We invite you to delight in the Gift of Light when you drive by 34th and Jackson in Joplin, Missouri, and see our dazzling 22-foot Christmas Tree, lighted house and grounds throughout the holiday season. Share your Gift of Love by clicking “Donate Now” to help keep families close while their ill or injured child is being treated at our local hospitals.
Your Gift of Love
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States believes that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support. Our programs give a family with a sick child what they need most – each other.
Become a Gift of Light, Gift of Love donor today! Your gift will help families with an ill or injured child the gift of togetherness and keep them near the care and resources they need to thrive.
We are a tax exempt, nonprofit organization established as a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible.
Thank You for Surpassing Our $225,000 Goal!
Or send your Gift of Love to:
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
P.O. Box 2688
Joplin, Missouri 64803
The Gleason Family
“We have been so blessed by those around us who give, love and support us well, and we want to do whatever we can to help others experience that kind of love.”
“We didn’t know much about the Ronald McDonald House, and we live in Joplin, so we didn’t think we needed it. It turned out to be the biggest blessing. They welcomed our family with support and comfort, and provided a sense of home while our daughter Gracelynn was in the NICU, and again 3 years later when our son Lennex needed the NICU’s extra care.
“Because Ronald McDonald House offers a home-like atmosphere, during our second stay, Gracelynn was able to get a nightly bath like normal, have breakfast and dinner together with us as normal, and have playtime both indoors and outdoors. Some families may think they can’t bring their younger children – that it will disrupt their life – but being with their parents is that child’s normal.”
The Gleasons are just one of many families who have called Ronald McDonald House their “home away from home” while their seriously ill children were being cared for in the hospital.
Please consider making a Gift of Love this holiday season to help future families in the Four-State Area find comfort, support, and joy at Ronald McDonald House or the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Mercy Hospital Joplin.
Thank you for Keeping Families Close!
Coleman Family Foundation ▪ Fagan Electric, Inc. ▪ The Farber Foundation ▪ Elizabeth Jennings
Allgeier, Martin and Associates, Inc. ▪ Dr. Lance and Sharon Beshore ▪ Steve and Patty Chenault ▪ Harvey and Sharon Dean ▪ First Church of Christ, Scientist ▪ Frank Fletcher Subaru ▪ Jim and Sue Goodknight ▪ David Harris ▪ Barbara Hicklin ▪ Charles Keeter and Annette Thurston ▪ Mercy
Arvest Foundation, Arvest Bank Joplin ▪ Gary and Teresa Brown in memory of Blake Aggus ▪ Vernie and Barbara Broyles ▪ George and Mary Corkle Foundation ▪ Barbara J. Coyle Foundation ▪ Freeman Health System ▪ Gerald R. Jeffers ▪ Sheri and Karl Kinler ▪ Safelite AutoGlass Foundation ▪ Kevin and Rochelle Sheddrick
Steve and Dee Aggus ▪ Harold Berger ▪ Community Bank and Trust, Friday Jean Day ▪ Rick and Mary Davidson ▪ Cheri Dawson ▪ Jim Dawson ▪ Decking Your Halls LLC ▪ John and Tina Gaines ▪ Roger and Kreta Gladden ▪ Denise and Daniel Graves ▪ Mary Greenwood in memory of Dr. Tony Greenwood ▪ Lisa and Craig Hart ▪ H.E. Williams, Inc. ▪ Howard and Virginia Hogan ▪ Pam Hough ▪ Wes and Nancy Irvin ▪ Kim and Carol Mailes ▪ Philip and Amanda Mitchell ▪ Dr. and Mrs. Rahul Oberoi in memory of Elizabeth “Ellie” Ann Camarota ▪ Nancy Rankin ▪ Karen and Tom Rutledge ▪ Phil and Tiffany Slinkard ▪ Judith Smith ▪ Southwest Missouri Bank ▪ Whitwood Family Charitable Fund ▪ Marianne and Dean Wilson ▪ Diane Woolery in memory of Dick and Mary Onley
