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We are always grateful for donations that are received at Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario. No matter the size all gifts are important to keeping our home away from home there to welcome families with seriously ill children.

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learn more about becoming a house warmerBecome a HouseWarmer

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Many times when a family has a seriously ill child in need of medical care they will need to make multiple trips in order for their child to receive the required medical attention. For these families making trips, monthly donations act as a security blanket--ensuring they will always have a "home away from home" to come to.

When you become a HouseWarmer, your monthly donation is there to welcome our families every month and helps to build a foundation of ongoing and reliable funding for the House. Big or small, your monthly donation will be paired with other HouseWarmer donations, and will grow into funding that will help cover expenses like House maintenance, stocking our cupboards and making our bedrooms beautiful for families. This affordable and effective way to donate is also convenient, as the dollar amount you specify can be automatically billed each month to go directly towards helping to give sick kids what they need most…their families.

Monthly Donation Example
  • $25.00 / month (80 cents a day) = 300.00 year
  • $50.00 / month ($1.60 a day) = 600.00 year
  • $100.00 / month ($3.20 a day) = 1,200.00 year

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learn more about making a tribute/memorial giftMake a Tribute/Memorial Gift

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Making a donation in tribute of someone dear to you is a unique and wonderful way to show you are thinking of them. Whether it is in celebration of an anniversary or birthday, or in honor of someone who has stayed with us, making a tribute donation is a special way to show your loved one you care about them and the causes they believe in.

Make a Tribute Gift

Making a gift in memory of a loved one who has passed away is a special way to honour their memory and to express your condolences to their family. A donation in memory of a loved one is a very meaningful way to celebrate life while supporting families with seriously ill children.

Make a Memorial Gift

After you have made your contribution in tribute or memory to a loved one, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the person(s) you designate and a tax receipt will be sent to you.

read more about our donation wishlist itemsDonate Wishlist Items

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A simple way to help provide support for our guest families is by donating things our Houses and Family Room are in need of, which can range from household items, to pantry supplies, to toys. We can only accept items that are in new condition due to the severity of illnesses that bring families to stay at the House.

In order to follow hospital policy and food safety guidelines our Family Room can only accept pre-packaged food items. Things like individually packaged snacks and Kraft Dinner Cups are great for families in need of a little "pick-me-up" while they are over at the hospital.

Special for this month:
  • Swiffer Wet/Dry cloths
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Liquid dish soap (for hand dish washing)
  • Dishwasher soap pucks
  • Father's Day Gifts (34+ of the same kind of thing)
  • Knit slippers (adult sizes needed)
Top Wishlist Items for RHM London:
  • Swiffer Wet/Dry cloths
  • Batteries (AAA especially)
  • Pump hand soap (preferably unscented)

View more wishlist items for RMH London and Family Room

Wishlist Items for RHM Windsor:
  • Gift cards towards household items
  • Gift Cards toward snacks, kitchen essentials
  • Laundry Pod Packs (Tide Pods etc., must be “HE”)

read more about cooking dinner at our houseCook Dinner at Our House

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To help ease the stress and financial burden weighing on our guest families sometimes the simple things, like a home cooked meal, can make all the difference. Dinner at Our House is a simple program that helps ensure families staying with us are receiving a nutritious homemade meal without having to spend time away from their sick child.

  • lots of chefs in the kitchen helping out
  • serving up some desert for Ronald McDonald House

How it Works:
  • We ask groups of 4-8 volunteers cook a meal for all 34 families staying at the House, approximately 60-70 people.
  • Food for the meal is provided by the volunteer group which prepares everything in our beautiful, large kitchen which should be equipped with everything you require.
  • Volunteers are invited to join our families, relax and share in the meal.

Getting Started:
  • Gather a group of 4-8 friends or co-workers.
  • Fill out the application form online (below) where you can reserve available dates.
  • Attend a 1-hour training session on-site before your volunteer date.
  • Set your menu, shop, and create a fabulous meal for our Guests!

> ONLINE APPLICATION FORM FOR 2017 (New Groups only)

> Dinner at our house Application Form (Print)

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Ron Combs
Manager, Family Services/Program Delivery
HouseKitchenLondon@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2112

For Opporunities to Provide Meals to RMH Windsor…
Christine Richer, RMH Windsor House Manager
HouseKitchenWindsor@rmhc-swo.ca
519-254-5577 X52286

read more information for baking for the familiesBake For Families

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Bring a group of people together in our RMH London kitchen to bake treats for our guest families to enjoy. You can make anything from chocolate chip cookies to vegan blueberry muffins that will be set out here at the House and in our in-hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room®.
We provide some basic ingredients, so this option is the most cost-accessible way to volunteer in our House Kitchen.

The RMH London House Kitchen is welcoming bakers and healthy-snack-makers at the following time slots:

Weekday mornings: 9am to 1pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Evenings: 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Daily (except Fridays)
Weekend Café: 7am to 1pm (fresh-baked treats for Guests to wake up to)

All applicants will need to complete an on-site training session before their House Kitchen volunteering experience.

