Ronald McDonald House

NOVEMBER 30th | 10:00 AM CST, 11:00 AM EST



Support families of seriously ill children staying at RMHC

About the cause: The story of Ronald McDonald House Charities began in the 1970s when Dr. Audrey Evans was working as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Seeing the families of children who were receiving life-saving treatment spend night after night in the hospital, she envisioned a house where families could stay during these difficult times.

Around the same time, Kim, the daughter of the Philadelphia Eagles player Fred Hill, was receiving treatment for leukemia at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the team was raising funds in her support. Jimmy Murray, the General Manager of the team, approached St. Christopher’s about making a donation.

Dr. Evans worked with The Eagles to champion this cause and coordinated with Eagle’s advertiser, McDonald’s, about using the funds from Shamrock Shakes to help establish the new house. McDonald’s agreed, and on October 15, 1974, RMHC was born. The support of generous donors enabled the RMHC to grow from an idea to the model for hundreds of Ronald McDonald Houses around the world.

About the event: This event will take place in-office at the Chicago and Indianapolis branches! WeHero will lead a live virtual event- We will learn about the RMHC, then build packs full of needed supplies to support families living in the House. You’ll be adding your own touch and message to each pack you create, drawing fun pictures on the bags, and leaving letters of encouragement, so the recipient family knows they have someone cheering for them!

Join us for this event and be part of the movement!



Providing comfort and hope to families with seriously ill children

Every year, thousands of children and families travel to receive care at one of Chicago’s world-renowned hospitals. Through our Ronald McDonald House® and Family Room® programs, we have been by their side since 1977, providing a caring and compassionate environment where families can rest and find support while remaining close to their hospitalized child.

In addition, our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program, in partnership with Advocate Children’s Hospital, provides medical care to children in under-served areas throughout the Chicago area.

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Funding projects that reduce carbon footprints

CarbonHero was created to make living a net-zero life easy and accessible for all!

Our mission has always been to remove the friction for companies and individuals so they can give back to worthwhile causes without any hassle. We immediately recognized the need for a solution that easily calculated our carbon footprint and allowed us to offset it on an ongoing basis.

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Be a Waste Warrior

We build our volunteer events to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Whether it is offsetting the carbon emissions of the shipping process, using recycled cardboard for the boxes, or relying on algae-based dyes, we’ve made conscious steps to ensure we’re doing right for our world.

However, it’s impossible for us to completely eliminate waste products from the experience. To ensure we limit the impact of these materials, we ask that all participants properly recycle and dispose of the materials they receive.

Recycling is hard so we made this resource list to make it easier!

Recycling Resources

  • State by State Recycling Guidelines

    Want to find local recycling locations? Visit BeRecycled to find your local recycling options. If you’re looking for additional information about your state and local recycling regulations, use this page to get quick access to your state’s information!

  • Use Recycle Nation

    RecycleNation is the easiest and fastest way to find locations to recycle around the country. You can enter the exact items you wish to recycle and your zip code and it will show you drop-off locations!

    They also have an app you can download for your smartphone!

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