Love a good Golf Scramble? Put Monday, June 21, 2021 on your calendar and start thinking about who you want on your four-player team! Our 27th annual Golf Classic will take place at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield again this year. This is a great way to help Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois and the families we serve!
Registration for sponsorships of the 10th Annual Dave Cope "Swing for the Love of It" Memorial Golf Tournament is underway! The tournament will be held Tuesday, September 14th at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria (5100 N. Weaverridge Blvd., Peoria IL 61615). Registration starts at 9:00am, with a scramble-style tournament starting at 10:00am - consisting of 36 teams of four players. Dinner, live auction, and presentation of awards will immediately follow play.
Love a good Golf Scramble? Put Monday, September 21, 2020 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.
Join us for the 9th Annual Dave Cope “Swing for the Love of It” Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday September 15, 2020!
Registration for sponsorships of the 9th Annual Dave Cope "Swing for the Love of It" Memorial Golf Tournament is underway! The tournament will be held Tuesday, September 15th at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria. Registration starts at 8:30am, with a scramble-style tournament starting at 10am - consisting of 36 teams of four players. 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/Bloomington Co-op.
Weaver Ridge Golf Club
5100 N. Weaverridge Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61615
This Labor Day on Monday, September 7, 2020 was our annual Labor Day Ducky Derby at Knight's Action Park! Proceeds from this event will support the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois. All ducks purchased were entered to race the Ducky Derby in the Wild River at Knight's Action Park on Labor Day afternoon!
The Ducky Derby took place Labor Day morning, Monday, September 7, 2020 at 11:00am. The race lasted approximately 10 minutes, with the winners announced at 11:30am.
This year, we followed CDC guidelines and limited the number of people who attend the Derby.
As we adopt a “new normal” for Summer 2020 (and possibly beyond), it becomes even more important to remember the children still fighting some of the toughest illnesses. Our families still need help and assistance while their children receive medical care nearby! Continue reading →
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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
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