Help Children and Families Relocated Due to Flood Damage

On February 1, 2019 – Our Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital experienced significant damage to both guest rooms and living spaces because of a pipe burst that permeated all floors when Chicagoland experienced record breaking sub-zero temperatures. Families staying at the House, just minutes from the hospital were safely relocated to a local hotel.

Please help us meet these family’s needs while we begin reconstruction
As we assess the damage and begin work to repair our House, we will make every effort to provide some of our services remotely. The House will remain closed, but we plan to re-open various areas in phases as we are able.

We invite you to support this effort by making a donation below.

  • 1-Night Hotel Stay: A contribution of $90 will cover the cost for a family to stay at a local hotel.
  • Family Supper: A $30 donation will provide a meal for a family.
  • Transportation Support: Help families get to and from the hospital by making a $25 donation through the form below or by dropping off $25 Uber or Lyft gift cards*.
  • Grab and Go Meal Support: Drop off individually-wrapped, restaurant sandwiches (i.e. Jimmy Johns, Potbelly) and individual bags of chips. Please call the House (773-324-5437) to select a day/time for a grab and go meal to be dropped off.
* Gift cards can be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital (5444 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago) Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Your gift in any amount will enable families to continue to stay together with their hospitalized children. Thank you for your care and support.

In cases where donations exceed what is needed for a specific initiative, we promise to honor your generosity by using your gift where it will have the most impact to support families served by RMHC-CNI. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Thank you for your care and support.

Read the recent Chicago Tribune story for information about our plan to rebuild and learn how our community can come together to keep families together.