You can help families with sick or injured children being treated in Tucson hospitals.

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, or drive our Shuttle. Make a donation or view our Wish List. Cook a meal as "Chef for a Day" or join the Red Shoe Society. Explore the options below to determine what fits you the best.

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The RMHC of Southern Arizona qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, where you can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your State tax returns. This year the maximum amounts have increased to $800 for married couples filing jointly and $400 for those filing as single.

This credit can be taken in addition to school and foster care credits, and you can also make monthly donations that can be spread out over an entire year.

If you are interested in a planned gift, donating appreciated securities, automobile donations, matching gifts, and more, click on “Other Ways to Give”.

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Keeping our families healthy is our first priority. Due to the current community spread of COVID-19, the House Volunteer program will remain closed to new applicants until at least March 1, 2022. We will re-open applications once our plans to reopen are finalized.

All applicants must be at least 16 and fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

House volunteers are front-and-center in providing support for families needing to stay close to the hospital overnight. Duties include keeping the house clean and organized, but also responding to our guests when called upon. Because this is an important and sensitive responsibility, all prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet with the program manager for a House tour.

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Keeping our families healthy is our first priority. Due to the current community spread of COVID-19, the Ronald McDonald Family Room will remain closed until at least March 1, 2022. We will re-open applications once our plans to reopen are finalized.

All applicants must be at least 18 and fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Family Room, located on the 4th floor in Banner Children’s-Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is a chance to support families inside the hospital. This room serves all pediatric inpatient families at BCDCMC. A special space near the neonatal intensive care unit, the room provides a much-needed respite for families while staying close to their child.

The volunteer’s role is crucial to maintaining the friendly, caring atmosphere of the Family Room, while upholding all Family Room and hospital policies. Given the highly sensitive environment, all prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet additional hospital volunteer criteria.

For more information contact Christine LaBoy at Claboy@rmhctucson.org

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Members of the Red Shoe Society are leaders in the Tucson and Southern Arizona communities, making a difference in the lives of families with seriously ill children. Together they create opportunities to develop professionally and network with other community leaders, all while volunteering and raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona.


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In order to keep our guest children and their families as safe as possible, we are temporarily suspending the Chef for a Day program through the end of February 2022, at which time we will reassess community spread. At this time, there is no change for volunteers groups beginning in March 2022. If you would like to help provide a meal during this time, the best way to do so is to make a donation here on our website.

Once we are able to return, our families will very much appreciate some home cooked meals.

If you have questions about the Chef for a Day program, please email Christine LaBoy at claboy@rmhctucson.org.

We have modified our guidelines to continue to protect the health and well-being of the children and families we serve.

Participation Requirements:


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Thank you for your interest in donating supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities! We are temporarily reducing the number of visitors to the House for the health and safety of our families through February 2022.

Until then, we can only accept in-person donations of the following items:

• KN95s (adult & youth)
• At home COVID tests
• Gift cards (fast food, restaurants, grocery, retail, gas stations, Uber Eats/DoorDash)

We appreciate your support and kindly ask that you hold on to other in-kind donations (including pop tabs) until we can safely accept them.

Every time you shop at Amazon, begin by navigating to smile.amazon.com and .5% of your eligible purchase will be donated to RMHC of Southern Arizona. It’s easy to get set up, and every little bit adds up.


You can find more details on the About Amazon Smile page.

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We will be happy to welcome everyone back to the Ronald McDonald House as soon as we are able to open our doors to the public. Until then, you may drop off your pop tabs into the large “Collection House” at our front door.

If you are a member of an organization or representative of a school, we kindly ask that you hold on to pop tabs until we can safely weigh and record your donation. Remember to check your email for updates about the program.

Please contact Catherine Jones at 520-326-0060 x7110 with any questions.

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Because we rely on our community to help us raise money to support our mission, one of the ways to help is to organize a community fundraiser. If you or your organization would like to organize a fundraiser to benefit the families and children who stay at the Ronald McDonald House, please click on this welcome letter to get more details.

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One example of an ongoing community fundraiser is our partnership with Realty Executives Tucson Elite.

Learn more about Agents for Change