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Peoria House Progress

Then and Now Support our new Peoria House! 2019 - 2020

Our Progress on the Peoria House:

In December, John Haneghan helped welcome three new grandchildren in the course of just one month, but one stood as a testament to life.

Bently, Ashley, and John – Getting a helping hand at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House

By Luke Burdsall PEORIA (WEEK) -- Since the opening of the Peoria Ronald McDonald House two months ago, families have already begun taking advantage of the opportunity it provides to families. John Haneghan is a grandfather from Macomb whose pride is measured by how many pictures of his grandchildren he ...
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Libby, pictured here with her family, has been a Guest Services volunteer at the Peoria house since January 2020.

Featured Volunteer: Libby

We are in the last few days of this year's National Volunteer Month! Today we would like to introduce you to Libby. Libby, pictured here with her family, has been a Guest Services volunteer at the Peoria house since January 2020. After her family spent the majority of 2009 at ...
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Sandra Beneventi is a Guest Service Volunteer at the Peoria House - she wanted to do some volunteering and being fortunate with healthy children and grandchildren she wanted to help other families.

Featured Volunteer: Sandra Beneventi

We are very grateful for all of our volunteers in Springfield and Peoria, like Sandra! Sandra Beneventi has been a Guest Service Volunteer at the Peoria House since January 2020. When Sandra retired, she wanted to do some volunteering and being fortunate with healthy children and grandchildren she wanted to ...
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Hamida’s Kitchen in Peoria sponsored one of the two family kitchens in the House and they continue to support it by providing a weekly meal at the House!

Hamida’s Kitchen caters a meal once a week for the families at the Peoria House!

Hamida’s Kitchen got involved with RMHC to carry on the Legacy of Nausheen’s late mother, Prof. Hamida Ahmand, who found pleasure in supporting family and friends undergoing medical treatment with accommodations and meals at their family house in India near a local hospital. They now cater a meal once a ...
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You could often find Nash and his dad (and mom and brother!) spending time together in the dining room, eating meals together. Nash’s dad also utilized our family kitchens in the House. He enjoys cooking and appreciated the availability of our family kitchens provide, which provided him a space to cook meals on his own schedule, whenever he wanted.

Nash and his Family

Ten-year-old boys are known for being mischievous and full of life. They may spend their days running outside and then immersing themselves in hours of video games on the couch before eating dinner with their families and going to bed, only to start the process all over again the next ...
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is proud to recognize the 75 area companies that made donations of in-kind goods and services to the Peoria Ronald McDonald House during its build and grand opening, helping to make this new service possible in the community.

Over 70 Companies Make In-Kind Donations to Help Make the New Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Possible

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is proud to recognize the 75 area companies that made donations of in-kind goods and services to the Peoria Ronald McDonald House during its build and grand opening, helping to make this new service possible in the community. “We are so grateful to ...
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Local Art Pieces Brighten Smiles and Spaces

In January, we told you about Seventeen-year-old Jonathan, the very first guest to stay at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. He experienced firsthand what a healing environment can do for his health. His dad recently told us that Jonathan's numbers tracked for his illness have been improving since moving into ...
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Central Illinois Proud: Peoria’s Ronald McDonald House needs donations to stock its suites, shelves

By Janie Bohlmann PEORIA, Ill. — The Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois needs donations for its suites. CEO Kelly Thompson says they’re only around 65 percent stocked and would like to be 100 percent. “Those donations are so important to create this home-like experience here, so that all of ...
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Community News About RMHC Central Illinois’ Grand Opening

We share some community news about our Grand Opening and the volunteers who helped get us there. Ronald McDonald House is now open in Peoria December 16, 2019 ... A ribbon cutting was held Monday with members of the community and the Ronald McDonald House board of directors, local legislators ...
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PeoriaPublicRadio.org: Look Inside Peoria’s Newly-Opened Ronald McDonald House

Posted on PeoriaPublicRadio.org By Dana Vollmer After three years of planning and construction, Peoria's Ronald McDonald House has officially opened its doors. The four-story building in the Medical District has 22 suites available for the families of children receiving care at any area hospital. Each of the Peoria Ronald McDonald ...
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Gallery of the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

We had a great turnout for our Grand Opening! Click below to see larger images ...
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Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Grand Opening – December 16, 2019

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 ...
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New Furniture and Fixtures arrive at Peoria Ronald McDonald House!

We are getting so close and are excited to see all of the furniture and fixtures come together! Our Grand Opening is December 16, 2019 - hope you can make it! ...
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Texas Roadhouse in East Peoria donates $12,000 in gift cards for Peoria Ronald McDonald House families

Thank you to the Texas Roadhouse - East Peoria, IL for donating $12,000 in gift cards to the families who will be staying at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®! We are so grateful for this generous gift. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ...
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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. We are so proud ...
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On Friday, November 22, 2019, several Washington High School faculty and students came to the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® to hand-paint their mural in Dax's Playroom on the second floor.

Washington High School Faculty and Students Paint Dax’s Playroom at the NEW Peoria Ronald McDonald House®!

