Volunteer

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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MONETARY DONATIONSTAX CREDIT INFORMATION

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”.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
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Please note: At this time, out of an abundance of precaution for the guest families of the Ronald McDonald House, the House Volunteer program is temporarily suspended.
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.

Drivers

Our volunteer drivers transport families to and from local hospitals Monday – Friday, with morning & afternoon shifts at 3-hour increments each. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet with the program manager. In addition, all applicants must be over the age of 25, have a valid and current Arizona driver’s license, have current proof of automobile insurance, submit to a Department of Motor Vehicle driving record review and a background check.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONVOLUNTEER CHECK-IN

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Please note: At this time, in consultation with Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, the Family Room is temporarily closed and the Family Room Volunteer program is temporarily suspended

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

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONVOLUNTEER CHECK-IN

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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.

MORE INFORMATION & EVENT SCHEDULEJOIN THE RED SHOE SOCIETYRSVP FOR EVENTS

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At this time, we are modifying the Chef for a Day program. If you wish to provide meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, we ask that you donate gift cards to restaurants for our families to use. Gift cards of any amounts are appreciated. You can mail gift cards to our address or drop them off at the House. No visitors will be allowed into the Ronald McDonald House itself, but the manager on duty will help you to accept your donation. If you have questions, you can reach the house at 520-326-0060.

Thank you for providing meals for our families so they can focus on their children.

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Thank you for your interest in donating supplies to Ronald McDonald House Charities. As of March 13, 2020, we are only accepting certain items, for the health and safety of our guests. Please download the Wish List – Special Spring 2020 Edition to learn what we are and aren’t able to accept at this time. You can also help us plan for the re-opening of our newly remodeled kitchen by donating items from the Kitchen Wish List.

WISH LIST - SPECIAL SPRING 2020 EDITION (PDF/146kb)Visit our Kitchen WishList on Amazon

 

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.

GET STARTED WITH AMAZON SMILE

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

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Please note: Until further notice, pop tab donations are not being accepted at the Ronald McDonald House. We still appreciate you collecting pop tabs on our behalf and will notify you when we are again able to accept donations.

The Pop Tab Pandemonium school contest has also been extended through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Keep collecting!

What is Pop Tab Pandemonium   Thanks A Million Club   

 Collection Canister Labels    Making a Difference Workbook

SCHOOL REGISTRATION ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION THANKS A MILLION CLUB HALL OF FAME
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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