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Five Ways to Support Ronald McDonald House

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Giving back is important for all of us to do and as families we can teach our children so many valuable lessons through volunteer work and the act of giving back.   Our families served a meal to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Orange County last week and we are so thrilled to hear from so many of you asking how else you can support.

Here are five easy ways to support the Ronald McDonald House.

Cash Donations

Life goes through busy times, but that does not have to deter your efforts to give back to organizations of your choice.  You can make cash donations to the Orange County Ronald McDonald House through their website or by mailing your donation to:

Orange County Ronald McDonald House
Donor Services
383 South Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868

Fax (714) 516-3697
Attention: Executive Director

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Prepare a Meal for the Families Staying at Ronald McDonald House

This is a great activity to do as a family or with a couple families.  “Feasts from the Heart” allow for the human connection and truly make a difference in more ways than just the food.   Talking with the families when they return from the hospital and showing them that someone is there in their busy day is an incredible feeling.   You can book a meal by calling either 714-639-3600 or 714-516-3664 or emailing [email protected]

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Donate Toys and Food Items

You can also support the Ronald McDonald House by donating toys, household goods and food items.   Here is a full list of items that the house accepts and needs.  We brought in some games and puzzles for siblings to play after they returned from the hospital and left them for the house when we left.  Sometimes the simple things make the biggest difference.

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Adopt a Room

The “Adopt a Room” Partnership was introduced in 2012 and allows individuals, companies, and organizations to be the exclusive room partner on one of the 20 guest rooms at the Orange County Ronald McDonald House at 383 South Batavia Street or in one of the two sleep rooms in the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. The really neat part of this program is that your room sponsors all of the families who sleep in that room throughout the year.  With only 22 rooms available to sponsor, you also get first right of refusal in the following year.

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Collect Pull Tabs

This is a great way to involve the children and “pull” together as a family, organization, street, group, or what have you. Simply collect pop tabs for recycling and turn them in!  Since the program started in 1998, the Orange County Ronald McDonald House has raised over $77,000…from pop tabs!  And you know your efforts are being used properly because 100% of the money earned goes to offset the costs of running the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.   We all know how much it takes to keep our homes running for our families…imagine doing that for twenty families.

We look forward to serving meals for the house again soon.  Please visit their website or let us know if you have any questions…

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2 Comments

  1. Would like to donate pull tabs. I live in Buena Park, 90620 Trying to find where I can drop them off.

    • Hi Cindy, If you go to the link in the article, there is a number you can call. Many schools and centers have pull tab collections so you can drop off there.

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