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    We are thrilled you’ve decided to join our family. Today, you have joined a global movement that enables families to focus on what’s most important – their sick child – while we take care of the rest!

    Your friends at Ronald McDonald House Charities
     

    Other Ways to Help

    Choose an activity that’s just right for you

    In addition to cash donations, there are many other ways to contribute to RMHC, all of which are valuable and can directly benefit your local Chapter and any program it operates.

    • Pop Tab Collection

      Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some of our Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections – up to $30,000. Look for special RMHC pop tab collection containers in the shape of a house at schools, community and civic groups, and other local organizations in your area. You can also contact a Ronald McDonald House near you to ask about getting your own house for collection.

      Find an RMHC Chapter near you

    • Toy & Food Donations

      Ronald McDonald Houses host thousands of children a year, so the toys, books and games in the Houses are all well used. And after long days at hospitals, families welcome home-cooked meals prepared in the House kitchen as well. But keeping our Houses fully stocked depends on the help of the community and we want to make sure they have everything they need. Here are some items that Houses can generally use, but we encourage you to contact your local House program to get specific lists.

      Toys
      Because Ronald McDonald Houses serve so many children and families, we only accept new, non-handmade toys.

      • Board games
      • Stuffed animals and dolls
      • Books for various reading levels
      • Puzzles
      • Video games (rated E)
      • Movies (rated G)
      • Balls and outdoor games

      Food
      We want to make it easy for families to have meals and snacks without worrying about grocery shopping.

      • Canned goods
      • Non-perishable food items

      Shopping List
      Houses need the same products as your home, but they need them in bulk because several families stay in a House every night.

      • Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
      • Trash bags
      • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags
      • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
      • Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent)
      • Bath and bedroom items (towels, shower curtains, sheets and pillow cases)
      • Personal care products (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
      • Entertainment products (games, movies, books, art supplies)
      • Long-distance phone cards
      • Gift cards for local grocery stores and gas stations
      • Greeting cards and postage stamps
      • Gift certificates to local grocery stores and department stores (Target, Wal-Mart, etc)
      • Transportation vouchers (buses, taxis, trains)
      • Passes to museums, cultural and sporting events
      • Contact the Chapter in your area to get a specific wish list for your local House.
    • Bank of America® Visa® Credit & Debit Cards

      You may think you are just buying groceries or a new shirt, but to RMHC your purchase helps keep families together when their child is facing a medical crisis.

      When you open a new, qualifying RMHC-branded Bank of America® Visa® credit or debit card you will help provide stability and resources to families.

      • Ronald McDonald House Charities receives $35 for each credit card account, an additional $1 on each anniversary of the account opening, and 15 cents for every $100 spent in purchases.
      • Ronald McDonald House Charities receives $3 for each new eligible checking account opened and 3 cents for every $100 spent in purchases.

      Display your commitment to RMHC with every purchase and Click here to get started.

      For information about rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, click on the link above and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit card application. Banking Products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

      Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. ©2014 Bank of America Corporation

    DID YOU KNOW?


    • RMHC has local Chapters in more than 63 countries and regions around the world
    • More than $200 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes
    • At least one RMHC core program provides care for children and their families being served at 90% of the top children’s hospitals worldwide
    • In 2015, RMHC served more than 7 million children and families

    WHAT WE DO

    Keeping families close to each other and the care they need.

    • ronald mcdonald houses


      A "home-away-from-home" to keep parents and children together

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    • ronald mcdonald family rooms


      A place for families to rest right in the hospital

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    • RONALD McDONALD CARE MOBILES


      Access to health care where children need it most

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    • Grants


      Extending the reach and impact of RMHC

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    • RMHC U.S. SCHOLARSHIPS


      Assistance for students to achieve their college dream

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    RMHC STORIES

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      The Acosta Family

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      RMHC Gave Us Peace Of Mind

      To Graciela and Jose Acosta, RMHC is nothing short of a blessing.  The family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital for a month when their son, Santiago was a very sick infant.  As soon as they arrived, a burden was lifted. “When we came to the door something cha... Read more about The Acosta Family

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      The Cepkauskas Family

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      When “it happens to you,” RMHC is there to help

      Like many young students in Orland Park, Ill., Laurie Cepkauskas collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in town. And like her peers, she didn’t do it because she knew exactly what the charity was doing, but because that’s just what students did.  “I really didn’t know anything about it exc... Read more about The Cepkauskas Family

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      The Sharper Family

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      RMHC has been there for us through the years

      My family’s first experience with the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake was when my son Paris was three years old. After months of trying to figure out why Paris was so ill, we learned that he had restrictive cardio myopathy. The doctors sent us to see heart specialists at Duke Children's... Read more about The Sharper Family

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      The Johnson Family

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      It's hard to put into words what RMHC has meant to us

      When Noelle Johnson is asked about her son Jordan’s health, she can rattle off the dates of his three heart surgeries, his seven-month stay in the hospital as a newborn, when he got a tracheotomy tube inserted to help him breathe and the nights she’s spent by her 12-year-old’s side every time he’s c... Read more about The Johnson Family

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      The Wehr Family

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      RMHC helped us cope while our child was hospitalized

      I knew about RMHC before our daughter Autumn was hospitalized, but I had no idea what it would mean to us to be able to stay at the House. I had no idea just how much thought and effort staff and volunteers put into making life easier for families with sick children. Our eleven-month-old daughter Au... Read more about The Wehr Family

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      The Brown Family

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      Home is Where the Love is

      On the morning of her third birthday, my daughter Amelia was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. She needed to be airlifted to Kansas City for immediate treatment. I was in shock and devastated that I couldn’t go on the flight with her because I was eight and a half months pregnant. Her father an... Read More about The Brown Family

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      The Munoz Family

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      Your small change makes a difference

      Spare change dropped in RMHC Donation Boxes at McDonald’s restaurants can make a huge difference to families with sick kids.  Recently, because donations gave two Texas children and their family access to the medical care they needed, they were also able to share an experience of a lifetime together... Read More about The Munoz Family

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      The Mylander Family

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      Three generations celebrate Mother’s Day at the Ronald McDonald House

      Sherri Mylander’s mom, Sandy Bernier, travels from Escanaba, Mich., to Greer, S.C., each year to visit Sherri and her family. But it has been 30 years since the mother and daughter celebrated Mother’s Day together. That will change on Sunday, when they and Mylander’s 16-year-old daughter, Gabrielle ... Read More about The Mylander Family

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      The Godish Family

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      RMHC Helped Us Cope Before, During, and After Bradley’s Transplant

      On February 17, 2015, my four-year-old son Bradley received a life-saving stem cell transplant from his twin sister Charlotte (Charlie). So far, it seems that Charlie’s donated stem cells have taken over in the line where Bradley’s cancer was. We are very optimistic that this treatment will prevent ... Read More about The Godish Family

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      Raylee & Gene White

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      There’s Nothing Like the Ronald McDonald House

      My wife Cynthia and I met our great-granddaughter Raylee when she was six-months-old and suffering from infantile spasms. She was having up to 60 seizures a day and would sometimes stop breathing. We were so lucky to find an amazing child neurologist to treat Raylee at Children's of Alabama in B... Read More about Raylee & Gene White

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