"You don't think about where you are going to lay your head at night when you have a baby in the NICU. You aren't thinking of yourself - but, you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of your baby. That's why the Ronald McDonald House is so important."
"The help that the House gives to families in need, as well as our family, is an inspiration to us all and has already taught my six-year-old, Rena, how important it is to give open heartedly to those in need."
The Williams Family
"Staying at the Ronald McDonald House allowed me to be at the hospital at a moment's notice during Mason's stay in the NICU. I honestly share my story with tears of joy; the Ronald McDonald House has allowed us to be a family."
The Lung Family
"During my stay at the House there were days when I was sick and wanted to be alone, but then there were days where we had a great time all piled up in the living room."
Judith, Cancer Patient
"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."
"When we came to the House, we sat with the families and realized how the comforts of home can impact a child's healing process. Our donations are our way of showing we care for these families in need."
Dustin DeGoursey, General Manager of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Lexington
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC recognizes that you are the next generation of supporters for the families and children we serve and we truly value your interest in getting involved!
Collect Pop Tabs!
The power of individuals performing small acts of charity is amazing! Collect the aluminum tabs off your beverage cans or soup cans and donate them to us so we can recycle them in exchange for money! All proceeds from this program benefit our mission!
Collect Wish List Items!
Keeping a House stocked with necessary supplies while eight families are living in it is no easy feat! We are always in need of supplies such as paper towels, individual snack items, paper products, plastic serving utensils, cleaning supplies, fresh produce and more!
Have a Celebration for RMHC!
For your next special occasion, consider asking your friends and family to make a donation to RMHC of Columbia, SC. Some ideas include monetary donations, Wish List items, or toys. (New items only , please!)
Participate in a Fundraising Event!
We host many events throughout the year and we are sure to have something to suit your interests!
Host Your Own Fundraiser!
If you don't see an event we are already planning that suits your interests, consider planning your own event. Past fundraisers have included bake sales, lemonade stand sales, golf tournaments and much more!
Make Greeting Cards!
Every time a family checks in at the Ronald McDonald House, they receive a welcome bag. This bag usually includes toiletries, tissues, a pen and pad and other small items. We also love to include greeting cards with words of encouragement. These remind our guest families that someone is thinking of them and wishing them the best. (Please refrain from including religious messages due to the diversity of those we serve.)
Make Goody Bags!
For most holidays, as well as other times throughout the year, we deliver goodies to the patients of Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Festive goody bags, with small items such as play-doh, bubbles, coloring books, crayons and other small items are great! Please keep in mind that many of the patients are on special diets so including additional items other than only candy or food are encouraged. No balloons are permitted.