliver warm dinners each week to families staying with us at Reba’s Ranch House. This is often the only warm meal guests will eat during their day.
Caregivers often take care of themselves last and return from the hospital emotionally and physically drained. Few have thought about eating during the events of their day and their only nourishment may be from a hospital vending machine.
Studies show that there is a direct link between the comfort of a caregiver, the quality of a patient’s hospital stay and their speed of recovery. At Reba’s Ranch House we recognize that we play a role in this connection. The House is designed to provide a supportive environment to care for those who are caring for others.
You or a group can help us make the House a loving home by keeping items fully stocked and on supply for those who enter.
If it is needed for your home, it is needed to operate Reba’s Ranch House. Paper products, light bulbs, dish soap, pantry items, etc. help keep our operational costs low.
Clorox Wipes, Dishwashing Soap, Latex-Free Disposable Gloves, Aerosol Lysol, Bleach, Febreeze Air Freshener, Tide Laundry Detergent, Soft Scrub Sink Cleaners
Travel Size Toiletries (New): Shampoos, Soaps, Lotions, Face Soaps, Mouth Wash, Toilet Paper (See Gift Registries to see our wish list for larger items throughout the House)
13 Gallon and 30 Gallon Trash Bags, Plastic and Paper Ware (White or Silver Plastic Utensils, Paper Plates and Cups), Plastic Wrap
Solid Brown, Tan or White
Frozen Casseroles (or other frozen dishes/food items), Single Serve Snack Items (apple sauce, fruit cups, granola bars, snack packs, crackers, cookies, etc. Ramen Noodles, Peanut Butter crackers, Popcorn, Canned Soup, Any Dry Pantry Items, Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (or Ingredients)
- *Items needed urgently
at Dillard’s, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Volunteers are needed to help keep up with laundry, paperwork, greet guests and other day-to-day activities. If you are interested volunteering a few or more hours a month, please contact us.
Cigna’s Community Service Program provides volunteers who assist with administrative and support services at Reba’s Ranch House and the Foundation Offices.
Cigna employees have helped distribute wigs to cancer patients, shed tears with our families and shared their talents-bringing homemade food and donated items.
Reba’s Ranch House and THF strive to offer experiential learning opportunities to Austin College students who are interested in the healthcare industry, the nonprofit field, foundation world, or public policy. Internships have been filled through service opportunities, Jan-Term Interns and a one year live-in internship.