We are thrilled to partner with WICS and FOX Illinois again this year for the Joy of Sharing Day! Thank you for visiting our website!
At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, we provide a home away from home for families who travel to Springfield in order for their child to receive medical care. They’re provided with all the amenities of home – a private bedroom and bathroom, a kitchen and other common living areas, a pantry and more – for as long as their child is being treated, at no cost to them. That’s where you can help! In order to continue to provide this service to families at no cost to them, we rely on support from the community – you!
Your donation means keeping families close at a time when it is needed most. When you donate to RMHCCI, you’re ensuring that families stay close to their child and you’re eliminating the financial burdens of lodging, food and transportation for them at the same time.
From all of us at the Ronald McDonald House, we truly appreciate your support!
Donate now to keep families close this holiday season.
RMHCCI was honored to be the beneficiary of the First Due Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society’s (F.O.O.L.S.) Inaugural Firefighter’s Ball on November 7, 2015. Our chapter has had a great relationship with the first responders community, and we appreciate the support we have received from them throughout the years.
According to their website, the F.O.O.L.S. exemplify the true meaning of the Brotherhood by providing training opportuntieis to Brother and Sister Firefighters worldwide. They organize benefits to assist not only a firefighter and their families in need, but their communities as well. The F.O.O.L.S. exist to strengthen the Brotherhood of their chosen profession and fuel the flame of passion they have for their calling.
Pictured with Brian and Johanna is the F.O.O.L.S. Firefighter’s Ball Committee.
We’d like to extend a huge “thank you” to the F.O.O.L.S. and all who attended!
Read about the Barclay Family, from Glennette Barclay:
In August, our son, Luke, 17, was involved in an accidental explosion. He experienced second and third degree burns over 65 percent of his body, requiring seven skin grafting surgeries and a three month stay at Memorial Medical Center’s Regional Burn Unit. As a mom, the experience has been overwhelming. My husband and I have felt completely helpless, watching our son be in excruciating pain and struggle every day to recover with nothing we could do to make him feel better. Our journey has been physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting – and truly traumatic. I could not bear to think how much worse it would have been without the comfort of the Ronald McDonald House.
For the first two weeks after Luke’s accident, we stayed at the hospital because Luke was so critical and we didn’t want to leave his side. Once he was stable, we learned about the Ronald McDonald House. When we were shown our room, I started to cry. The amount of relief I felt was indescribable. We had a place to put our stuff, our own bathroom, and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. It seems small, but having an actual bed during this difficult time was such a huge comfort and it made all the difference for us.
We still have a long road ahead of us, but the support we have received from the Ronald McDonald House, its staff and volunteers has been incredible. Without the House, I would not have been able to cope with our situation, not to mention been able to afford it. No one plans for their child to experience a severe burn accident and have the closest burn unit be two hours away from home. Thankfully, Ronald McDonald House helped us absorb a part of our critical needs during the worst unexpected experience of our lives. We could not be more grateful, and we plan to pay it forward for all that the House has done for us.
Pictured above are James, Luke, Tiffiney and Glennette Barclay, prior to Luke’s accident.
Join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration: Red Tie & Pearls Gala on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield!
We are SOLD OUT!! Thank you for your support!
PEARL (Presenting) SPONSOR: St. John’s Children’s Hospital
St. John’s Children’s Hospital is a special place for children and their families. They provide expert care designed to meet the unique needs of children and families. The hospital was built by a special gift from a donor in the Springfield community to ensure children have access to the best medical care possible, close to home. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families by delivering exceptional health care in a healing environment. St. John’s Children’s Hospital is dedicated to being the regional leader in children’s health care by fostering a nurturing environment for children and families, being responsive and innovative in all that they do, being ardent advocates for children, promoting excellence in education, recruiting and retaining the best professionals, and improving the lives of children through research. Learn more
RED TIE SPONSOR: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has served the people of Illinois since 1936. They are the largest and most experienced health insurance company in the state, providing more than 8.1 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans. The company takes pride in investing in community needs and gives time and talents to help make Illinois a better place. BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of their members and communities. Their commitment guides them in fostering greater access to care, working to lower the overall cost of care – while improving care quality and patient outcomes. Learn more
McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Central Illinois and Peoria/Bloomington
Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet
Illinois National Bank
Junior League of Springfield
MorganStanley Wealth Management
Memorial Health System
The Coca-Cola Company
Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Debbie Denzler
Mr. & Mrs. Ed & Megan Peck
Springfield Electric Supply
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!
