Other Ways to Help
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 78 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! Take a look at our current wishlist for a list of items that we can put to good use at Ronald McDonald House Charities.
RMHC Central and Northern Arizona 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 Central and Northern Arizona at your business, school, organization or church, please review our Community Fundraiser Application & Guidelines and give us a call!
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 Central and Northern Arizona.
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 Central and Northern Arizona. In 2014 alone, we received over $420,000 in contributions collected in the McDonald’s donation boxes. Drop your change and make a difference!
Workplace Giving Campaigns empower you to help the communities where you live and work by automatically deducting voluntary donations from your payroll on a one-time or recurring basis. This is a great way to support RMHC Central and Northern Arizona year-round.
RMHC Central and Northern Arizona participates in the following programs:
- SRP Boosters: ID# 0008
- United Way: ID# 0008
- Arizona State Employee Charitable Campaign: ID# 3717
- Combined Federal Campaign: ID# 75292
Contact your employer’s Human Resources Department to find out if your employer participates in a workplace giving campaign.
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 Central and Northern Arizona” (there’s a House in Tucson too, so it’s important to specify Central and Northern Arizona). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
You can collect the tabs in whatever you want, but here’s how we need you to turn them in at the House:
- Smaller amounts of tabs should be bagged in gallon size Ziploc bags and clearly labeled with the date, your contact information, and (if you know) the weight of the tabs turned in.
- Larger amounts of tabs should be bagged in large trash bags (preferably the clear kind) and labeled with the date, your contact information, and (if you know) the weight of the tabs turned in.
- Tabs will not be accepted in milk jugs, liter bottles, water jugs, or any similar container. They are very difficult and time consuming to empty when they are stored this way.
Meals That Heal Dinner Program
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 Chief Operations Officer Karl Wein 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 email@example.com.
- The Ronald McDonald House Charities mission, organizational structure, and details about the services we provide.
- A brief history and some interesting facts about the House.
- Information about how families are referred to the House for services.
- Different ways organizations can support the House, including volunteer opportunities.