Where Donations Go
Donate to the RMHC of SE Michigan through a cash gift or an in-kind gift/service.
- If you donate cash, you help offset the cost of a family’s stay (RMH of Detroit only asks families to pay $10 per night – the actual cost is $195 per night).
PLEASE consider a gift of $100 or more!
- If you donate your services of construction (for room renovations), plumbing, flooring, painting, roofing, furniture, etc., you are helping the House to offset thousands of dollars in repairs and renovations every year!
PLEASE consider volunteering your time, services and products!
- If you cook a meal for the families of RMH of Detroit, you will help them to nourish them with home-cooked food. They need to be healthy to help their child be healthy.
Please consider cooking a meal for the families and children at the House!
- If you or your company can donate gift certificates, gift baskets, toys or other goods, we can utilize them at our auctions and raise money for our operating budget.
Please consider donating gift certificates, baskets or toys!
You can also donate at your local McDonald’s restaurant by dropping your extra coins in the counter change box next to the register. A little can change a lot, and all of your donations matter.
And it’s individual donors like you who make it possible. No matter the size, the cumulative impact of the gifts you give – whether monetary, in kind, or volunteer hours – is profound. When added together your support:
Helps children heal better and faster
At 7 years old, little Amy was diagnosed with cancer. To be close to the hospital, her family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. There, the entire family stayed together with Mom and Dad always by Amy’s side with hugs, kisses and reassuring smiles. After a few years of treatment, Amy was pronounced completely cancer free.
Eases the financial burden
The average family stays at a Ronald McDonald House for nine nights, but some stay much longer – like the Johnson family. They needed the services of the RMH for 10 months while their baby was getting treatment due to premature birth. Considering a night’s stay at a House is only US $10, their cost savings on hotel rooms were huge. They also saved on meals and transportation. In addition to the support they received from volunteers and other parents is, of course, priceless.
Bridges access to health care
In the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Sarah’s mother was not able to find treatment for Sarah, who has Down syndrome as well as a malformed foot. She was shy and withdrawn as a result. When the family received treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Ronald McDonald House staff was able to assist with the arrangements for ongoing medical care (through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan) and connected him with counseling and other support services.
Where Your Gifts Go
Thank you for trusting us with your donation dollars. We make sure every dollar is spent wisely. The same goes for the cents as well – after all, there’s no such thing as small change.