Join us for the Great Lakes Hybrids Shootout Tractor Pull on September 1 & 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur.
Raffle tickets for a toy tractor are being sold at the event and online, and the proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. Visit the Whatssmokin Productions website to purchase your raffle tickets!
The 4th Annual Dave Cope “Swing for the Love of It” Memorial Tournament will be held Monday, September 14th at The Den Golf Course at Fox Creek in Bloomington. This year, the tournament will start at a new time – 10:00 a.m. – with a scramble style tournament consisting of 36 teams of four players. A buffet dinner, live auction and presentation of awards will immediately follow play.
The Swing for the Love of It Memorial Golf Tournament is in memory of Dave Cope, who formerly owned McDonald’s restaurants in the Peoria Co-op with his wife, Jayne, since 1990. The event is organized by McDonald’s Owner/Operators of the Peoria Co-op.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. Thank you for your support!
CLICK HERE to sponsor the tournament and secure your spot to play!
We are happy to report that we had a very successful 21st Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 23, 2015! We had a sold out field of 150-plus golfers and the weather could not have been better! We truly appreciate all the support we received to make this event possible – from sponsors, to golfers, to donors and volunteers. It could not have been done without you! Thank you for helping us keep families together when they need it most!
Thank you also to WICS Newschannel ABC 20 for coming out the day of and doing a story on us! You can view the story HERE.
View photos from the day below:
Golfers start to arrive back in the tent after playing.
Golfers picking up their raffle prizes!
- Sponsor banner welcoming everyone to the 21st Annual Golf Classic!
- Thank you to Bank of Springfield for being our Cart Sponsor this year!
- Volunteers ready to give golfers their hole assignments.
- Thank you to County Market on Carpenter and 2nd for these awesome cakes!!
- Thank you County Market!
- Golfers enjoyed lunch before the shotgun start.
- Golfers are getting ready to go!
- Announcements being made by Golf Classic Chair, Chris Jeffers, Matt from Piper Glen and Joe Crain from Newschannel 20.
- More golfers...
- Even more golfers...
- Off they go!
- Golfers going to their holes
- Thank you to our tent sponsors!
- Ronald is here!
- Sweet raffle prize!
- Thank you to Deb West from WNNS for being our emcee!
- Executive Director, Kelly Thompson, speaks at dinner.
- Thank you to CEFCU for being our Eagle Sponsor again this year!
- Thank you to Springfield Collision Center for being one of our Birdie Sponsors this year!
- Our first place team! Congrats!
- Our second place team!
- The third place team!
- Our Board President, Evan Westlake, speaks at dinner.
- Heather, a mom that has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House, speaks to golfers about what the House has meant to her and her family.
- Ronald making the rounds at dinner!
- Ronald's new outfit!
- Our awesome staff and volunteers!
- RMHCCI staff with Ronald!
We are excited to be the beneficiaries of the Rock the House benefit concert that will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The night will include live music, food and drink specials, and more! Tickets are $10 each, and VIP packages are available.
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets!
In September, the Springfield Police Department will host the 2015 United States Police Canine Association National Patrol Dog Trial. As a part of their program, they are hosting a Police K-9 Public Demonstration. The event is free of charge, but event proceeds will benefit RMHCCI!
For more information, or if you’d like to sponsor the event, please call 217-528-3314.
Thank you to Officer Jeff Coker and the Springfield Police Department K-9 Unit!
We are excited to unveil our new website! It had been several years since our website was updated, and we wanted to give the site a new look as well as be more user-friendly. We hope you enjoy learning more about what we do at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and how you can be a part of our charity!