Donate Now to support families

Your financial or in-kind donation will go to work immediately

Your financial donation provides immediate support   

Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve provided three meals a day at all five of our locations without the assistance of our full volunteer force. Your gift will directly support families. 

  • $50 will cover the cost of a nutritious lunch for approximately 10 family members
  • $100 will fill our grab and go refrigerators with healthy food families can access 24/7
  • $250 will cover the cost of dinner at the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms inside Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare or Children’s, St. Paul or at our newest site, RMH Northland in Duluth.
  • $500 to will cover the cost of dinner at RMH-Oak Street or the RMH inside Children’s, Minneapolis. In addition, 2-4 vaccinated volunteers are invited to serve.
  • Donating any amount will directly support our expanded meal program. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated!

Also, double or triple your donation by checking to see if your employer participates in our matching gift program.

Wish List of In-Kind Donations

We gratefully accept new, unused and unexpired items for use by the families who stay with us. Take a moment and review our Amazon Smile Wish List to see our current needs. You can ship directly to our administrative office.

Amazon Smile Wish List     RMH–Northland Wish List

Wish List donations may also be dropped off 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday at our administrative offices.

NOTE: Your cash donation will go to immediate use helping families with seriously-ill children and allows us to purchase the most urgently needed items on our wish list.

Family-focused items we can always use:

  • Cash Donations
  • Gift Cards
  • AA Batteries
  • Foaming Hand Soap
  • Heavy Duty 10” Paper Plates
  • 20 oz. Paper Bowls
  • Hot to-go Cups with Lids
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Liquid Dishwasher Soap
  • Juice Boxes
  • Shelf-stable Individual Meals
  • Fruit Cups
  • Beef/Turkey Sticks
  • Pop Tarts
  • Individual-sized Bags of Nuts
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Soft Fruit Snacks
  • Chewy Granola Bars

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Heart of Gold Legacy Giving Program

Planned giving honors the wishes the donor and also provides vital funding to the organization and cause. There are many ways for you to ensure that your legacy of caring for others, as well as your support of RMHC-UM, continues for years into the future.

We encourage you to discuss these options with your financial advisor.

Make a lasting contribution in your will

Qualified Pension Plans
Name RMHC-UM as a beneficiary in your retirement plan

Life Insurance
Name RMHC-UM as owner and/or beneficiary

Life Income Opportunities
Annuities and trusts can provide lifetime income and also benefit RMHC-UM

Retained Life Estates and Other Real Estate Options
Live in your home for the remainder of your life, and then have it benefit RMHC-UM

Stock/Appreciated Securities
Receive significant tax advantages.

Stock/Securities Transfer
Please contact Kevin Lyne, Chief Financial Officer for assistance. 612.767.2782 or email

We would appreciate knowing if you intend to make a planned gift to RMHC-UM. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept confidential.
Please download our Letter of Intent, complete and mail to:

Amy Ament
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
818 Fulton Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact Information
For more information about planned giving options, please contact Amy Ament
612.767.2786 | email

Does your company match?

Your employer may double or even triple your gift

Many employers sponsor programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from pouses and retirees may also qualify for a match.

Search below to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program.

Donate your vehicle

It's fast, free, easy, tax-deductible and so appreciated

Donate your used car, truck, motorcycle, RV or trailer and the funds from its sale will support Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest.

Donate your vehicle

Pop Tab Collecting

Saving pop tabs is easy and fun!

Collecting pop tabs makes a big difference – in fact, since its founding, the Pop Tab program has raised more than $800,000 for our chapter!

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Community Fundraising

Support the House in your own backyard

Planning and hosting a fundraiser allows you to do something you enjoy while you have a positive impact on families. Use the strength of your own community to help more families at the House that Love Built!

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Volunteer at the House

Volunteers are the heart of RMHC-UM

We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities as well as one-time jobs and recurring assignments. We invite you to find the opportunity that fits you best.

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