Ways to Give

We are thrilled that you wish to share your time, talents, and energy to assist families with hospitalized children. Below are some of the various volunteer opportunities we offer.


Make an outright gift to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida. Make a monthly gift. Make a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one or friend. Make a gift to celebrate an important milestone.

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Did you know that many employers offer a matching gift program to eligible employees? If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, your gift to the Ronald McDonald House may be doubled or tripled simply by completing a form available from your employer. For more information, contact info@rmhcncf.org

Join our Pledge Change Program to automatically “Round-Up” & donate your change from everyday purchases! For instance, if you bought a coffee for $2.43 on your connected credit/debit card, we would add 57 cents to your Round Up’s page. Simply sign up here to start donating your spare change from your daily purchases. The average donation is $30/month from spare change.

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Leave the gift of legacy by remembering us in your estate planning. Contact us directly at 352-374-4404x230 to arrange details.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida’s Adopt‐a‐Room program is an opportunity for you or your organization to support one of our 31 guest rooms or any of the other rooms that make our House a home. By adopting a room you will help provide families with emotional and physical comfort and support during their child’s medical crisis. For more information, contact shouston@rmhcncf.org

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida is delighted that you wish to share your time, talents and energy to help us meet the needs of families with seriously ill children being treated at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Volunteers are the heart of our organization and play a vital role in the successful operation of Ronald McDonald House® and Ronald McDonald Family Room® programs.

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The Visiting Chef program is a wildly popular volunteer program for groups of four friends, family members, or co-workers. No professional cooking experience is required, and folks have lots of fun. Volunteers provide all the ingredients to make a home-cooked meal, or you may cater in from a restaurant for our families (approximately 50 servings). Volunteers will need to arrive in time to prepare their meals following our meal times.

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Here is a sure-fire way to cheer up our families! Groups of five or fewer bake or make comfort foods using our kitchen and bake-ware. All you need to bring are the ingredients! Please view our guidelines to learn more about the program. If you are interested in making someone’s day a little sweeter, please scroll down and complete the form to request a date and time. If you have questions about the program, please email sweets@rmhcncf.org.

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The RMHC North Central Florida Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion of our organization. Members provide professional expertise, diverse knowledge and perspectives, connections and resources, and philanthropic support. For more information, contact shouston@rmhcncf.org

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Group of up to 10 volunteers max. Project hours available Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4pm biweekly as needed. Help our maintenance team keep our House functioning and serene for our families in residence!

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Other Ways To Donate

Every small comfort makes our “home-away-from-home” nurturing for our families. You can help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House or using the Ronald McDonald Family Room by donating items from our wish list. We kindly accept new, unused, and unexpired items and products. Wish list donations can be brought to the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, contact the Manager on Duty or call 352-374-4404 x222.

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When you pull the tab to open a soft drink, remember the impact those little tabs can have! Whether you organize a community-wide effort or designate a jar in your kitchen for tabs, pop tabs add up to real money for our House. Last year, we raised over $900 just from our Pop Tab Program! You can drop off your pop tabs at our House anytime to have them weighed and recycled.

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No pushing required. It’s easy to help the families of hospitalized, seriously ill children. We’ll pick up your car, truck, RV or boat free of charge and steer you through the paperwork. Then, the proceeds are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida, while a tax deduction rolls your way. 1-855-CARS-HELP or 1-855-227-7435

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Do you find yourself shopping on Amazon a lot? If so, we hope you will keep RMHCNCF in mind and shop through AmazonSmile, a program where Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to a charity of your choice! To take advantage of this easy opportunity, all you have to do is: 1)Visit our organization’s Amazon Page 2) Sign-in to your Amazon account or create a new account 3) Start shopping! 4) After that, make sure to bookmark smile.amazon.com

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Telephone: 352-374-4404x222

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
1600 SW 14th Street Gainesville, FL 32608

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