Volunteer as a Group
We offer a variety of service opportunities for groups interested in volunteering at the House. Church groups, university students, high schools, office staffs and other organizations have done group service for the House. We ask that you limit your group size to eight people at a time, age 16 years and older to maintain the restful atmosphere at the House.
We survive by the support of our community. Bakery brings comfort to many of our families during the stress of their child’s treatment. To ensure our families health and safety are of the highest priority it is our new practice to accept ONLY baked goods made in a commercial kitchen. i.e. grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries. All items need to arrive in unopened packaging and have a visible expiration date. Items may be dropped off at our office any day of the week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Birthday Box Kits
Assembling a birthday themed box for a child who is a guest at the House during their birthday provides a fun treat for them and their family. We recommend putting the following items in the box and wrapping the box in birthday wrap for the child to enjoy opening.
- Cake mix
- Can of frosting
- Cupcake cups
- Plastic tablecloth
- Blank birthday card
- Flat wrapping paper
- Pizza gift card (to provide a fun birthday food for the birthday child)
It works well to have a theme (e.g. Power Rangers, Princess, etc.). For child safety, we ask you not include any small toys or balloons.
Purchasing and assembling items for toiletry kits for our families. A basic kit should be comprised of sample size toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body soap, deodorant, lotion, tissues, and a toothbrush. You may place them in Ziploc or cellophane bags. These may be dropped off at our office any day of the week between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Hat & Mitten Drive
This is a seasonal opportunity, but, as we have many families who arrive from warmer climates and aren’t prepared for Michigan winters, this is sometimes a necessity! These may be dropped off at our office any day of the week between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Fleece Tied Throws
Handmade fleece throws are a very popular item for our families – even during the summer months, as air conditioning can sometimes be a bit chilly! Both adult and child sizes are welcomed. These may be dropped off at our office any day of the week between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Wish List Group Collection
Groups are invited to look on our website for the Wish List Items currently in need at the House. Groups often work together in the collection of the items and drop them off at the House. Click here for more information.
Host an Event
RMHCAA is honored to be the beneficiary of community events organized by individuals, local organizations, schools, and businesses. The funds raised help to provide the necessary services for the families who call either of our Ronald McDonald Houses their home. For more information send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.