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RMHCCI 26th Annual Springfield Golf Classic – postponed until late spring or early fall

This event is being rescheduled for late summer or early fall – please check back soon for the date!

Save the Date for our 26th Annual Springfield Golf Classic!

Love a good Golf Scramble? Save the date (once we know) on your calendar and start thinking about who you want on your four-player team! Our 26th annual Golf Classic will take place at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield again this year. This is a great way to help the Springfield Ronald McDonald House and our Chapter overall! More information is coming soon.

Become a Sponsor - Make a Donation!

Not sure you want to play? No problem! We also need sponsors and donations for our raffle and silent auction! If you’d like to become a sponsor or make a donation, please complete the form below or contact Kendyl Wear at kw@rmhc-centralillinois.org or call 217-528-3314.

Calling All Superheroes: It’s Time for Our 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk – postponed until late summer or early fall

This event is being rescheduled for late summer or early fall – please check back soon for the date!

Come out and be a “Hero for the House” at our 6th Annual 5k Run/Walk in Washington Park! Sponsored by the Springfield Teen Council, this year’s event is packed with family-friendly, superhero-themed activities, including a 50-yard fun run and face painting. Proceeds from sponsorships, donations and participation all directly benefit our chapter by providing families with the essentials of home—for as long as they need—at no cost to them! To be guaranteed an event t-shirt, you must register by April 20.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois Teen Council is a group of high-school age students who have come together to encourage support and awareness of the charity. Through the Teen Council year, students strengthen and develop skills in leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and communication, while supporting the mission of the House to serve children and families.

If you know a high school student that would like to become involved with Teen Council, the next application process will open in August 2020. For more information, contact Kendyl Wear at kw@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

Register Today!

Important COVID-19 Update – All-in-Day postponed; Meals from the Heart suspended

Important COVID-19 Update from Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

All-In Day has been postponed due to COVID-19, and further information will be coming so check back regularly for updates.

Please help us by providing monetary donations to purchase meals for our families and items from our wish lists.

 

Give now to keep families close!

Give now to keep families close!


At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, our mission is essential and the guiding force behind our efforts as a charity. With the current state of emergency in our country due to COVID-19, we are also responding at the chapter level to ensure the health and safety of the sick children and families we serve. We also wish to protect the hundreds of volunteers who assist our families through their service along with our staff. In order to do so, actions we are taking include:

  • Suspension of our Meals from the Heart program. This is a decision with great impact as we rely heavily on volunteers to prepare meals for our families.  We ask groups, individuals and organizations to kindly consider providing gift cards or monetary donations to support this program while it is suspended. Please visit our donation page to help us continue to provide meals.
  • Tours, other volunteer groups performing service, and community events at our House have been suspended.
  • Some of our staff will be working remotely. Our house program staff will still be providing coverage 24/7 as usual. For questions about our Springfield House, call 217-528-3314 and our Peoria House, call 309-401-2525.

How can you help us at this time? Please visit our wish lists online and assist us through purchases or donations made from the comfort of home.

Like you and many others, we are also in need of hand sanitizer and wipes.

We appreciate your continued support as we all navigate these trying times, remembering the sick children and families served by our charity.

Thank you so much!

Kelly Thompson 
Chief Executive Officer

All-In Donation Day for RMHCCI is April 2, 2020!

All-In Donation Day is April 2, 2020!

Our goal is twofold:
raise $30,000 in 24 hours and help fulfill our wish list items.
Are you "All-In" for RMHCCI?

There are 3 simple ways to go All-In for RMHCCI: Give, Share, Ask!

1) Make a gift online - a gift of any amount makes a difference to our families. Your gift will help us maintain our two Houses (Springfield and Peoria) as homes away from home for the families who stay here. All funds raised on All-In Donation Day will be put toward our areas of greatest need, but specific examples of what your gift can do are below.

 

2) Share a Facebook post about All-In Donation Day.
Not sure what to share? View our toolkit for ideas!

 

3) Ask a friend to make a gift and share a message about All-In Donation Day on social media, too!

Your gift of each amount below could help us in these ways

  • $10 — cleaning supplies to clean rooms and suites for families
  • $25 — laundry laundry detergent and supplies for family laundry room usage
  • $50 — a new set of sheets for a family's room or suite
  • $88 — the amount we estimate it costs for a family to stay a night.
    • We never ask families to pay for their stay, but your donation of $88 could help share a night with a family!
  • $125 — a portable deep cleaner to aid in room cleaning
  • $250 — a new vacuum for our Houses
  • $500 — a 13 piece cookware set for our Guest Chefs to use in our kitchens

Give a Little Love® at McDonald’s® Restaurants raises funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

Area restaurants provide support to children and families served through local Ronald McDonald House®

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois and its local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) from Monday, January 27, 2020 through Sunday, February 23, 2020 through the annual Give a Little Love® campaign.