On Friday, November 22, 2019, several Washington High School faculty and students came to the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® to hand-paint their mural in Dax's Playroom on the second floor. We can wait to see the whole room completed! Check out their work below: See more at our Facebook page: ...
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Peoria IL Ronald McDonald House - housewarming Dec 8, 2019 invitation

Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Housewarming – December 8, 2019

Join us at our Housewarming hosted at the Peoria Women's Club at 301 NE Madison Ave. on Sunday, December 8! Refreshments will be served! Those who bring an item from our wishlist — rmhc-centralillinois.org/wish — will get a sneak peek of the new Ronald McDonald House (shuttles will run every ...
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Donate to the new Peoria House when you visit the Texas Roadhouse in East Peoria until November 27th

Everything’s bigger in Texas…even your chance to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois®! Between now until November 27th, you can stop by the Texas Roadhouse in East Peoria and while you dine, you can purchase gift cards (or donate funds towards the purchase of one). Every ...
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Art Gala

Sold Out “Bid to Give” Art Gala Raises $200,000 for the New Peoria Ronald McDonald House®

Kim Blickenstaff Generously Matches All Funds Raised at the Event November 4, 2019 – Peoria, IL The sold-out “Bid to Give” Art Gala for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral over the weekend proved to be a huge success with $100,000 raised. Developer Kim Blickenstaff ...
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Wonderful Wally’s Family Gets a Sneak Preview of the First Responder Hero Room at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®

Chillicothe Officer Alex Bastian and his wife Kelsey will be at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® (RMH) on September 26th at 4:00 p.m. to view the new First Responders Hero Room and talk about why they are throwing their support behind the new Ronald McDonald House. The Bastian’s son, twenty-month-old ...
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RMHCCI has different ways that people can get involved with the organization and the volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Training Sessions for NEW Peoria Ronald McDonald House® – November 19 & 20

Volunteer at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®! The BRAND NEW Peoria Ronald McDonald House is almost open! If you are compassionate, organized, and want to help families with sick children, now is your chance! Sessions will be open for anyone interested in volunteering at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. We ...
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Art Gala

Art Gala for the new Ronald McDonald House in Peoria, IL – November, 2, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:30pm to 11:00pm Scottish Rite Cathedral 400 NE Perry Avenue Peoria, IL 61603 Presented By       Join us on Saturday, November 2, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria as we “Bid to Give” for the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. This is an ...
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2019 Wishlist - Help us stock our new 22 guest room Ronald McDonald House® opening in Peoria, IL!

Help stock our new Ronald McDonald House® in Peoria, IL!

Help us stock our NEW 22 guest room Ronald McDonald House® opening in Peoria, IL with the following wishlists! Download the Wishlist Flyer... Bed Bath & Beyond Registry#: or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ill To receive a registry or purchase a gift, visit us in-store, online at bedbathandbeyond.com ...
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We’ve Another Hero Room Unveiled at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House!

In our last Facebook LIVE, we caught up with Julie Locke and the Marquis family, a major donor for the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House. Check it out below if you missed it! They unveiled the design for a very special Hero Room, located in the Dax Wing. This suite ...
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From June 21 to September 23, give a donation of ANY amount and we’ll include your name on the HOPE WALL. This wall will be located on the main floor of the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House® and will be a prominent feature of the House for years to come.

The Summer of Hope

This summer, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois is offering an exciting opportunity for families and businesses to give back and help support the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. Here’s how it works: From June 21 to September 23, give a donation of ANY amount and we’ll include your ...
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East Peoria High School presents $7,500 check to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

Students raise funds to support the continuing build of the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®! PEORIA, IL — On Friday, May 24, 2019, East Peoria Community High School will present a check in the amount of $7,500 to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois in support of the new Peoria ...
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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois is building a Ronald McDonald House® in Peoria, IL that will feature 22 mini-suites for families, including a First Responders Hero Room suite!

Peoria House First Responders Hero Room

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois is building a Ronald McDonald House® in Peoria, IL that will feature 22 mini-suites for families, including a First Responders Hero Room suite! This room is uniquely designed with custom first responders’ memorabilia to encourage and inspire families whose children are using Peoria’s state ...
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Raise the Beam Event for Peoria Ronald McDonald House® May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 marks a milestone day for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. We’re raising a bright yellow beam into place, capping off the structure to the main entryway to the House! This event will take place at the Peoria RMH construction site, located at the corner of Spalding Avenue ...
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Sign the Beam and Witness Donor Support in Action at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® Construction Site

RMHCCI Opens its “Raise Those Radiant Beams” Event to All April 29, 2019 – Peoria, IL   Two bright yellow beams are set to take up residence at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House® this May as the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois (RMHCCI) celebrates the progress and support ...
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Help us pave the way for the new Ronald McDonald House by purchasing a brick to be used at the entrance of the new Peoria House... and provide children and families in need a Pathway to Hope!

A Pathway to Hope

Buy a Brick to Help Fund the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. Help us pave the way for the new Ronald McDonald House by purchasing a brick to be used at the entrance of the new Peoria House... and provide children and families in need a Pathway to Hope! Peoria's reputation ...
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Peoria Ronald McDonald House Receives $3.3 Million Gift

MEDIA ALERT Peoria Ronald McDonald House Receives $3.3 Million Gift AbbVie Announces $100 Million Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities August 20, 2018 – Peoria, IL – Today, AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced a donation of $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). This donation, the largest ...
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Peoria House Radio Interview

Listen to the Monday, June 4, 2018 interview with Kelly Thompson, C.E.O. about the new Ronald McDonald House coming to Peoria here: http://www.1470wmbd.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-coming-to-peoria/ ...
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Peoria Journal Star – Ronald McDonald House Planned for Peoria

Read the article here: http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180603/ronald-mcdonald-house-planned-for-peoria PEORIA — Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is the latest addition to the city’s medical district. The $7 million, 4 1/2 story building with 22 bedrooms which is coming to the corner of Spalding and Monroe avenues will break ground in September. “Construction ...
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Peoria House Facebook Announcement

A BRAND NEW 40,000 square foot Ronald McDonald House is COMING TO PEORIA, giving families with hospitalized children a...Posted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois on Saturday, June 2, 2018 ...
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