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You have the power to keep families together. Please help.

Ways to Help

Thank you for your donation 

Your gift will go immediately to support families with seriously-ill children. Your donation is completely tax-deductible. Also, double or triple your donation by checking to see if your employer participates in our matching gift program.

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

At one of the most challenging times life can present, you will help provide a family lodging, meals, everyday things like laundry, computer access and exercise space, activites for the whole family and perhaps most importantly, a caring and sympathetic community of support.

  • $25 pays for lunch one day for the kids at our K-12 School
  • $50 buys detergent for a week for all families to do their laundry.
  • $95 pays for one family to stay one night at RMH – Oak Street.
  • $250 will sponsor a field trip for the kids to get away for a day.
  • You can give a family a home-away-from-home for a week while they care for their sick child for $500.
  • It costs $1,000 to stock the Help Yourself Pantry at each location every month.
  • Our families do approximately 31,000 loads of laundry each year, using $6,200 in detergent.

 Do you prefer to donate by mail?

Complete the printable donation form and send your check or credit card payment to:

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

 You can also call us

Call our office at 612.331.5752 to make a gift by credit card during regular business hours (9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday).

If you call at another time, please leave a message and your call will be returned during regular business hours.

 Donor Privacy Policy

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest (RMHC-UM) is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors and we are pleased to provide you our donor privacy policy.

RMHC-UM gathers personal information, such as first and last names, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers when submitted by you. If you make an online donation, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation.

RMHC-UM will never sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations or third parties and we assure that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential.

We will use personal information collected from you to send you RMHC-UM information, such as newsletters, e-newsletters, event invitations and donor–related mailings. If you elect not to receive such materials, we will not send them to you. Please email us or call 612.331.5752 if you would like to be removed from such mailings.

We endorse and follow the Donor Bill of Rights, created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

The Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.