On any given night, up to 24 families of seriously-ill children are staying at Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald Houses. The Ronald McDonald House near Cox South Hospital has 14 bedrooms and has been welcoming families for nearly 33 years; and the 10-bedroom Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Kids has been helping families for 8 years. In a typical year, more than 800 families found a “home-away-from-home”, hope and comfort at Springfield’s Ronald McDonald Houses, including those receiving daytime-only accommodations. Thanks to the generosity of the Ozarks, our families receive home-cooked meals through the organization’s Family Dinner Program, laundry facilities, transportation to hospitals, and support from volunteers and staff who truly care. The most needed and appreciated benefit is shared between families as they encourage one another and share a true understanding of having an ill or injured child.
Thank you, Tiffany!
Thank you, Tiffany Boggs, for your donation and helping us keep families close. We appreciate you sharing your story on social media, and we are so happy you were able to utilize the House when Judah was born!
Thank you, Chip & Teresa!
A special thank you to Chip & Teresa McGeehan for your generosity and underwriting both our new porch awning and air conditioning unit at the Cox House!
Our donors are so generous!
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are well on our way to underwriting the needs of our Ronald McDonald Houses! In addition to Chip & Teresa's gift underwriting our awning and air conditioning unit, The Ellis Family has underwritten all 4 needed washers & dryers at our Cox House and the Driscoll Family has underwritten the coffee & end table set for our Mercy House! 2 sets of lamps, as well as family dinners and welcome bags have also been underwritten! We are so grateful to our generous donors!
This makes us "light" up!
We're more than halfway to fulfilling the 9 sets of guest room lamps needed for our Ronald McDonald Houses!!!
Thank you David & Deborah!
Special thank you to David Peck for underwriting the Grab & Go refrigerator for our Cox House as well as Deborah Osredker for underwriting the rest of the guest room lamps! We are so thankful for you!
Thank you to our supporters!
A special thank you to all of our generous supporters on #GiveOzarks Day. Because of our donor support, we were able to raise nearly $15,400 underwriting the cost of:
8 Welcome Bags for our Ronald McDonald House Families
2 Meals Shared
18 Guest Room Lamps
1 Grab & Go Refrigerator for our families at the House near Cox South
1 Coffee & End Table Set for our House at Mercy Kids
2 Washers & 2 Dryers for our House near Cox South
A New Porch Awning for the House near Cox South
A New Air Conditioning Unit for the House near Cox South
Plus nearly $2,000 in general donations for our House programs
These underwritten items and donations will make our families more comfortable during their stay as they care for their hospitalized children. Thank you to all who contributed making #GiveOzarks Day a great success for Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald House programs. We appreciate you!!!