"The compassion that the Ronald McDonald House has shown us was unbelievable. They opened their arms to us like we were family. A lot of people think blood is what makes you family, they have it wrong. Love is what makes you family."
"I thank the Ronald McDonald House staff for all of their help in this tough time my family and I are facing."
"I love this House because it is a nice place. God bless those good hearts. Estoy contento y feliz por resivir el apollo de esta casa."
"I love the Ronald McDonald House because of the family I have made while being here and actually having people who know what I'm going through."
"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."
"There is comfort in knowing that we have a family here at the Ronald McDonald House who loves, cares, and shows empathy for our family."
"Everyone at the Ronald McDonald House is in good spirits and are very welcoming. All of the families are thankful which makes my internship so meaningful."
"The house made us feel as if we were not alone"
Ronald McDonald House Charities Columbia, SC recognizes that you are the next generation of supporters for the families and children we serve and we truly value your interest in getting involved!
Collect Wish List Items!
Keeping a House stocked with necessary supplies while 16 families are staying in it is no easy feat! We are always in need of supplies such as paper towels, individual snack items, paper products, plastic serving utensils, cleaning supplies, fresh produce and more!
Collect Pop Tabs!
The power of individuals performing small acts of charity is amazing! Collect the aluminum tabs off your beverage cans or soup cans and donate them to us so we can recycle them in exchange for money! All proceeds from this program benefit our mission!
Have a Celebration for RMHC!
For your next special occasion, consider asking your friends and family to make a donation to RMHC Columbia, SC. Some ideas include monetary donations, Wish List items, or toys. (New items only , please!)
Host Your Own Fundraiser!
If you don't see an event we are already planning that suits your interests, consider planning your own event. Past fundraisers have included bake sales, lemonade stand sales, golf tournaments and much more!
Make Greeting Cards!
Every time a family checks in at the Ronald McDonald House, they receive a welcome bag. This bag usually includes toiletries, tissues, a pen and pad and other small items. We also love to include greeting cards with words of encouragement. These remind our guest families that someone is thinking of them and wishing them the best. (Please refrain from including religious messages due to the diversity of those we serve.)
Make Goody Bags!
For most holidays, as well as other times throughout the year, we deliver goodies to our families staying in the house and the patients of Prisma Health Children's Hospital through our Ronald McDonald Family Room. We encourage goody bags, with small items such as individually wrapped candy & snacks, play-doh, bubbles, coloring books, crayons and other small items are great!