Celebrating 40 Years

Celebrating 40 Years of Serving Families

Providing hope, love, and comfort since 1984

Giving families with a sick child what they need most – each other.

On May 5, 2024, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia (RMHC-SWVA) celebrates its 40th Anniversary!  Since opening its does in 1984, the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke has welcomed over 28,000 children and their families from 120+ different regions, states, and counties providing them with safe, comfortable lodging while the child has received medical services in the Roanoke area. Even more families have benefited from additional programs provided by RMHC-SWVA and the Ronald McDonald Family Room opened in 2007.

We have an exciting year ahead as we celebrate this significant milestone.  We will be sharing lots of history, photos, celebrations, and more throughout the year.  Keep scrolling to learn more.  You can also follow along on social media for more news and updates!

We have a lot of things planned for the year and hope you’ll join us as we celebrate this milestone!


A few upcoming activities include:

April 5 – Rock-A-Tee – special tie dye t-shirt this year!
May 4 – Tab Top Extravaganza!
May 17 – 40 Years of Love Birthday Bash!
This special fundraising event will take place at Salem Memorial Ballpark and include a special “dining on the diamond” experience,

Check back often for exciting updates as well celebrate all year long!