Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville

300 9th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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Our mission The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville exists to serve and sustain families when serious illness or injury strikes the most cherished part of their lives, their children.

Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville

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Ways to help

Urgent Need: Pick Up Food Donations to Help Feed Our House Families

Our House families rely on donated items from several area businesses for breakfasts and lunches so we need volunteers to pick up these donations and help us feed families in need. We need volunteers to get donations from Starbucks (in front of Best Buy) on Wednesdays and Fridays; from Wawa on Pantops Monday, Tuesday and… See full description
  • 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Recurring
  • None
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Collect Donations, Food Distribution, Delivery

Meals from the Heart

One of our most impactful programs is “Meals from the Heart.” Businesses, groups, families, individuals and organizations come to the House and make a meal for our families. When a child is receiving medical treatment for serious illness or injury, taking away the worry of “what’s for dinner?” is a wonderful relief. That’s why we… See full description
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time, Ongoing, Recurring
  • None
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families, Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Indoor

Love Sandwich Program

Starting Again in January 2023: Every Friday, volunteers make 75 meals – a sandwich, chips, fresh fruit, veggies with ranch dressing, and a cookie or other dessert – to  take to UVA Children’s Hospital. We need folks here from 8 a.m. to around 9:30 a.m to ensure that we can get everything complete and to… See full description
  • Adults (18+), 55+
  • One-time, Ongoing, Recurring
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families, Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Food Distribution, Food Packing

Hospitality Cart

We are excited to once again sponsor the Hospitality Cart Program at UVA Children’s Hospital. Since this is at the Medical Center, we work with UVA Volunteer Services to staff this one and have to go through their volunteer process to get approved to work on the pediatric floors.  The Cart runs Tuesdays and Thursdays… See full description
  • Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Ongoing, Recurring
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • In-person, Indoor, Food Distribution
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Pick up and Deliver meals

Requires access to a vehicle
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical
  • None
  • Evenings
Items we need now

Wish List

The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville Wish List is comprised of items that are needed to keep the House running and our families supplied with necessities. We welcome contributions from individuals, groups, families, and all those who want to support the families staying at the RMHC Charlottesville while their children face health issues. We especially appreciate volunteers organizing a Wish List Drive to collect a large volume of goods from the community. It’s a meaningful event where a group of any size, any age, can gain experience in community outreach AND help RMHC Charlottesville’s families in a significant way. For more information, please email Melissa Robertson at [email protected] or call 434-295-1885. Snacks for the House – look for September and later expiration dates please Canned Chicken and Beef Broth (32 oz cartons or cans) Handheld juicer for the kitchen for lemons and oranges Scotch Magic Invisible tape refills – 3/4″ width Black Sharpie Pens “Fine” Point Canned or Jarred Spaghetti Sauce Grated Parmesan Cheese Granulated sugar Bottled Ranch Dressing Coffee Pods (usable in a Keurig) Coffee Creamer Pods (individual shots), like Half and Half and International Delight Electric Rice Cooker – 8 to 10 cup (finished amount) Herb and vegetable keepers (storage containers for the refrigerator) 50 count Chips variety packs for Love Sandwich Lunches Large paper lunch bags – referred to as the 8 lb. size Single serve Mayonnaise and Mustard packets Great Value square snack bags 2 oz Members Mark Portioning cups 8 oz and 16 oz Members Mark plastic containers and lids Disposable eating utensils – forks and spoons Paper plates and bowls Bottles of BIC White Out, .7 fl oz size Avery labels (laser jet) 5163 and 8408 33 Gal. Hefty Trash Bags Clear Plastic Storage Bins with Lids (any sizes 19 quart to 56 quart) Bona Concentrate Oxyclean Stain Remover Spray Acrylic Paint Pens for Rock Garden Project Modge Podge for Rock Creations Large Cooking Pots Vornado Fan for guest rooms Virex -concentrate Guest Room Coverlets Small umbrellas (for our families to use to get to and from the shuttle to the hospital) Ink cartridges for office printer: HP 910 (or 910xl) Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Ink Cartridges Ziplock bags- sandwich size Phone Chargers Stouffer’s Party and Family Size Meals (Chicken preferred) On-Going House Needs: Gift Cards to Sam’s, Amazon, Food Lion, Wegman’s, Lowes, WalMart, and local stores
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
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About us For countless families, the Ronald McDonald House in Charlottesville becomes the home they never thought they would need. Sitting on a quiet street, just blocks from the University of Virginia Medical Center, it offers families a refuge, a place where they can find comfort, as they face one of life’s most unimaginable challenges: caring for their seriously ill child.
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