> Kitchen Schedule

> Online Kitchen Programs Application Form (2017 Dates)

  • cupcakes are ready to be made
  • four cooks in the kitchen preparing desert

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Ron Combs
Manager, Family Services/Program Delivery
HouseKitchenLondon@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2112

how to make a vehicle donationMake a Vehicle Donation

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Are you ready to get rid of your unwanted vehicle? Maybe you have a car that won't run, a rusted RV, or a boat that won't float? No matter the reason, we have a new way for you to make space in the driveway while making a big difference for families with seriously ill or injured children receiving medical care far from home--Donate It!

It is easy to donate your vehicle to help families at Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario, and a nice tax deduction could be rolling your way! Not only will we tow your unwanted vehicle for free if it doesn't run, but you will also receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount it sells for at auction. RMHC-SWO will receive the proceeds of the sale and you can feel great knowing you helped give sick children what they need most…their families!

Ronald and friend sharing a ride
View Our Vehicle Donation Video

Four Easy Steps to Donate Your Vehicle:
Step 1:
Visit the website www.onecarhelpsrmhc.com or call 1-855-409-9495.

Step 2:
We can tow your vehicle free of cost if it doesn't run, or if still drives and you would like to bring it to the nearest auction location that works too!

Step 3:
The vehicle will be cleaned and presented at its best for auction, where buyers from around the world have the chance to preview and bid on the vehicle. Impact Auto Auctions will take care of all title and sales-related paper work for you!

Step 4:
You will receive your sales receipt in the mail to file for tax deduction!

Donate Your Vehicle

read more about adopting a roomAdopt-A-Room

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Adopting a space at RHM London, RMH Windsor or the Family Room provides both individuals and corporations with the opportunity help provide the most caring and practical support to families during an incredibly stressful time. When families find themselves traveling far from home so their child can receive medical care, having a room at Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario provides a sense of security to parents who know they will be able to stay close to their seriously ill child.

kitchen sponsored by Cargill

The Adopt-A-Room program ensures that the rooms are beautifully kept, maintained and stocked with toiletries, linens and towels for our guest families. Your sponsorship of three years will help cover the costs associated with maintenance and operation of your room, ensuring it is always available for the families that stay with us each year. We will also put up a plaque in front of your adopted room in recognition of your generous sponsorship.

For more information please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

read more on making a planned giftMake a Planned Gift

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As part of your long-term financial planning, a planned gift can offer you substantial tax and estate planning benefits and allow you to make a lasting gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. Recent amendments to Canada’s tax laws provide individuals with many Planned or Legacy Giving opportunities that will allow you to help RMH care for future families without affecting your income today or the legacy you wish to leave for your family.

Some of these opportunities include a Bequest in your Will, a gift of a Registered Retirement Fund (RRSP/RRIF), or a gift of Life Insurance. If Planned Giving is something that you are interested in considering we recommend that you consult with a professional advisor or legal professional who will assist you in your estate planning wishes.

To learn more about how you can help our House through Planned Giving please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

Legal name:
Southwestern Ontario Children’s Care Inc., o/a Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario

Address:
741 Base Line Road East, London, ON N6C2R6

Charitable number:
11915 8806 RR0001

read more on joining the Red Shoe SocietyJoin A Red Shoe Society

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read more about hosting a fund raiserHost a Fundraiser

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One of the many ways people throughout Ontario show their support for RMH is by hosting their own community fundraisers and donating proceeds to RMHC-SWO. If you are looking for a fun way to help families with seriously ill children why not host your own fundraiser? Don’t worry we are here to help!

> Community Fundraiser Application Form

> CREATE YOUR OWN MAKE FUN MATTER FUNDRAISING PAGE

(When setting up your #MakeFunMatter FUN-raiser be sure to select Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario as the Chapter you are collecting support for!)

For more information please contact:

Kelley Montfort
Development Manager
KMontfort@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2503

ways your company making an online donationMake an Online Donation

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read more on corporate partnership and sponsorshipCorporate Partnership & Sponsorship

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Here at the House we know the importance of building strong relationships with corporations who are looking for a way to make a positive impact on their communities and engage their employees in the great work they are doing. We have a number of options for corporate partnerships with key possibilities for employee involvement, and we will work together to find the opportunity that best suits your vision and priorities.

To get you started on some ideas you can find some of our Corporate Opportunities here:

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To help find your corporation’s perfect “fit” here at the House, please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

read more information on employee fundraising campaignEmployee Fundraising Campaign

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Since employees enjoy working for organizations that support relevant and relatable causes within their community. We encourage you to engage your employees and coworkers in a corporate employee fundraising campaign that will give your team the opportunity to help provide a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children.

Employee fundraising campaigns are a great way to have fun and connect as a staff team while supporting Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario and the families of sick kids that rely on our services.

