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Important COVID-19 Update – All-in-Day postponed; Meals Program suspended

3/30/2020 RMHC Central Illinois

Important COVID-19 Update from Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Illinois

All-In Day has been postponed due to COVID-19, and further information will be coming so check back regularly for updates.

Please help us by providing monetary donations to purchase meals for our families and items from our wish lists.

Give now to keep families close!

Give now to keep families close!

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, our mission is essential and the guiding force behind our efforts as a charity. With the current state of emergency in our country due to COVID-19, we are also responding at the chapter level to ensure the health and safety of the sick children and families we serve. We also wish to protect the hundreds of volunteers who assist our families through their service along with our staff. In order to do so, actions we are taking include:

  • Suspension of our Meals from the Heart program. This is a decision with great impact as we rely heavily on volunteers to prepare meals for our families.  We ask groups, individuals and organizations to kindly consider providing gift cards or monetary donations to support this program while it is suspended. Please visit our donation page to help us continue to provide meals.
  • Tours, other volunteer groups performing service, and community events at our House have been suspended.
  • Some of our staff will be working remotely. Our house program staff will still be providing coverage 24/7 as usual. For questions about our Springfield House, call 217-528-3314 and our Peoria House, call 309-401-2525.

How can you help us at this time? Please visit our wish lists online and assist us through purchases or donations made from the comfort of home.

Like you and many others, we are also in need of hand sanitizer and wipes.

We appreciate your continued support as we all navigate these trying times, remembering the sick children and families served by our charity.

Thank you so much!

Kelly Thompson 
Chief Executive Officer