Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center opened in July of 1995 and has served more than 11,200 families. The House has 18 bedrooms and inviting decor is based on the children’s book, The Secret Garden, with several secret places to be enjoyed by all.
The House is situated on 2.5 acres with plenty of complimentary parking, and is part of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital complex. It’s located just a short shuttle to & from Loyola University Medical Center, six miles from Shriners Hospital for Children, RUSH Children’s Hospital & UIC Children’s Hospital.
There are so many ways you can help. From preparing a meal for families staying at one of our Houses, to helping with house work– we rely on the time and talent of our volunteers to reach our goals! No matter how you choose to help, you’re always welcome. Please choose from the options below to complete the volunteer application.
Become a House Volunteer We’re always looking for help around the House! Become a family ambassador and help check our families into their rooms. Organize an activity like arts & crafts, yoga, or story time! If you like to use your hands, come help us with projects like changing light bulbs or fixing broken items in the house. Our beautiful garden always needs watering, come help us weed, water and plant. We have so many opportunities to help our families. CLICK HERE to complete the Volunteer Application!
Prepare a Meal for our Families After a long day at the hospital, many families are in need of a home-cooked meal. Our Meals from the Heart program invites groups of volunteers to plan a menu, purchase the ingredients, and prepare a meal at our House! CLICK HERE to complete the Meals from the Heart Application.
Nothing beats the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven to remind you of home. Cookies from the Heart volunteers (in groups 10 people or less) work in our kitchen and make cookies from scratch for our families. Groups provide the ingredients and bake in our kitchens so when the families return from a hard long day at the hospital, they can help themselves to a cookie or two. Usually, we ask that you make two to three dozen of your favorite cookie recipe.
CLICK HEREto check availability on our calendar and apply to be a Cookies from the Heart volunteer.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
1301 W. 22nd Street Suite 905 | Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone - 630.623.5300 | Fax - 630.623.0808
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