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Book Drive for The Ronald McDonald House at Springfield Papa Murphy’s – May 26, 2021

Visit Springfield, IL Papa Murphy's on Wednesday May 26th, from 11am-8pm and mention books for the Ronald McDonald house and Papa Murphy's will donate 20% of your regular priced order to purchase Usborne books for Children of the Ronald McDonald House.

You can also make a book purchase for your own family or make a donation to buy books for the Children at The Ronald McDonald house.

Shop HERE: https://z11196.myubam.com/2110073

Donate HERE: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8z3IkmeQon

Don't forget to enter to WIN a FREE LARGE PIZZA when you make a pizza purchase on May 26th towards books for the Ronald McDonald House! (Springfield, IL Papa Murphy's Locations)

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Visit Springfield, IL Papa Murphy's on Wednesday May 26th, from 11am-8pm and mention books for the Ronald McDonald house and Papa Murphy's will donate 20% of your regular priced order to purchase Usborne books for Children of the Ronald McDonald House.

We Celebrates Our Volunteers!

April was National Volunteer Month!

Our regular volunteer opportunities have continued to be suspended for the safety of our guests and their families. However, we cannot stress enough how much we miss and value the work our volunteers do at both the Peoria and Springfield Houses. From greeting guests and helping keep things tidy to making meals and stocking our shelves with supplies, you are the heart of what makes both central Illinois Houses a home. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything you do and we hope to see you soon!

Thank you to our volunteers at Alpha Delta Pi at Illinois State University who dropped off 220 lbs of pop tabs and provided gift cards from Chili's Grill & Bar to feed families dinner at our House.

Thank you to our volunteers at Alpha Delta Pi at Illinois State University who dropped off 220 lbs of pop tabs and provided gift cards from Chili's Grill & Bar to feed families dinner at our House.

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NPR’s Community Voices: Katie Alsup, Springfield Program Director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

Katie Alsup, RMHCCI Springfield Program DirectorKatie Alsup, Springfield program director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, joins Bea Bonner on NPR Illinois' Community Voices to share the services they provide to families with ill children. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois provides a supportive place for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

Katie Alsup oversees the house, maintenance, attention to the children, she reviews applications, does background checks for the families, and is in charge of volunteers.

Listen to the interview at NPRIllinois.org... 

Thank you to the Asian Indian Community Collaboration of Peoria!

The Asian Indian Community Collaboration of Peoria provided this delicious meal for our families from Dac’s Smokehouse. It’s meals like this that keep our #families close.

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!

Learn how you can provide a meal to our RMHCCI families here...

Thank you McDonald’s owners and operators for helping us keep families close!

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!

8-year-old Fills Her Dad’s Truck with Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

WASHINGTON (HOI) -- An eight-year-old from Washington completed her mission of 'stuffing her dad's truck' with pop tabs.

Jovie Kaeb collected thousands of pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois

Jovie Kaeb unloading pop tabs for RMHCCI from her Dad's truck.

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.

Watch a Video of Jovie at HOIABC.com...

Learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois' Pop Tab Recycling Program...

On the Go Boutique raises money for Ronald McDonald House!

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!

Thanks for Your Support! Looking Ahead to 2021

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 meals@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

To donate a meal to the Peoria House contact Annie at as@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

It’s the Season of Giving! Make a Giving Tree donation!

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.

Tags available:

  • $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 susan.knox@ethanallen.com.

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