RMHC Southern Arizona Response to COVID-19

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Families come to the Ronald McDonald House in times of uncertainty. So at times like this where we all feel a bit uncertain, the Ronald McDonald House is prepared to help.

You’ve most likely read that the communities most susceptible to the current COVID-19 outbreak are the elderly and medically compromised, and that certainly includes the families we care for at the Ronald McDonald House. In fact, some of you have already called or written asking how you can help.

First of all, thank you for thinking about these children and their families.

Secondly, I want to assure you that we are taking every available precaution to ensure that the families, volunteers and staff at the Ronald McDonald House remain safe. We have revisited the policies and procedures that keep our facilities sanitary and secure every day, and have increased every effort to be doubly sure.

Our volunteer programs are on hold for the moment, as are certain programs like Pop Tab Pandemonium. The Ronald McDonald House is closed to all visitors except for guest families and essential staff members. If you are signed up to bring a Chef for a Day meal or would like to donate Wish List items, we still welcome you to do so, but ask that you follow the signage listed at the front gate of the Ronald McDonald House. Of course, please use precaution, and if you are experiencing a cough, fever, sore throat or any other form of illness please call to postpone your meal.

Lastly, if you wish to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, the best way to do so right now is to make your tax credit gift before April 15. Tax credit-eligible gifts provide unrestricted revenue and allow us to be flexible in our spending and nimble in our decision-making. You can make your donation by visiting our website.


Kate Maguire Jensen
President & CEO


Update: Friday, March 20, 2020