Ways to Give

We rely on our community to help to serve the families who come through our doors.

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There are ways that everyone can help the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provide temporary housing and services for families who face the challenge of caring for their seriously or chronically ill or injured child. Donations of all types and sizes help pay for the daily expenses of creating a “home-away-from-home” for thousands of families each year.

Donate Online

Make a donation online with a credit card, PayPal, virtual wallet, Venmo, or ACH. Online donations offer an option to make a memorial or tribute donation in honor or memory of a loved one.

Recurring Donations

Partners in Hope is our recurring monthly giving society. Establish an automatic monthly donation in an amount that fits within your budget. Monthly giving provides a steady stream of revenue which helps us focus more time on what matters most: providing services to families with sick children. Learn More/Become a Partner in Hope

Adopt a Room

Our Adopt a Room program is a year-long sponsorship of one of the 50 guest rooms in the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Learn more on our Adopt a Room page.

Vehicle Donation

Have an old vehicle that you don’t know what to do with? You can donate it to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Learn more on our Vehicle Donation page.

Gifts of Stock

Option 1: Use our secure stock donation tool to donate your stock directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. It only takes a few minutes to use, and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

Option 2: If you would prefer to make your donation through your broker, access our transfer information here to notify Ronald McDonald House of Delaware of your generosity, so that we can thank you!

Give From Your IRA

Use our secure IRA donation tool to make it easier than ever to give to Ronald McDonald House of Delaware directly from your IRA, and receive tax benefits. It only takes a few minutes to use, and will auto-complete your paperwork for you.

If you are over 70.5, giving from your IRA can help you to reduce your taxable income — and for those over 72 who must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), an IRA gift is a simple way to fulfill it while supporting families and their critically ill children. For more information, contact Development Manager Ivey Helmick at i.helmick@rmhde.org.

United Way

You may designate donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware by contributing through United Way at your workplace. Please use our designation number: Delaware #0800 or Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey #6368

Provide a Meal

Meal preparation opportunities are for volunteers in groups up to 8 people. Groups are responsible for providing all needed ingredients and planning their menu. Volunteers must be 16 years and older and accompanied by an adult (21 years+) if under age 18. You can also coordinate a catered meal to be delivered to our families. Learn More on our Meals for the House page.


Individual volunteer opportunities are available for adults and students. Learn more on our volunteer page.

Groups and Families

Group volunteer opportunities include activities like meal preparation, yardwork, and cleaning. Learn more on our volunteer page.

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide families with a comfortable and welcoming place to rest and regroup, just steps away from a pediatric unit where their children are receiving treatment. Learn more about Family Room Volunteer Opportunities on our volunteer page.

Volunteer at a Special Event

Our events raise awareness and funding to support our mission. Volunteers help make our events a success! Some tasks our event volunteers help with include set-up/clean-up, registration, parking direction, greeting, and raffle sales.  Contact volunteer@rmhde.org to be notified when special event volunteer needs arise.

Attend one of our fundraising events to support our families!

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Wish List Donations

We rely on generous donations of household supplies from the community in order to maintain our high standards. Donations from this list help us to fulfill our mission and keep families together with loved ones in nearby hospitals. View our Wish List and learn how to donate items.

Planned Giving

You can leave a living legacy and to make sure that the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware continues to support families of ill or injured children. Planned giving typically comes from a donor’s assets, and can be either outright or deferred. Learn more about Planned Giving.

Matching Gifts

It may be possible for you to double the impact of your contributions by submitting for a matching gift from your employer. Over 26 Million people are eligible for their charitable donations to be matched. To find out if you are one of them and to potentially double the impact of your gift, use our matching gift tool.

Host a Fundraiser

Host your own event to benefit RMHDE. Examples include bake sales, dress down days, car washes, and sports outings. To host a fundraiser, complete and send the Third-Party Event Application to Dawn Brooks at d.brooks@rmhde.org.

Coins for Kids

Every penny, nickel, dime, and quarter counts! Collect change from your community, co-workers, customers or student body to make a difference at Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Learn more about participating in Coins for Kids.

Pop Tabs

By collecting and donating aluminum pop tabs, you will help care for families who stay at our House each year. We recycle the aluminum can tabs to generate funds to offset general operating costs.

This is an easy and fun project for schools, clubs, businesses, or other large groups as well as individuals and families. Tabs can be dropped off at our House any day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.