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You may choose from a range of options to donate:

Gifts of Cash

Making a gift of cash by check or credit card is often the most convenient way to give to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. These gifts may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. Contact or call 612-331-5752 to learn more.

Join a Monthly Gift Program

Becoming a monthly donor is easy and convenient. You can spread out your gift and provide an important source of stability for our program, while reducing your mail.

Your regular contributions can be automatically debited from your bank account or credit card, or we can provide you with envelopes to mail your gift. You may adjust your giving level or cancel your commitment at any time with a single phone call. Contact Emily at 612-331-5752 to learn more.

Send a Tribute

Through our online Tribute Card Program, you can send personal greetings to a friend or member of the family while lending support to families who rely on the services of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. Use the Tribute Card Program to extend get well wishes, express your sympathy at the loss of a loved one or recognize a special occasion.

To send a tribute while supporting our families, click here. We kindly request a $10 minimum donation, per tribute, to help cover the costs of processing.

Donate Pantry Items

Families staying with us have access to pantries of snacks and cleaning supplies to make meals or snacks as their schedules allow – and keep their rooms clean and tidy. Food, cleaning supplies and paper products are among the many things we strive to keep in stock, but we need your help to do so. Click here to view our Wish List.

** Our greatest need is always toilet paper, paper towels and laundry detergent.

Donate Your Spare Change

Don’t let those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters that collect in your pockets and on your dresser sit idle.

Put them to work – supporting us as we support nearly 5,000 families per year. Just drop your spare change into a donation box at any McDonald’s restaurant.

You’d be surprised how your change, added to that of thousands of others, adds up. Last year, it totaled nearly $400,000 – approximately 11% of our annual operating budget. Your small change helps us make big change for families in need.

Planned Giving

Through a planned gift, you can build charitable giving to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest into your long-term financial plan. Whether you give a gift to support our mission now or later, you can benefit immediately with substantial tax savings, retirement income and/or a more convenient asset transfer to heirs. Please contact Donna Moores at 612.767.2784 to learn more about the advantages of planned giving.

Endowment Giving

Establishing an endowment fund to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest is a great way to sustain your support for years to come. An endowment fund is a donation invested by Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. Its principal remains intact, while earnings on the principal support our programs. You can direct proceeds from the funds to support specific activities (such as operating support for our programs) or to preserve a program (such as our Southwest Airlines K-12 School). Please contact Donna Moores at 612.767.2784 to learn more about creating an endowment.

Stock Donations

Gifts of securities that have increased in value since purchase can benefit our mission and provide you favorable income tax benefits, including a charitable deduction and the opportunity to avoid capital gains tax. Physical and electronic transfers of stock certificates are available. Please contact Libby Utter at 612.767.2786 if you are interested in donating stock.

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