To “Give a Little Love,” customers can donate $1 or more at over 100 participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout central Illinois.

McDonald’s® Restaurants of Central Illinois and its local owner-operators will be providing support to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) from Monday, January 27, 2020 through Sunday, February 23, 2020 through the annual Give a Little Love® campaign. Customers who make a donation will have their names displayed on a paper heart in the restaurant. One hundred percent of the proceeds will stay local and benefit the families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. In 2019, more than $240,000 was raised during the Give a Little Love promotion.

The Ronald McDonald House provides the necessities of home for families with a seriously ill child receiving treatment. At RMHCCI, families can stay together and find strength in numbers during a critical time. RMHCCI provides families with a private bed and bath, meals, laundry, parking and more in order to ease the stress of a difficult time in their lives. Families stay at the House at no charge to them, regardless of their length of stay.

The Springfield House currently serves over 400 families each year, and the Peoria House, which opened December 16, 2019, is estimated to serve 700 families annually. RMHCCI depends on the generous support of the community, especially through the Give a Little Love campaign. Support from the community is essential to keep the house running smoothly for their families.

Volunteer Information Session on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Want to volunteer at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®? We need you!

Come to our information session on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:30 pm and let’s chat on the many ways you can get involved at the House! The session will be held at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House, 401 NE Monroe Street Peoria IL.

Email Annie Spears at as@rmhc-centralillinois.org if you have any questions.

And YES, we have GROUP volunteer opportunities, too!

Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Grand Opening – December 16, 2019

Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Grand Opening on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 401 NE Monroe Street, Peoria, IL. Ribbon cutting 11am.

Thank you for joining us on Monday, December 16th for Our Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Grand Opening!

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was at 11 a.m. and we had tours and refreshments throughout the day! It was a fantastic day as families, donors, supporters and friends all gathered at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House to unveil this three-year-long labor of love in an all day celebration.

See images from the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting in Our Gallery...

See more videos of the Grand Opening Celebrations on our Facebook page...

Community News About RMHC Central Illinois' Grand Opening...

The Ribbon Cutting!

Location: 401 NE Monroe Street, Peoria IL

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Ribbon-Cutting: 11:00 a.m.

Public Open House: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Download the Grand Opening Flyer... (PDF)

Looking for ways to help RMHCCI?

Buy an item from our wish list at rmhc-centralillinois.org/wish.

Help us reach our goal of $10.9 million for the Peoria House Campaign...

Spread the word by posting about the Grand Opening and Phone-A-Thon on social media. Find messages and images for social media on our Social Media sharing page...

Tune into Our WEEK-TV Phone-a-thon on December 16

Spread the word! December 16 we’re holding an all-day Phone-a-thon on WEEK Channel 25! We’ll be coming to you with stories and updates throughout the day as we rally to raise even more funds for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. Read more about the event...

Medical Community Open House – December 19, 2019

We’re excited to work with the medical communities of central Illinois to keep the families of kids receiving
care at your facility close by. Nothing is scarier for a child facing a medical crisis than not having mom and
dad there for love and support. Because your team is one of the first to come into contact with many of
our guest families, we’re inviting the entire central Illinois medical community to come tour the new Peoria
Ronald McDonald House®.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Download the Flyer... (PDF)

Medical Community Open House

Location: 401 NE Monroe Street, Peoria IL

Date: Thursday, December 19

Public Open House: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Medical professionals can stop by any time that works for them based on their shift and schedule!

Download the Flyer... (PDF)

Hope to see you there!

Tune into Our WEEK-TV Phone-a-thon on December 16

Spread the word! December 16 we’re holding an all-day Phone-a-thon on WEEK Channel 25! We’ll be coming to you with stories and updates throughout the day as we rally to raise even more funds for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House and the families it will serve.Spread the word! December 16 we’re holding an all-day Phone-a-thon on WEEK Channel 25! We’ll be coming to you with stories and updates throughout the day as we rally to raise even more funds for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House and the families it will serve. We are so proud to finally start welcoming families in need to our new home in the heart of the medical district.

For those who plan to volunteer, this PDF has a bit of information regarding Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois, as well as some frequently asked questions & answers regarding the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. Please review the information and familiarize yourself with it before you begin taking phone calls.

Frequently Asked Questions Peoria House Phone-a-thon... (PDF)

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