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July Volunteers of the Month - Rob and Sharon Sampson

Rob and Sharon Sampson have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital since the very beginning. Their personal volunteer story shares both why they first got involved, and what still keeps them coming back.
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July Volunteers of the Month – Rob and Sharon Sampson

Rob and Sharon Sampson have volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital since the very beginning. Their personal volunteer story shares both why they first got involved, and what still keeps them coming back.

COVID-19 Program Update & How You Can Help Families

As we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where families with hospitalized children can get better together. Learn how you can help.

Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Celebrates 25 Years

For the past 25 years, our Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center has provided more than 104,000 nights for families, a testament to the critical and continuing need families face to stay near their hospitalized children. Read memories of the House from families, volunteers, supporters, and staff.

New Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are at the heart of the work we do to help families get better together. While our current COVID-19 restrictions mean volunteers can\’t participate on-site, we are excited to announce several virtual volunteer opportunities to get involved.

2019 Annual Report Now Available

Greetings from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. As you review our 2019 Annual Report, we are in the midst of a year that is unprecedented for…

Reflections During a Difficult Week, As We Set a Path Forward

This week was full of disappointment and heartbreak – but it also held moments of introspection, learning, and growth. We stand beside our Black team members and community, and we are committed to doing the work to ensure inclusion and equality for all.

June Volunteer of the Month – Al Wagner

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we’ll be highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For June, meet Al Wagner, who has been essential in supporting our many fundraising events for 10 years.

Statement of Support for Racial Justice

At Ronald McDonald House Charities, we know the healing power of togetherness. We will never waver in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment, and, as such, we condemn all acts of racism and injustice, and actively support our community as we work to heal together.

May Volunteer of the Month – Melanie Ley

Meet our volunteers! Each month, we’ll be highlighting a stand-out volunteer (or two) and how they support families. For May, meet Melanie Ley, who has been an essential part of our volunteer team for more than 20 years.

Olivia Donnelly’s Family

A mother’s love can make a heart dance. Born with a serious heart condition, Olivia needed heart surgery to save her life just days after her birth. During a month-long hospital stay, her mom and dad stayed by her side at Ronald McDonald House.