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We believe in supporting families around the world and helping them access the medical care and resources they need.

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Donations at specified amounts are designated. You may give any amount you can and you may designate that your gift goes to a program or local U.S. Chapter. Monthly donations are encouraged. With your big heart and a little planning, you can help us bring hope and help to sick children and their families for years to come. The power to strengthen and keep families together is in your hands.

  • Legacy Planning: RMHC has helped millions of families with sick children find comfort and support when they need it most. We provide stability and vital resources to families through programs focused on family-centered care. With your big heart and a little planning, you can help us bring hope and help to sick children and their families for years to come. The power to strengthen and keep families together is in your hands.
  • IRA Charitable Rollover: Make a difference today and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support RMHC through your IRA.
  • Bequests and Wills: Interested in helping RMHC strengthen families by keeping them together, but overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue to support children for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. By including a bequest to RMHC in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we will be here to provide future generations of families with the stability and resources they need to help a sick child.
  • Beneficiary Designations: Passionate about supporting RMHC to create, find and support programs that directly improve the well-being of children, even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible, it’s easy to do with a beneficiary designation. Just name RMHC as a beneficiary to receive assets such as retirement plans and life insurance policies after you’re gone. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will – which makes this approach an easy way to give. Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible – you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.
  • Trusts: Looking for ways to give RMHC a significant gift? If you have built up a sizeable estate, you may want to check out the advantages of setting up a charitable trust. There are several types of trusts—the options allow you to tailor your gift to meet your personal, charitable and financial goals.
  • Memorials and Tribute Gifts: If you have a loved one who has been impacted by RMHC, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting the work of strengthening children and their families. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and make a difference in the lives of children.
  • Donor Advised Funds: Are you looking for an easy, cost-effective way to support RMHC and other causes you love? A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, may be the right choice for you. Here’s how it works. You transfer cash or other assets to a tax-exempt sponsoring organization such as a public foundation. You can then recommend – but not direct – how much and how often money is granted to RMHC or other charities – sometimes as easily as using a Web portal. And you avoid the cost and complexities of managing a private foundation.
  • Closely Held Stock: If you hold stock in a closely held business, you may be able to use that stock as a powerful way to support our future.
  •  Kim Hill Legacy Circle: Do you want to help ensure that families and children continue receiving the care and support they need? If so, we hope you will consider joining the Kim Hill Legacy Circle by including RMHC in your will or other estate plans.
  • Corporate Partnerships: Whether it’s through generous financial contributions, mission-critical product donations, cause-marketing campaigns or volunteering our corporate partners are a vital part of RMHC. As our partner, you help us deliver comfort and care to children and their families. Our innovative team works to create best-in-class partnerships by creating tailored collaborations that meet the individual goals of each corporate donor. Together, we can create global awareness, build trust and loyalty among consumers, and provide unique opportunities to engage employees.

Volunteer: Volunteers make the difference in the lives of the children and families served by each of our Chapters — by cooking, greeting, listening, cleaning, or simply being there and helping out in any way they can. Volunteers are the heartbeat of RMHC, helping to offset costs and allowing the Charity to direct more donations to services supporting children and their families. On behalf of the millions of children and their families we help each year, thank you for your interest!

We invite you to search volunteer opportunities below:

  • Host a Fundraiser: For a sick child, sometimes the best medicine is just having family nearby. RMHC helps achieve this by keeping families together. But we can’t do it alone. You can help, too, by creating your very own fundraiser. Juggle, swim, dance, or create something totally new. Whatever you LOVE to do can help raise funds.
  • Give at McDonald’s: Give to RMHC each time you visit McDonald’s. A few cents added to an order or a coin dropped in a box might not feel like much. But when millions of McDonald’s customers give at thousands of restaurants around the world, those coins add up to help hundreds of thousands of families with hospitalized children. In 2019, over $27 million US dollars in small change was donated by McDonald’s customers alone.
  • Fulfill a Wishlist: Toy & Food Programs – Our Chapters host thousands of families each year and strive to make sure each family has access to plenty of toys, books and games for relaxing family time. Also, after long days at hospitals, we depend on the help of the community to make sure our families are well nourished.
  • Team RMHC: By committing to run with Team RMHC, you become part of an incredible support team for families with ill or injured children during some of the most challenging moments of their lives.

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