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38 Years of Love

Come Stay with Us

Our House is a home-away-from-home where families can stay close, close to the care and resources they need, close to each other, and close to their child while they are in the hospital. We provide an inviting resting place for families that need to stay overnight, as well as the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the 14th floor of Carilion Children's Hospital for those who need a break without leaving the hospital.

Who Can Stay

Ronald McDonald House

in Roanoke, Virginia

The Ronald McDonald Family Room

at Carilion's Children Hospital

Ways You Can Help

We can't do it without you, and we would love for you to get involved. There are many ways for you to join us in our mission to care for children by housing and caring for their families. You’ll get a great feeling helping families of sick and injured children stay close together. Check out the many ways you can help to keep families close when it matters the most.

  • Volunteer
  • Programs
  • Corporate Support
  • Hold A Fundraiser
  • Annual Events
  • Ways to Give
Volunteer

Volunteer

Your gifts and talents can make a big difference – whether volunteering as an individual or with a group, coming on a regular basis, or as you can. Volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and resources help offset costs and allow us to direct more back to supporting children and their families. On behalf of our families, we say, ‘thanks’ and invite you to find your own volunteer opportunity.

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Programs

Programs

Whether it's collecting tab tops, dropping spare change, or cooking a meal for our families we have so many ways for you can help. Everyone can make a difference!

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Corporate Support

Corporate Support

If your company has a passion for giving back, there are lots of ways you can support our mission. We are fortunate to partner with many generous companies who provide critical support to our House. From product to services, our Adopt-a-Room Program, sponsoring events and hosting events, to volunteering we are grateful for each donation that allows us to focus on what we do best: caring for families of critically ill children.

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Hold A Fundraiser

Hold A Fundraiser

Our House is honored to be the beneficiary of community events organized by individuals, civic groups, schools, and businesses. These fundraisers are critical in helping us care for families while they focus on their seriously ill children.

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Annual Events

Annual Events

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia has several events throughout the year. It’s a great way for us to connect with our community and support our mission. If you’re interested in participating in one of our events or becoming a sponsor, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you!

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

When you have a sick child, you have a sick family– Dr. Audrey Evans

Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is in the hospital. By offering families a home-away-from-home just 2 ½ blocks from the hospital, we increase a family's ability to spend more time with their child, and participate in their medical care. But we can’t do it without you!

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Thankful

Thankful – one word that means so much.  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the staff here at Ronald McDonald House Charities reflect on that word and the fact it holds so much meaning.  The last few years have seen a roller coaster of changes.  As we have maneuvered through an ever-evolving world, we are

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Fall, Family & Friends!

“Fall, Family, Friends, Smiles, Laughs & Hugs are some of the Best Things in Life and they are all Free.” Can you believe it – Fall is here!  Kids are back in school, pumpkin spice flavors are everywhere and the temperatures are starting to dip – even if it is just slightly. It’s time to

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Remembering Co-founder Dr. Audrey Evans

(Republished from rmhc.org) When a child is seriously ill or injured, the only thing a family should have to worry about is getting them the care they need. Each year, millions of families are faced with uncertainty when they have to travel for the medical care their child needs. Where will they stay? How will

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