PLANNED GIVING

A simple bequest in your will is a great way to make a gift that you might not otherwise be able to give.

Establishing a charitable trust will often allow you to utilize assets that are currently producing less personal income than desired, while also avoiding capital gains taxes. In many cases the effects of making such gifts are very positive in regard to your retirement income, your estate value, and/or in reducing your federal income taxes.

Annual gifts are also an easy way to establish a giving pattern with Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest. Annual gifts can be used for any of our three programs and can be set up by credit card, bank draft or email reminders. Once the annual gift is in place it is an excellent way to receive tax credit for giving and helping others! An annual gift can be arranged to be paid out over the year or can be paid in one payment.

ALUMINUM CANS & POP TABS RECYCLING

You’re not only assisting us to help others in need, but also helping the environment!

With a recycling rate of 57.4 percent, aluminum cans are the most recycled of all beverage containers. Producing a can with recycled content requires 95 percent less energy than making that same can out of raw material. This in turn conserves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves money.

Due to the lack of storage space at both the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, we cannot accept the cans and pop tabs at our facilities.

Please bring your aluminum cans and pop tabs to RMHC, or drop them off at Jarvis Metals Recycling at 7825 Olive Avenue and let them know you are donating on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House.

Thanks for helping Ronald McDonald House Charities by raising funds through aluminum recycling!

WISH LIST

We need a lot of the same items you need at your house, only in larger quantities.

Here is our Wish List of needs:

Kitchen: Paper Towels, Plates & Bowls, Trash Bags, Plastic Forks & Spoons, Foil, Press-n-Seal, Ziploc Storage Bags, Storage Containers w/Lids, Disposable Gloves for Food Handling

Bathroom: Toilet Paper, Facial Tissue, White Hand Towels & White Bath Towels

Cleaning: Clorox Disinfectant Wipes, Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Air Freshener, Furniture Polish, All Purpose Cleaner, Spray Way Cleaner

Baby Items: Receiving Blankets

Toiletries: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Q-Tips, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Lotion, Razors, Hand Sanitizer

Laundry Room: Bleach, Detergent-he (any brand), Fabric Softener, Washing Machine Cleaner

Snacks: Individually Packaged Snacks such as Granola Bars, Crackers, Peanut Butter Crackers, Cookies, Fruit Roll Ups, Fruit Cups, Pudding Cups, Snack-Size Chip Bags, Snack-Size Peanuts, Trail Mix, Easy Mac Individual Servings, Ramen Noodles, Beef Jerky, Hot Pockets, Canned Tuna, Canned Meat, Juice Boxes, Bottled Water, etc.

Food: Coffee, Creamer, Individual Sugar Packets, Cookie Dough

Linens: Standard Size…Pillows, Pillow Cases (White), Waterproof Pillow Protectors

Office: Postage Stamps, Copy Paper, AAA Batteries

Other: Walmart & Target Gift Cards (to purchase above mentioned items)

To help maintain clinical integrity, please make sure that all items are new and in original packaging. Wish list donations can be brought to Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.

AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Ronald McDonald House of the Southwest every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com.

As an added bonus, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the eligible AmazonSmile purchase price to RMHC of the Southwest.

DONATE VEHICLE

Donate your car, truck, boat or RV to RMHC of the Southwest “Where Cars Help Kids!”

If you think that old car in the driveway isn’t worth much, we would like to turn that thinking around.

By donating your car, truck boat or RV to us, you can help families of seriously ill children in our area. And on top of that, you can claim a tax deduction for your charitable donation. We’ll even come pick up your vehicle at no charge.

DONATION BOXES

A dime here. A quarter there. It might not seem like much. But when millions give, the amount of those coins add up and help children and families worldwide. Money collected locally – stays local and gives directly into supporting our programs.

The RMHC Donation Boxes are one of our biggest ongoing fundraisers. It’s from people like you filling the Donation Boxes with nickels, dimes and quarters. Last year alone, nearly $25 million was collected worldwide.

Donation boxes are located at all McDonald’s Restaurants.

Just how powerful is the small change dropped into a McDonald’s Donation Box?

  1. If every McDonald’s customer in the U.S. donated a penny every time they visited a McDonald’s, we could collect more than $62 million to support RMHC children and families throughout the country.
  2. A full Donation Box could let a family stay together at a Ronald McDonald House for up to 1 night while their child receives care at a nearby hospital.
  3. A full Donation Box could provide a child with a dental screening in a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.
  4. Change in the Donation Boxes can give families a place to rest in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, just steps from their child’s hospital bed.

We appreciate the compassionate support that McDonald’s gives our charity to help others.