Providing a home-cooked-meal is one way you can help families who often return to the Ronald McDonald House® exhausted after a long day at the hospital, and are grateful for this simple gesture. We welcome individuals & groups to participate!
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois CEO Amber Kaylor thanks central Illinois region's McDonald's owners and operators for being our partners in our mission to keep families close who are receiving medical care.
In the below video, Amber highlights Pekin Store #891 (The Clark Organization), who went above and beyond in our Round Up Campaign and our Give a Little Love Sales. Read more about our McDonald's partners...
Thank you so much as we continue to provide a home away from home for our families at our two Ronald McDonald Houses in Central Illinois!
WASHINGTON (HOI) -- An eight-year-old from Washington completed her mission of 'stuffing her dad's truck' with pop tabs.
In less than three months, Jovie Kaeb collected thousands of pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois.
The tabs she donated Friday afternoon came from all over the Tri-County area. Those tabs will be recycled for cash to ensure families have somewhere to stay when their children are sick.
Kaeb's mom said she's not done yet though, round two of 'stuffing her dad's truck' is underway.
Article written by Paige Blanzy, originally published February 26, 2021 at HOIABC.com.
Many Walgreens stores in central Illinois hosted a scannable campaign to benefit RMHCCI in late 2020. Together, they raised $11,660! We are grateful for this continued partnership! Thank you for helping us keep families close when they need it most!
For the 4th year, On the Go Boutique designated several items as “Ronald McDonald House” pieces, where all of the proceeds are donated to our charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. This year, the boutique was able to donate $7,300! We are so grateful for this continued support.
To put this support into perspective, we estimate that it would cost our families - who are never asked to pay - $88 per night to stay at either of our Houses. This donation alone would provide over 82 nights of stay for a family!
Thank you, On the Go Boutique!
While this year has brought unexpected experiences for all of us, we’ve seen our share of successes throughout 2020 — and none of what we accomplished would have been possible without the support of our community members!
To everyone who volunteered their time and energy, donated meals to the Houses, or simply made a monetary donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, we thank you! We look forward to a brighter 2021.
But there’s still more work to be done.
As 2020 comes to a close, consider making a gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, as we push to meet our annual goal. Make and end of year gift to help our families...
Check out our House Wish Lists too and donate new, unused, recently purchased and unexpired items like cleaning supplies, kitchen items, and toiletries. Shop the House wish lists...
Our Meals from the Heart program is currently suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the Houses are still accepting gifts of catered meals or gift cards to local restaurants to feed our families.
To donate a meal to the Springfield House contact Katie at email@example.com.
To donate a meal to the Peoria House contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, Ethan Allen Design Center in Peoria is hosting the Giving Tree to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois.
Choose one — or more — tags from the tree, purchase the item shown for the House, and drop off your donations at the Ethan Allen store, located at 5301 E. Landers Way, Peoria, IL 61615.
- $10: Pack of Clorox wipes to sanitize House
- $16: 2 pack of pillows
- $25: Individually wrapped snacks for families to take to hospital
- $25–$50: Gift cards for families
- $50: Month’s supply of laundry detergent for families to use
- $88: Provide one night’s stay at the House for a family
- $125: Help provide dinner one evening for the families in our House
- $1,936: Provide one night for the entire House ($88 x 22 family suites)
Porch pick-ups are also available.
To schedule a porch pickup, contact Susan Knox at 309-692-2889 or email email@example.com.
Many of you have asked how you can best help the Springfield and Peoria Houses at this time. Here is a NEW way for you to get involved, and it involves shopping! The link closed on December 29th. A portion of the proceeds directly benefit our Houses and the families we serve! Please share with friends and family.
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated wish list items and money, delivered meals, and made this possible — we wouldn’t be here without you! Despite the challenges we have faced, we have made a positive impact in the lives of many families that have stayed at the Peoria House. We’re looking forward to many more years of service!
To send a gift to the Peoria House, check out our wish lists!
Last month, the Pekin McDonald's Crew set a goal to raise as much money as possible for RMHCCI through the "Round Up" program. We were thrilled to learn that they raised well over $10,000 for our Houses!
Don't forget to "Round up for RMHC" when you eat at McDonald's!
When you round up at a local McDonald's in the Springfield and Peoria areas, you are helping families who stay at our Houses.