Gene, Paula, and Austin Baker ▪ Lex E. Blue ▪ Randy and Glenn Brown ▪ Joe Caputo ▪ Carl Junction LEO Club ▪ Commerce Bancshares Foundation Pittsburg, Kansas ▪ Contract Freighters, Inc., TOTS Donation ▪ Joe and Patty Coss ▪ John and Judi Crede ▪ Laurie and Gene Delano ▪ Vicki and Gerry Dennett ▪ Steve and Valerie Doerr ▪ Gary and Suzy Duncan ▪ Dr. Mike and Margie Fitterling ▪ Stan Frankoski ▪ Russell and Wendy Fugate ▪ Don Gould Insurance Agency in memory of Karen Gould ▪ Gary Helton in memory of Loulla Helton ▪ Brian Hilsabeck ▪ Tara and Heath Horinek ▪ Iantha Community Church ▪ Joplin Daybreak Rotary ▪ Dr. Angela Langer-Heltzel ▪ Linda Lindquist ▪ Cary and Veronica Marion ▪ Jon and Susan McCoy ▪ Steve and Linda Meeds ▪ Bill and Robin Mussa ▪ New-Mac Electric ▪ Robin Plumbing ▪ Dr. Benji Rosenberg ▪ Charles Rothschild ▪ Gregory M. Scheurich ▪ Cynthia Schwab ▪ David and Monica Sorrick ▪ Dan and Melanie Stanley in honor of Annette Thurston’s Retirement ▪ The Insurancenter ▪ Sharon Weiss ▪ Dr. Fred & Patty Wheeler
Captolia Arnold ▪ Debra Ballard ▪ Kim Beachner ▪ Elizabeth Beck ▪ Jerry and Patty Black in honor of Alden Buerge, Ron Richard, and Sue Scheurich ▪ Kent and Karolee Blanchard ▪ Beverly Brewer ▪ Caitlyn and Lucas Brunetti ▪ Melba Caldwell ▪ Twyla Caldwell ▪ Robert Campbell ▪ John Chirby ▪ Patricia Cohu in memory of Avis Lankford Rudd ▪ Marjorie Comer ▪ Crestline Christian Church ▪ Andrea Cullers ▪ Anne Curchin ▪ Sheila Damer ▪ Stormy Darch ▪ Dierks Scheurich Holdings, LLC ▪ William and Karen Dierks ▪ DJ Cattle Company ▪ Martha Duke ▪ Andrew Durbin ▪ Jamie Fairbank ▪ Edana Fenske ▪ Jim and Diana Fleischaker in honor of Annette Thurston ▪ Carolyn Gastel ▪ Tressa Gawel ▪ Trey and Emily Gibson ▪ Jim and Christy Graham ▪ Barbara Graue ▪ Sharon and Lindley Hacker ▪ Carol Hogue ▪ Rick and Shirley Hylton ▪ Angelo and Pam Ianello ▪ Ronda and John Ison ▪ Jasper Methodist Church Dorcas Circle ▪ Steve and Sally Junkins ▪ Michael Kersey ▪ Sharna Kelly ▪ Kiwanis Club of Carthage ▪ Judith Koller ▪ Linda Kyger ▪ Sharon Lambert ▪ Laureate Epsilon Omicron – PL. 2993 ▪ Heather Lesmeister ▪ Mandy and Aubrie Lester ▪ D. Letts ▪ Korey and Amber Marrett ▪ Edward and Terry Martin ▪ Michael Mayer in honor of John Mayer and Mark Adkins ▪ Jennifer McClintock ▪ Mercy Auxiliary ▪ Vicki Miller ▪ Joy Morris in memory of Joanne Bauni ▪ New Life Clothing & More ▪ Greg and Mary Parrigon ▪ Jud Paugh ▪ William and Paula Payton ▪ Linda Phipps ▪ Richard and Jacci Pim ▪ Don and Donna Pritchard ▪ Pro 100 Realtors ▪ Charlotte Ray in memory of Jody Ray ▪ Jerri Sargent ▪ Mary Schwartz ▪ Linda and Dan Scorse ▪ Patrick Scott ▪ Kim Shriver ▪ Matthew Smith ▪ Leeta Stevens ▪ Joan Stocker ▪ Surviving Spouses of Joplin ▪ Craig, Amber and Samantha Tankersley ▪ Montie and Candyse Taylor ▪ Nancy and Jack Thomas ▪ Dianna Thompson in honor of Annette Thurston ▪ Tri-State Human Resources Association ▪ United Methodist Women of Nevada ▪ Mr. and Mrs. Wert ▪ Cheryl Williams ▪ Martin Williams ▪ Russell and Sarah Willoughby ▪ Susan and Ed Wuch
We give special thanks to the many individuals and organizations who put in extraordinary time and effort, or offered resources to help make our 22nd Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love Tree Lighting Celebration possible:
The Gleason Family ▪ Paula Giltner ▪ Philip & Amanda Mitchell ▪ Gary & Teresa Brown ▪ Craven Media ▪ Freeman Health System Grounds & Maintenance ▪ Andrew Greenwood ▪ Mary Greenwood ▪ Resonation ▪ Dave Smith as Santa Claus
A Glimpse into our Tree Lighting Event
Oh what fun it was to host our Gift of Light, Gift of Love Tree Lighting Event and Open House at Ronald McDonald House of the Four States on November 11th! Thank you to everyone who joined us in the festivities. Please enjoy a video capturing some of the special moments we shared together and be sure to drive by to see our holiday lights at 34th and Jackson in Joplin.