Give the gift of family

​​Make a donation to RMHC of Greater Charlotte.
The presence of family is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte allows families to remain as close as possible to their children at the most critical times. Help keep families close to their children when they need it most by giving the gift of togetherness.

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple the impact of your gift. Please contact Lila Grimes if your company matches gifts, and we will provide you with the next steps on how to get your gift matched.

Our families and their children thank you!
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Ways to Give

Red Shoe Society – Individuals

The Red Shoe Society recognizes individual donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte. These generous individuals have an extraordinary impact on hundreds of families each year and are integral to our ability to provide a comfortable “home-away-from-home”.

Learn more here.

Corporate Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte provides families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable, and caring “home-away-from-home”. We rely on our community and corporate partners to help us fulfill our mission of keeping families close.  There are several opportunities to get involved with RMHC of GC.  Whether that is participating in a House Takeover or sponsoring one of our amazing events, we invite you to explore these opportunities below and more.

For more information, please contact Darrell McGill.

  • Attend an event. 
  • Purchase items from the Wish List. 
  • Get involved as a Big Max.
  • Cook a meal at the House. 
  • Donate to provide nights for guest families. 
  • Become a sponsor for one of our fundraising events.
Big Max – Corporate

The Big Max was created to recognize Corporate Partners who contribute at least $5,000 annually through corporate gifts, sponsorships, or in-kind donations. Partners play a key role in helping keep families together during their sick child’s time of need and we thank our corporate partners for their generous support.

Bix Max Banner

In addition to our standard partner benefits, Big Max benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Big Max
  • Exclusive RMHC of GC Big Max swag 
  • Exclusive invitations to networking events and other social events
  • Personalized behind-the-scenes tours of RMHC of GC programs
  • Exclusive pre-sale access to tickets for RMHC of GC events
  • Big Max partner signage for your office/company lobby. 

For more information, contact Darrell McGill

Adopt-A-Room

Imagine everything it takes to run your own home. Now multiply that by 28. Our incredible 35,000 square-foot House hosts 28 family rooms and is so much more than just a place to sleep at night. It’s a meal shared with another family in our dining room. It’s the warmth of a cozy couch in the living room while you catch up on the news. It’s the peace of mind of having a place to do laundry.  We are equipped with all of the things that our families need to take care of themselves, so they can focus on the care of their children.

To operate the Ronald McDonald House, it costs approximately $130/night per room. Families who stay at the House are encouraged to make a $15 night donation, but families are never turned away if they cannot contribute. With mounting medical bills and travel costs, only about 30% of our families are able to pay even this modest amount for their stay at the House.

Learn more here.

Wish List Donations

It takes so many supplies to run our 28-bedroom, 35,000 square-foot House, Family Room at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, and our Happy Wheels carts! Help ensure that we have everything we need to provide our families by donating some items from our wish lists.

The items below can be dropped off or mailed to the House (1613 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28207). Gift cards to retail stores are always a wonderful way to help us purchase immediate needs for the House. Local restaurant gift cards help us provide dinner for our families.

  • Juice Boxes
  • Heavy Duty Plastic Silverware
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Adult Activity/Puzzle/Coloring Books
  • Copy Paper
  • 39 Gallon Contractor Trash Bags
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Free & Clear Laundry Pods
  • ​Air Freshener & Disinfectant Spray
  • Individual Kleenex Packs
  • Visa Gift Cards
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards (Walmart, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Amazon, Target) 
  • Restaurant Gift Cards (Suggestions near the House: Jason’s Deli, Dilworth Grille, Chipotle, Domino’s, Viva Chicken, Panda Express, Papa John’s, Jersey Mike’s, Moe’s, Showmars, Subway)
Pop Tab Collections

You see them every time you open up a soft drink or soup, sometimes even when you feed your pet. Those tiny little tabs are easy to overlook, but they can make a BIG impact on the families of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte!

Though small, tabs are clean and easy to collect – and they add up fast. RMHC of GC takes tabs to our recycling partner, United Scrap Metal, and exchange the tabs for money for our guest family fund! Although it costs RMHC of GC approximately $130 a night to shelter a family in medical crisis, families are invited to make only a small financial donation, but many cannot afford to contribute anything at all. The money from pop tabs helps to ensure that we are able to accommodate every guest, regardless of their ability to pay.

MILLION TAB CHALLENGE 

RMHC of Greater Charlotte encourages schools, organizations, businesses, and small groups to take on the “Million Tab Challenge” to support guest families.  It takes approximately 1,000 tabs to make one pound – why not try to collect 1,000 pounds? Anyone and everyone can join the Million Tab Challenge, all you have to do is start collecting and drop off tabs. 

Learn more here.

Matching Gifts

Your Chance to Increase Your Donation with a Matching Gift


Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? By simply completing a matching gift form (online or paper), you may be able to double, or even triple the impact of your gift. Please let us know if your company matches gifts, and we will provide you with the next steps on how to get your gift matched. Contact Lila Grimes with questions.

Legacy Planning

Legacy Planning


An ever-lasting legacy continues spreading love long after one leaves this earth. You can reach out and help tomorrow’s families find love, hope, and respite with a bequest in your Will or Estate Plan for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte. A RMHC of Greater Charlotte representative can help you and your financial advisors develop a planned gift to meet your philanthropic and financial goals. Consider the following options:

  • Charitable Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement or Pension Plans
  • Real Estate
  • Gift to Endowment

RMHC of Greater Charlotte can help you plan your legacy. Review our Giving Guide or contact Kristin Young directly for personal service. 

Round-Up for RMHC

When you visit a local McDonald’s restaurant, you can help support families with sick and injured children by asking to Round-Up for RMHC when you place your order on the kiosk or with a crew member at the counter or drive-thru. It’s that easy! Asking to round up your total to the nearest dollar may not seem like much, but those amounts add up to big moments for our families. Check out this video to see more about the power of rounding up!


Thank You!

Thank you to our Corporate, Foundation, and Individual Donors!

Your contributions support the RMHC of Greater Charlotte mission of keeping families close by providing the comforts of home through our family programing – Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room at Caroline’s Corner and Happy Wheels: Hospitality Carts. ​