Your gift to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States will help give families with sick kids 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). Donations are tax deductible.

Ways to Support RMHC of the Four States

Donate Now- Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States relies on the generosity of donors to help us provide the services of our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room to families with seriously ill children being treated at our local hospitals.


Sponsor a Family - The last thing we want our families to worry about is whether they can afford to stay together. Families are asked to contribute $10 per night but if that is not possible then their stay is sponsored. Consider sponsoring a night, a week or a month. For more information on how you can sponsor a family, contact the RMH Program Manager at 417-624-2273 or

Leave A Legacy - For just $100 you can leave a lasting legacy of caring with this generous gift. The brick you purchase will be inscribed with the inscription of your choice and permanently placed in the garden patio of the "House That Love Build."


Planned Giving - Remember Ronald McDonald House of the Four States with a Charitable Bequest in your will or as a beneficiary on a retirement plan or life insurance. Many of our supporters choose to support our future through planned gifts. Unlike cash donations, planned gifts are typically made from assets in your estate rather than from disposable income, and may come to fruition after your lifetime. Even people of modest means can make a difference in the lives of children by planning a gift. Contact Annette Thurston, Executive Director at 417-624-2273 or to discuss your planned giving arrangements.

Volunteer - Give your time and talents to help our families.

  • Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
  • Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Mercy Hospital
  • Prepare a Meal for families staying at Ronald McDonald House

Donation Boxes - Your small change can add up to BIG change. Drop your spare change in a donation box at a participating McDonald’s restaurant. Little by little it adds up and can mean a lot. In 2017, more than $48,000 was raised from small change donations in the donation boxes.

Aluminum Tabs - Why Pull for Aluminum Tabs?

  • An easy way for people of all ages to support RMH and raise funds to help children and their families at the same time.
  • A great way to teach children about philanthropy and the importance of recycling.
  • More hygienic and easier to store than collecting the entire aluminum can

Since 1997, our recycling program has raised more than $35,000. The money raised from recycling goes to assist with lodging costs.

You can drop your tabs off at Ronald McDonald House of the Four States located at 3402 S Jackson, Joplin, MO 64804


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