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Host a Fundraiser

Raise support for families with sick children

Not everyone has the ability to write a check that’s as big as their love for RMHC Ann Arbor, but everyone can contribute their time and talent to make a difference for families who are caring for critically ill children. One fun and effective way to is to hold your very own fundraiser.

Hosting your own fundraiser allows you the opportunity to share a message of hope about Ronald McDonald House Charities Ann Arbor while raising support for the families we serve.  Anyone can host a fundraiser: an individual, family, group of friends, school, company, or community group!

Every dollar raised goes towards helping to provide our families with a warm meal, a comfortable bed, a hot shower, and a sense of hope.  There are a number of ways to host a community fundraiser, both virtually and in-person.

Here are just few in-person ideas:

  • Pop tab collection at a special event – Learn More about Pop Tabs
  • A run or walk
  • Car wash
  • Golf outing
  • A cooking/baking competition
  • Dance marathon

Virtual fundraising ideas include:

  • Zoom house parties
  • Virtual run or walk
  • Zoom bingo or trivia contest

Interested in hosting a community fundraiser? Our staff is able to work with you and provide support to make sure your event is a success. Check out our helpful hints and whether you are planning a small event or a large one, review our guidelines below prior to holding your event. Then, complete the application and submit it to Jeremy Heinlein at jheinlein@rmhcannarbor.org.  You may also mail the application to the Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 or fax it to (734) 994-4919.

Volunteers hold up delicious treats at a fund raiser.
Alpha Delta Pi adopted Ronald McDonald House Charities as its national philanthropy in 1979, becoming the nonprofit's first partner.