In addition to providing monetary support or volunteering at the House or Family Room, there are many other ways to get involved.
Below are just a few ways you can make a difference! Please contact us if you would like more information on any of the following:
Collect items from our Wish List.
Choose from our printable Wish List above with general, everyday needs, or check out our Target Wish List for specifics! If you choose the Target list, you can either purchase an item online and have your gift shipped directly to us, or pick it up at a store near you, deliver it to our House, and take a tour!
Collect Pop Tabs.
The power of individuals performing small acts of charity is amazing! Simply collect aluminum can tabs and deliver them to our House. We will then recycle the tabs in exchange for money. Click here for a printable version of our pop tab flyer and display it next to your designated container!
Host a Third Party Fundraiser.
We truly appreciate the willingness of the community to host fundraising events to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC. In order to monitor these activities, we request that anyone interested in raising funds please complete the Fundraising Event Proposal form and submit it to Karen Marinelli, Executive Director, for review.
Offer your professional skills and services.
Perhaps you are a hair stylest, and want to do a makeover session for our families! Or maybe your expertise is in home repair, or computers. Whatever your talents, give us a call and we can discuss how your services can best support our organization!
Purchase our Car Magnet for your vehicle. The cost for 1 magnet is $3 or you can purchase 2 magnets for $5. Simply contact our administrative office or visit our House or Family Room. All proceeds benefit RMHC of Columbia, SC and by displaying this on your vehicle you will help us raise support and awareness for the families and children we serve! Click here to view the magnet. Note: Actual size is approx. 3.5 in. x 5 in.
Shop at Island Time Originals.
With the purchase of every 'Just Add Water' visor through the company's Web site, $3 will be donated to RMHC of Columbia, SC.
Sponsor a 'Coffee Hour' event.
Coffee Hour is a twice-weekly event at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, where we provide pastries, fruit and coffee for families of Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. Donations of cream cheese, flavored creamers, pastries and fresh fruit are always welcome and are so important to helping us keep this program going!
Volunteer with your certified therapy dog.
Our Pet Therapy program is held at the Ronald McDonald Family Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Handlers must complete necessary paperwork, TB testing and attend a hospital orientation. Therapy dogs must have an updated certificate from an established therapy dog program, such as Delta Society or Therapy Dogs Incorporated.