Lights of Hope

Be a Light Of Hope For Families At The House This Holiday Season!

Make a Lights of Hope Donation


Ronald McDonald House Charities helps ease the burden for families who must seek medical care far from home for their child. The Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of light for families because they are able to stay together and near the medical care they need.  You have an opportunity to be a light of hope and love to families staying at Ronald McDonald House throughout ‘Lights of Hope’ campaign.

About Lights of Hope

Be a light of hope for families staying at RMHC-SWVA.  By shining a Light of Hope on our grand tree on the front lawn of the Ronald McDonald House in honor of a loved one and your donation shares the cost of Keeping Families Close when they need it the most.

Join RMHC-SWVA for some Holiday Cheer on Sunday, December 8th.

Holiday Music and Tree Lighting Ceremony – 4:30pm-5pm

At Ronald McDonald House.  Bring your chairs & blankets, and your cameras!

We will also provide a live feed of our Tree Lighting Ceremony our Facebook Page HERE for those unable to join us in person.

Our festive lights and our Lights of Hope tree will be on display starting December 8th – January 1st.

Shine a Light of Hope for a family at the Ronald McDonald House by:

  • Choosing an amount you wish to donate & method of payment
  • Providing Honoree’s name & address and special message you would like for us to convey
  • We invite you and your recipient to join us December 8th for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Please help us continue this important work by considering a Donation In Honor or In Memory of a loved one. An acknowledgement letter recognizing your kindness will be sent from RMHC-SWVA to the person you wish to honor.

Click HERE to see the list of tributes we will be celebrating this year!

Make a Lights of Hope Donation


Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony

* * Sunday, December 8, 2024 * *
4:30 pm – 5 pm
Cookies and Story Time with Santa starting at 2:30 pm

at Ronald McDonald House (2224 Jefferson Street SE, Roanoke)

Bring a blanket or chair and join us for some holiday music starting at 4:30pm on the front lawn!

RMHC-SWVA will have Hot Chocolate/Cider & Cookies available for all to enjoy!

For any Lights of Hope questions, please reach out to Teri Nance at


To ALL of our 2023 supporters, THANK YOU!

The ability to flip the switch and illuminating our Lights of Hope Tree would not be possible without the wonderful support from
Robert Yost, Walter Kay, Chris Harper and Michael Damiano & United Rentals.

A special thank you to:
Colonial Ave/Calvary Baptist Church Choir Members
Caroloa Chorus Members

Santa and Mrs. Claus

And all the donors who shine a light on our tree and into the hearts of all the families of RMHC-SWVA.

Make a Lights of Hope Donation