Your Employee Fundraising Campaign could include:
  • Dress Down Days
  • Payroll Giving
  • In-Office Fundraisers i.e. bake sales, barbecues
  • Employee Incentive Perks such as parking, time off, etc.

For more information or to register your employee fundraising campaign, please contact:

Kelley Montfort
Development Manager
kmontfort@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2503

read more on payroll givingPayroll Giving

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An easy and convenient way to give your employees the opportunity to support RMH is through implementing a Payroll Giving option, where your staff can choose to have a certain dollar value from each pay go directly as a donation to the House. We can work with you directly to set up a giving program, or you can designate a donation to us by using a Donor Choice option through an existing workplace campaign such as United Way.

We'll be happy to come talk to your employees about how their contributions are making a difference to families at Ronald McDonald House and work together on ways to get involved beyond donations. Any deductions made will be recognized as a tax deductible.

For more information please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

read more about how your company can help adopting a roomAdopt-A-Room

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Adopting a Room in our House provides both individuals and corporations with the opportunity help provide the most caring and practical support to families during an incredibly stressful time. When families find themselves traveling far from home so their child can receive medical care in London, having a room at Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario provides a sense of security to parents who know they will be able to stay close to their seriously ill child.

view of kitchen adoption plaque on kitchen door
> View our current room adopters
Thank You to Our Current Room Adopters!

The Adopt-A-Room program ensures that the rooms at Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario are beautifully kept, maintained and stocked with toiletries, linens and towels for our guest families. Your sponsorship of three years will help cover the costs associated with maintenance and operation of your room, ensuring it is always available for the families that stay with us each year. We will also put up a plaque in front of your adopted room in recognition of your generous sponsorship.

For more information please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

read more information on helping bake for familiesBake For Families

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Bring a group of people together in our RMH London kitchen to bake treats for our guest families to enjoy. You can make anything from chocolate chip cookies to vegan blueberry muffins that will be set out here at the House and in our in-hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room®.
We provide some basic ingredients, so this option is the most cost-accessible way to volunteer in our House Kitchen.

The RMH London House Kitchen is welcoming bakers and healthy-snack-makers at the following time slots:

Weekday mornings: 9am to 1pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Evenings: 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Daily (except Fridays)
Weekend Café: 7am to 1pm (fresh-baked treats for Guests to wake up to)

All applicants will need to complete an on-site training session before their House Kitchen volunteering experience.

> Kitchen Schedule

> Online Kitchen Programs Application Form (2017 Dates)

  • a lot of happiness baked into some muffins
  • proud chefs of some deserts ready to be served

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Ron Combs
Manager, Family Services/Program Delivery
HouseKitchenLondon@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2112

read more about how your company can cook dinner at our houseCook Dinner at Our House

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To help ease the stress and financial burden weighing on our guest families sometimes the simple things, like a home cooked meal, can make all the difference. Dinner at Our House is a simple program that helps ensure families staying with us are receiving a nutritious homemade meal without having to spend time away from their sick child.

  • aprons are on and ready to cook
  • a fresh batch of desert has been created

How it Works:
  • We ask groups of 4-8 volunteers cook a meal for all 34 families staying at the House, approximately 60-70 people.
  • Food for the meal is provided by the volunteer group which prepares everything in our beautiful, large kitchen which should be equipped with everything you require.
  • Volunteers are invited to join our families, relax and share in the meal.

Getting Started:
  • Gather a group of 4-8 friends or co-workers.
  • Fill out the application form online (below) where you can reserve available dates.
  • Attend a 1-hour training session on-site before your volunteer date.
  • Set your menu, shop, and create a fabulous meal for our Guests!

> ONLINE APPLICATION FORM FOR 2017 (New Groups only)

> Dinner at our house Application Form (Print)

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Ron Combs
Manager, Family Services/Program Delivery
HouseKitchenLondon@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2112

For Opporunities to Provide Meals to RMH Windsor…
Christine Richer, RMH Windsor House Manager
HouseKitchenWindsor@rmhc-swo.ca
519-254-5577 X52286

learn more about Hotels with heartHotels with Heart

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"Hotels with Heart" is a new program we have introduced to give organizations another opportunity to help ensure out-of-town families always have a place to stay close to their seriously ill child – even when our 34 bedrooms are full.

  • a nice donation for our program hotels with heart
  • helping out making a meal

When a donation is made to the Hotels with Heart program, the funding goes toward the expense of booking a family in a hotel when our House is full. We work with local hotel partners for a discounted rate – and our guest families are still only asked to pay $10 per night.

Staying at hotel doesn't offer everything we have inside the House, but it makes a huge difference to families who want to be as close as possible to their sick child.

This program provides tremendous relief to the House as our 34 rooms can fill up quickly, so having the option to put families up in a hotel ensures no child will have to go through a serious medical issue alone.

For more information please contact:

Jenne Wason
Director of Development
jwason@rmhc-swo.ca
519-685-3232 x2506

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The Red Shoe Society

A social society of young leaders who believe in the healing power of families. They raise support, awareness and funds for our House.

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