How to help for the Holidays

How You Can Help During The Holidays

Thank you for your interest in helping Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis during the holiday season. We have a variety of ways you can get involved to make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families today!

Give The Gift of Togetherness

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Sponsor A Family

Give the gift of togetherness by sponsoring a family or making a donation in someone’s memory or honor. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are asked to contribute a small donation per night for their stay. However, nearly 60% of our families are unable to pay due to mounting medical bills and other uninsured expenses. You can help by sponsoring a family’s stay or a portion of their stay. Donations of all sizes support our mission. Please click here to make a Season of Giving donation.

Send A Holiday Card or Holiday Insert

Holiday Card Tribute Program

Let family, friends, coworkers and clients know you’re thinking of them this holiday season by making a donation to RMHC St. Louis in their name(s). Holiday tribute cards feature a wreath design, read “Happy Holidays” and are signed and mailed by RMHC to a list provided by you. Prefer to send your own cards? Our holiday card inserts are flat note cards that acknowledge your tribute gift and can be placed inside your own holiday cards. A donation of at least $5 per card or insert is suggested. To purchase holiday cards or inserts, please contact Miya Andrews at 314-932-4116 or

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Use Amazon For A Bigger Impact

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Donate a Holiday Wish List Item

This year we have more ways you can help! Donate a new, unwrapped gift or gift card from our Holiday Wish List or Amazon Wish List to the McGift Shoppe, where families staying at one of our three Ronald McDonald Houses can shop for loved ones free-of-charge during December. Check out our Holiday Wish List for ideas for items to donate.

Don’t forget you can shop our RMHC St. Louis Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to the House to support our McGift Shoppe!

Mark Your Calendars!

Give Back This Year At Dillard's

Southern Living’s Christmas Cookbook, available exclusively at Dillard’s, is just $12! Best of all its proceeds from the St. Louis-area Dillard’s stores benefit RMHC St. Louis. This beautiful, full-color cookbook includes hundreds of delicious recipes and ideas for stylish place settings, fresh centerpieces, and other seasonal table decorations. Participating Dillard’s stores include the following:

Chesterfield Mall: 100 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield MO 63107
St. Louis Galleria: 1105 St. Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO 63117
South County Center: 220 South County Center, St. Louis, MO 63129
Mid Rivers Mall: 2 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
St. Clair Square: 275 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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Lululemon Private In-Store Shop

You're Invited to the 7th Annual Lululemon Private In-Store Shop! This shopping event will be held at Lululemon Plaza Frontenac on Sunday, December 3, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. This fundraiser will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a Global Day of Generosity, is on November 28, 2023. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people worldwide to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their power of generosity to remain connected and heal. People can show their generosity in various ways during GivingTuesday⁠⁠—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, everyone has something to give, and every act of generosity counts.

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Other Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer

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Have A Meal Delivered

Most of our families spend the day at the hospital with their children. After many long, difficult hours, it’s a welcome gift for them to return to the House and find a home-cooked meal. To participate in our Meals from the Heart Program, click here. 

Round-Up for RMHC

Every time you visit a McDonald’s restaurant, you can help support families with ill and injured children by choosing to Round-Up for RMHC when you place your order on the kiosk, at the counter, or in the drive-thru. It’s easy! To learn more, click here. 

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Recycle for RMHC

Decorating for the holidays? Don’t throw away your old or broken holiday lights – donate them instead in December! Thanks to Didion Orf Recycling, your old lights, and other electronics don’t need to collect dust. Once recycled, they will be turned into a monetary donation to RMHC St. Louis! Please drop them off today at 206 Didion Drive, St. Peters, MO. To learn more, click here.