WHAT WE DO
Keeping families together while kids receive hospital treatment
As we get to know children and their families from all over the country who are here with us for weeks and sometimes months battling cancer, undergoing surgery or gaining strength after premature birth, we love knowing that we are the bright spot — our Houses, our supportive community and our beautiful city — as they navigate the tremendous stress and fear that comes with serious illness.
Since opening our doors in 1984, our donors have made this possible by keeping families close when it matters most. There are many ways to give financially to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Honor a loved one with a Tribute Gift: Leaving a tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a special person or celebrate the life of a loved one while supporting Ronald McDonald House families.
Become an annual Guest Room Sponsor: Allow us to celebrate your generosity and inspire the community by recognizing your annual giving of $5,000 or more with a Guest Room Sponsorship. Your contributions will be recognized with a customized bamboo plaque outside of one of our 56 unique and beautiful family guest rooms.
Join our Circle of Giving: Established by Founding Board Member and decades-long volunteer, Susan Schnitzer, the Circle of Giving allows individuals, foundations and companies to collaboratively designate a portion of their unrestricted contributions when their annual giving reaches $10,000 or more. In its inaugural year, the Circle of Giving included 41 donors whose giving totaled $1.6 million.
Become a Tanner Society Member: Established in honor of long-time supporters Jim and Claudine Tanner, our Tanner Society recognizes the extraordinary generosity of donors whose unrestricted giving totals $2,500 or more annually with a beautiful plaque in our Portland East House Lobby. Today, our Tanner Society has grown to more than 100 individuals and organizations.
Support the Bend Ronald McDonald House by joining our Hearts of Gold: Built in 1997, our beautiful lodge-style Bend Ronald McDonald House hosts as many as 6 families every night and depends upon the support of $500+ Hearts of Gold members to provide compassionate hospitality all year long.
Leave a legacy by joining our Pillar Society: Also recognized in our Portland East House Lobby, our Pillar Society includes individuals who have shared their intent to include our organization in their giving plans. By including a bequest to us in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue to support families for years to come.