Since the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor Main House opened in 1985, volunteers have been central to its success. Whether assisting families in carrying on their routines of daily living, working on the maintenance of the building or helping out with a fundraiser, they are ultimately contributing to the recovery and good health of hospitalized children. Read on to find out more about how you can help sustain our “home away from home.”
Loree Collett, President
Board of Directors
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor depends upon support from the community, volunteers and businesses to provide families the comfort and togetherness they need during trying times.
In order to do this, the Houses rely on private initiatives for their continuing operation. Roughly eighty percent of the funds necessary to operate these loving Houses come from generous donations from individuals, groups, and businesses.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor is an independent non-profit charity with its own Board of Directors. The Board consists of Ann Arbor community leaders, hospital employees, McDonald’s operators and other members of the community and manages the funds that support House operations.
Besides financial support, the Houses depend upon volunteers for important house operations and fundraising activities. Volunteers give countless hours by serving on committees, assisting in special event planning and working directly with families to meet their needs. Community groups also volunteer to cook meals for the families. The generosity of our volunteers and friends helps families stay together when they need each other the most.
Information for Donors
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Houses are tax deductible as provided by law. All donors receive an acknowledgment from the Houses of the value of their donation. Donations may be made in honor of individuals on special occasions (i.e., birthdays, holidays, recovery from illness) and in memory of people who have passed away.
The Houses also welcome donations of goods and materials; please see our Wish List. (We are unable to accept used furniture or appliances, clothing, books, second-hand toys or stuffed animals.)