The Countdown Around Town

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Countdown Around Town to the grand opening of the world's largest Ronald McDonald House

To celebrate the grand opening of our newest Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s - the largest in the world – we’ve recruited some of Chicago’s famous places and friendly faces to help us “Countdown Around Town”.

Check back each day to see a new countdown photo featuring another supporter who has joined us in letting Chicago know we’re adding our Heart to the city’s iconic skyline.

Congratulations to Louie & Louie Jr. Guido our ‘Countdown Contest Raffle’ Winners! 

Please contact Allison Mabbott at to coordinate your 2 VIP tickets to tomorrow’s event! She will have more details about the day and how you’ll be able to take part in the Grand Opening Ceremony of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House!

Here’s How to Play:

  1. Take and upload an adorable/amazing/inspiring countdown photo to the charity Facebook page – CLICK HERE!

  2. Be the photo with the most likes at the end of the day

  3. And you’ll be entered into the raffle drawing to win 2 tickets to the invite only Grand Opening Ceremony!

There’s a “finalist” announced each day – so take your  unique countdown photo, post it directly to our wall, and get your family, friends, school, church members etc. to “like” it!

Join The Countdown!

Every day, you can download the countdown number card, print it out, take your own countdown photo &Post it directly on our Facebook wall& Tweet it to us @RMHCCNI! You can also email it to Lauren at


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A special thank you to Crihfield Photography for your support toward the ’86 Day Countdown Around Town’