What We Do
Keeping families stay close to their ill or injured children and the resources they need
The need for in-kind donations is tremendous at Ronald McDonald House. In-kind donations free up additional funding to better serve the families who find a “home-away-from-home” at the House. With three Houses consisting of 79 bedrooms, grounds to maintain and offices to run, the list of in-kind donations needed is extensive. As always, we’re more than happy to provide you with a receipt for the value of your donation for tax purposes. That being said, we always greatly appreciate your help! Please click on the below link for a list of items that we can put to good use at Ronald McDonald House Charities.
RMHC Phoenix is fortunate that many individuals, businesses, and groups host Community Fundraisers such as special events and promotions to support children and their families who are staying at RMHC.
If you are interested in hosting an independent fundraising event or creating a special way to fundraiser for RMHC Phoenix at your business, school, organization or church, please review our Community Fundraiser Application & Guidelines and give us a call!
Need an idea for a fundraiser? Check-out these fundraiser ideas to get the ball rolling!
Ongoing Community Fundraisers
Newspaper Sales in McDonald’s
A portion of all proceeds from the sale of newspapers in local McDonald’s restaurants are contributed to RMHC Phoenix.
Donation Boxes in McDonald’s
When you put your change in the counter and drive-thru donation boxes at any local McDonald’s restaurant your money is donated directly to RMHC Phoenix. In 2014 alone, we received over $420,000 in contributions collected in the McDonald’s donation boxes. Drop your change and make a difference!
Groups, organizations and individuals can easily collect pop tabs for RMHC too! Tabs can be dropped off at any of our three Houses or taken to your local scrap metal dealer and the proceeds donated to “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix” (there’s a House in Tucson too, so it’s important to specify Phoenix). Please let the development office know if you’ve donated your tabs directly to the recycler so we can be on the lookout for a check!
Not all tabs are created equal! In the past we have encouraged groups to collect anything that looked like a pop tab (i.e.- soup tabs, cat food tabs, etc.). While most soda can tabs are made out of aluminum, sometimes other can tabs (such as the ones mentioned above) are not. When we turn our bins into the recycler, too many steel tabs mixed in with the aluminum can downgrade the quality of the bin and decrease the amount of money we receive for it. As a rule of thumb: If it sticks to a magnet, it is NOT aluminum (usually these “sticky” tabs are steel).
Requests for small collection houses can be made to Laura Hallstrom at email@example.com.
Large houses are limited and must be picked up directly at our offices at the Roanoke address. We ask for a $1.50 donation per small house and $3.00 donation per large house. Please email beforehand to ensure we have some in stock.Quantities available may be limited, depending on stock available at House.
Please review the calendar for open dates to serve dinner. Click below to find our dinner group guidelines and the dinner group calendar.
Community decorators – be they individuals, organizations or business groups – bring a unique gift to Ronald McDonald House. Unlike a hotel, every room is different with those special decorative touches to make our House feel even more like home. If interested, decorating individuals or groups must meet with Karl Wein, House Manager to review the room theme and plans for decorating before shopping begins. We will supply you with a donation letter which you may use to solicit donations to help stock and furnish your room. For questions, please email Karl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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