Ronald McDonald House




Support families of seriously ill children staying at RMHC Philly

About the cause: The story of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region began in the 1970s when Dr. Audrey Evans was working as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Seeing the families of children who were receiving life-saving treatment spend night after night in the hospital, she envisioned a house where families could stay during these difficult times.

Around the same time, Kim, the daughter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ player Fred Hill, was receiving treatment for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the team was raising funds in her support. Jimmy Murray, the General Manager of the team, approached St. Christopher’s about making a donation.

Dr. Evans worked with The Eagles to champion this cause and coordinated with Eagle’s advertiser, McDonald’s, about using the funds from Shamrock Shakes to help establish the new house. McDonald’s agreed, and on October 15, 1974, RMHC Philly was born. The support of generous donors enabled the RMHC of Philly to grow from an idea to the model for hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the world.

About the event: We’re building hygiene packs full of needed supplies to support families living in the House. You’ll be adding your own touch and message to each pack you create, drawing fun pictures on the bags, and leaving letters of encouragement, so the recipient family knows they have someone cheering for them!

Join us for this virtual event and be part of the movement!



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Providing comfort and hope to families with seriously ill children

The mission of RMHC Philly is to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Our two Ronald McDonald House® programs provide temporary lodging, transportation, meals, and social services to families who travel to Philadelphia for pediatric care. Our three Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs extend the support of our Houses into the hospital setting and offer quiet respite space for families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Ronald McDonald Camp is a week-long overnight camp for children with cancer and their siblings held in the Pocono Mountains every August. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, operated in partnership with St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, provides comprehensive and continuous oral healthcare to children in North Philadelphia.

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Be a Waste Warrior

We build our volunteer events to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Whether it is offsetting the carbon emissions of the shipping process, using recycled cardboard for the boxes, or relying on algae-based dyes, we’ve made conscious steps to ensure we’re doing right for our world.

However, it’s impossible for us to completely eliminate waste products from the experience. To ensure we limit the impact of these materials, we ask that all participants properly recycle and dispose of the materials they receive.

Recycling is hard so we made this resource list to make it easier!

Recycling Resources

  • State by State Recycling Guidelines

    Want to find local recycling locations? Visit BeRecycled to find your local recycling options. If you’re looking for additional information about your state and local recycling regulations, use this page to get quick access to your state’s information!

  • Use Recycle Nation

    RecycleNation is the easiest and fastest way to find locations to recycle around the country. You can enter the exact items you wish to recycle and your zip code and it will show you drop-off locations!

    They also have an app you can download for your smartphone!

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