Cookies from the Heart
Your time, talent, and treasure help families get better, together.
Every day, families in Illinois, across the United States, and around the world seek medical treatment for their children at hospitals throughout Chicagoland.
Every day, these families need to be close to their children so they can get better together.
And every day, we are there to help them during their greatest time of need.
Ronald McDonald House volunteers, donors, and supporters are a community of individuals, corporations, organizations, service groups, and more who support families in ways large and small when they need it most.
With generous supporters like you, we become a true community of compassion. Join us.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
When you volunteer at our Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms, you become fully immersed in the support we provide to families every day. Typical volunteer tasks include:
- Welcoming guests
- Hosting House or Family Room tours
- Cleaning, restocking, and organizing
- Household tasks like changing lightbulbs
Cookies From The Heart
Bake your favorite treat or afternoon snack and you’ll give families a welcome, warm moment of comfort after a long day.
Meals From The Heart
Give families a taste of home by cooking or catering a freshly prepared meal at our Houses and Family Rooms.
We have fun, unique, special events and fundraisers throughout the year and need individuals like you to make them successful.
Snack packs give families a quick, easy bite to eat whether they’re on the move at appointments or at their child’s bedside.
Host an Event
Bake sales. 5Ks. Cocktail parties. If you want to engage your community to help families, we want to help you make it happen.
Donate Goods & Services
Gifts of appliances, technology, toys, or more makes families feel at home while staying with us and supports the operation of our Houses.
Just like your home, our Houses always need cleaning supplies, paper goods, snacks, and more to keep them running smoothly.
Open a can. Pop off the tab. Begin a collection in your school, work group, or neighborhood and drop off the tabs at any of our Houses.
Committed and engaged community members help us plan events, lead committees, and find new ways to engage our supporters.
Buy a Brick
Your love, set in stone. Buying a brick means you are helping to build a pathway of support for families at our Houses.