Lights of Hope

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

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 through out ‘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.

A Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday December 5th via Facebook Live starting at 5pm. Visit our Facebook Page HERE to watch ceremony.
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 6th 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 5, 2021 * *
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
on RMHC-SWVA Facebook Page

Gather around your computer and join the Facebook Live event in your festive PJs with your family, enjoy some holiday music, a story read by a special visitor and learn the reason behind our Lights of Hope Tree.

For any Lights of Hope questions, please reach out to Stephanie Carroll at


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

A special thank you to:
Calvary Baptist Church Choir Members:
Kevin Carter, Betty Hall, Nicole Howell, Paul Howell, Sarah Howell,
Robert McKinney, Whit Whittington, Debbie Williams

Caroloa Chorus Members:
Anne Steele, Curt Steele, Mackie Walker

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