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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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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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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We are so happy to welcome our volunteer chefs back to the Ronald McDonald House, and our families will 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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When families leave the Ronald McDonald House, they’re often heading home to an empty fridge.

Making a grocery list or preparing dinner is the last thing on a parent’s mind. That’s why we’ve launched our new House to Home program which provides homeward-bound families with everything they need to settle in, including oven-ready frozen casseroles.

You can help us by assembling casseroles in our Ronald McDonald House kitchen. It’s a great way to involve your team or family in a quick mid-day volunteer project. You bring the ingredients; we have all the kitchen tools and appliances you might need!

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Thank you for your interest in donating supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities! Please download the Wish List to learn what we are able to accept at this time.

Updated June 1, 2022

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

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The combined 2019-2022 Pop Tab Challenge is coming to a long-overdue close on April 22, 2022. (That’s Earth Day!)

Pop tabs can be dropped off and weighed at the Ronald McDonald House any day of the week (including weekends!) from 9am to 6pm. When you arrive, ring the bell at the front gate and let us know you’re here for the Pop Tab Challenge. A member of our team will come meet you in the courtyard to weigh your tabs, log them into your donation page in our binder and give you an acknowledgement letter to share with your group.

Please note: there may be differences in documented weights for the 2019-2022 Pop Tab Challenge due to the hurdles of weighing tabs during COVID-19 lockdowns. We apologize for any inconsistencies and thank you for your understanding and support.

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

Keep collecting – the 2022-2023 Pop Tab Challenge will start fresh at the beginning of the school year.

 Collection Canister Labels


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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.

Welcome Letter

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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