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.

The cost of what we do is quite high, and although a $15.00 per day donation to offset the cost of their room is appreciated, we do not charge families to stay with us.

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.

We are excited to bring back our Tree Lighting Ceremony in person this year on Sunday, December 4th on the front lawn of our Ronald McDonald House. We will also provide a live feed 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 5th – 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 4th 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 4, 2022 * *
4:30 pm – 6:00 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!

Grandpa Ike’s Mini Donuts will be here – so bring a little cash to enjoy some yummy treats!
RMHC-SWVA will have Hot Chocolate & Cider available for all to enjoy!

At 5pm, Santa will join us to read a Christmas story (bring your camera to take some pics!)
After Santa, our Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin.

For any Lights of Hope questions, please reach out to Melanie Morris at



The ability to flip the switch and illuminating our Lights of Hope Tree would not be possible without the wonderful support from Danny Webb & United Rentals.

A special thank you to:
Roanoke Calvary Baptist Church Choir Members
Caroloa Chorus Members
Radford University Carilion DPT Program

Grandpa Ike’s Mini Donut Food Truck
Volunteers with Pinnacle Financial Partners

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