Collect the pull tabs from aluminum cans and containers and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House®. The tabs are made of a high-grade aluminum which we recycle - the proceeds then go directly to help families staying at the House. The program runs all year long and collected tabs may be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House any day from 9am-7pm. Click here to download the Pop Tab flyer and label to affix to your own container or stop by the House to pick up your free Pop Tab House.
We cannot certify community service hours for collecting pop-tabs.
Cook a wonderful dinner for families staying at the House! You create the menu, purchase the ingredients, and then prepare the meal in our fully equipped kitchen. Dinner is served daily at 6pm. Please review the Dinner Program Guidelines and FAQs on our Dinner Program page. You can also find a calendar of available dates on the dinner page, with information on how to request a date. This is a great activity for groups up to 6 people (age 14+)! Sorry, we cannot accept food prepared at home. Youth groups must have an adult actively supervising and the group should be no larger than 6 people.
Our Cookie Crew has transformed into Desserts n' More! We encourage not only cookies, but brownies, cupcakes, and anything sweet and delicious. Bake or make treats for our families in our House kitchen. Determine what you want to make, gather the ingredients, and bring everything to the House to create your tasty sweet treat. This opportunity is available 11:30am - 2:30pm, subject to availability. This is a great activity for small groups of up to 5. Please visit our Desserts n' More page to review the calendar of available dates. Sorry, we cannot accept items that have been made at home. Youth groups must have a supervising adult present and the group should be no larger than 5 people.
Cheer our families up with a colorfully decorated Caring Card! We love to include Caring Cards in the bags of goodies we give to families visiting our Family Room at Sunrise Children's Hospital, or attach them to bags of cookies for our families. Plus, we love to hand them out with cute toys we give to the children who visit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. This activity is designed to be completed offsite. Just purchase a packet of 3x5 index cards, download our Caring Cards Decorating Guidelines, and begin to decorate! Check out this video that showcases some cool examples of decorated caring cards!
We love to decorate our 13,000-square foot House as well as our Family Room at Sunrise Children's Hospital for the many holidays throughout the year. Volunteer groups can help us by designing and creating fun, colorful decorations for our families to enjoy.
Groups must sign up to make decorations for a particular holiday (Valentine's Day, Easter, 4th of July, etc.), and provide enough decorations for all our common areas, including a large dining room, several sitting areas, as well as our Family Room. Groups are also encouraged to make additional decorations for our reception area, hallways and for our 12-bedroom doors. Click here to review our FAQs for this activity.
Once approved for a holiday, we will be relying on the group to provide the decorations, so please ensure your group is committed before signing up. Decorations should be delivered to the House by the date indicated in your confirmation email. Groups of up to eight people may come to the House (subject to approval) to place their decorations around the House. (2 hours max)
Designate RMHC® as the recipient of your own fundraising event – you can hold a dance, auction, yard sale, bake sale or something we haven't even thought of yet! For more information on fundraisers, please email email@example.com.
You can also collect items from one of our Wish Lists. You can browse our House, Family Room, Welcome Bag, and Holiday Wish lists HERE.
*Note: We regret we are unable to certify volunteer hours for purchasing and donating items from our wish lists.
If your group has availability to volunteer on the weekends, why not make breakfast for our families in the House kitchen? Groups of up to 8 can purchase and prepare the items for our families. Breakfast should be ready by 9:15am. For further details and to review the calendar of available dates, head to our Weekend Breakfast page. Sorry, we cannot accept food prepared at home.