Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.
Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness Together
Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Allow Children to Get the Best Care
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
Services for Families
At every House, families can enjoy:
Playrooms for children
Depending on the House, these services may also be available:
Special suites for children with suppressed immune systems
Accredited education programs
Non-clinical support services
Sibling support services
The generosity of volunteers and donors make it all possible. In return, families either stay at no cost or are asked to make a donation up to $25 per day, depending on the House. The RMHC Global Policy is that families are never turned away; if it’s not possible to pay, the fee is waived.
2018 SPECIAL EVENTS
Tab Top Pandemonium
Saturday, May 5 – Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House
Red Shoe Society’s 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 5 – Kingside Diner
33rd Annual Cushman & Wakefield/RMH Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction
Sunday, June 3 – Dinner Auction at Meadowbrook Country Club
Monday, June 4 – Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club
18th Annual Kids & Clays Tournament and Dinner Auction
Sunday, August 19 – Dinner Auction at the Missouri Athletic Club – Downtown
Monday, August 20 – Sporting Clays Tournament at Black Hawk Valley Hunt Club
Red Shoe Society’s 6th Annual Washers Tournament
Date & Location TBD
25th Annual Scramble for Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, September 28 – Golf Tournament at The Legends Golf Club
Red Shoe Society’s 6th Annual Winetoberfest
Saturday, October 6 – St. Louis Wine Market & Tasting Room in Chesterfield