Help make Our House a Home!!
You can participate in Our House Programs
Due to the ever-changing COVID-19 environment and our commitment to the health of our families, staff, volunteers, and supporters, our responsibility also extends to supporting public health efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the practice of social-distancing and continuing our practices of standard precautions.
Effective immediately Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador is:
Suspending all activities organized by outside organizations within Ronald McDonald House, including Home for Dinner Program and Just Like Nan’s Baked Goods Program and other activities, such as pet therapy, arts & crafts, and game nights.
We are inviting the public to donate cash, grocery store gift cards and/or nonperishable food items in lieu of visiting Ronald McDonald House.
- Make a donation of any amount to RMHC NL. The average cost of a Home for Dinner Program is $300. Visit RMHCNL.ca/donate
- Make a donation of gift cards. These can be dropped off at Ronald McDonald House or mailed to RMHC NL P.O. Box 28091 St. John’s, NL A1B 4J8
- Make arrangements for food delivery from a licenced restaurant. Contact Julie Chaulk, Family Programs & Services Coordinator for details email@example.com
These items will continue in effect. A further update to be issued as our province approaches NL Life With COVID-19 Alert Level 2.
Thank you for your interest in helping provide programs and services to our families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador provides accommodations for children, their siblings, and their parents, who must travel to St. John’s for medical treatment and care for their child. Ronald McDonald House is more than just “a place to stay” it will truly is a Home.
Through the help of community organizations, corporations and individuals, RMHC provides the very best programs for families. Home for Dinner, Just Like Nan’s Baked Goods Program, Comfort Quilt Program, Keeping Families Connected Program, Magic Room Program, Recreation Program and our Special Day Celebrations/Special Projects Program.
It’s never been easier to sign up for our programs. See our new online LIVE Program Calendar (see below) with available dates your group can help with our programs. Pick the date and register online – it is that easy!
We look forward to seeing you and your group at Ronald McDonald House soon!!!
Family Support Programs
The cornerstone of Ronald McDonald House is its family support programs. Our programs offer the best support possible for families. There are many ways to volunteer and help with our programs: Group & One-Time Only Volunteer Opportunities
Home for Dinner Program (HFD): With the help of corporate teams, community groups, and individuals (up to 8 people), RMHC offers families a home-cooked meal 4-5 times each week. Groups plan the menu, purchase the ingredients and prepare the meal in our fully equipped kitchen. This allows families to find comfort, nourishment and the joy of a shared meal with more time spent with each other.
- Up to 8 people needed to prepare meal
- Approximate number of people to serve: 30 people (exact number of adults and children will be provided a few days before)
- Approximate cost for groceries: $300 (depending on your menu choice) check with us, we may have some supplies on hand
- Approximate Time commitment: 3.5 hours – generally groups start at 2:00 to have dinner ready for 5:00pm
- Feel free to be creative!! Your group can come in as you are or dressed in your favorite theme costumes: wild wild west, pirates, princesses, your company shirts, or dressed to match your menu choice! If you have a theme idea – let us know – our families, volunteers and staff love to join in the fun!!
*NEW* Breakfast-to-Go Program (BTGO): With the help of individuals, corporate and community groups, we offer families the ability to take important nutritious breakfast items with them during what could be long stressful days at the hospital . Groups plan the menu and prepare the items in our fully equipped kitchen. With the help of corporate teams, community groups, and individuals (up to 4 people), Groups plan the menu, purchase the ingredients and prepare the breakfast items in our fully equipped kitchen.
- Up to 4 people needed to prepare breakfast items
- Approximate number of people to serve: 25 people
- Approximate cost for groceries: $125 (depending on your menu choice) check with us, we may have some supplies on hand
- Approximate Time commitment: 2 hours – generally groups organize breakfast items anytime between 6:00am – 9:00am. Just let us know when to expect you.
Lunch-to-Go Program (LTGO): With the help of individuals, corporate and community groups, we offer families the ability to take important nutritious lunch/snack items with them during what could be long stressful days at the hospital.
Thank you to Smith Snacks for Sponsoring the Lunch-to-Go Program at Ronald McDonald House!
Just Like Nan’s Baked Goods Program (JLN) – Nothing feels like home more than the smell of fresh baked goods. Individuals and groups ensure Our House is always stocked with special treats fresh from the oven, Groups (up to 8 people) provide the ingredients and bake on-site, so when families return from a long day at the hospital, they can help themselves to a treat or two.
Special Day Celebrations Program – Just like home, preparations are made to ensure, birthdays are celebrated, everyone gets treats at Hallowe’en and visitors like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny arrive on schedule. Your group is invited to help enhance our special occasions or provide daily activities such as arts and crafts, story time, massage therapy, music during dinner and much more. The possibilities are endless. If you have a talent you’d like to share with our families, please let us know as these are not listed on our LIVE Calendar and Special Days are celebrated depending on population within the house. For more information, please contact Julie Chaulk (Family Programs and Services Coordinator) 733-2244, toll free 1-855-955-HOME(4663) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Days (PD) – Just like home projects build up, the kitchen cupboards need organizing, the pantry needs sorting, the grounds need attention and spring cleaning days can happen just about any season of the year. Groups are invited to help RMHC stay cleaned and organized. Groups can see the results within a couple of hours of work, and the families staying at Ronald McDonald House will enjoy the success for months later. Contact us to see when you and your group can help organize a Project Day at Ronald McDonald House. For more information, please contact 738-0000, toll free 1-855-955-HOME(4663) or email email@example.com
SEE CURRENT OPENINGS IN OUR PROGRAMS CALENDAR BELOW
HFD – Home for Dinner Program Opening
BTGO – Breakfast to Go Program Opening
JLN – Just Like Nan’s Baked Goods Program Opening
PD – Project Days Opening
Please note that this calendar is regularly updated to reflect OPENINGS ONLY and can change anytime based on new bookings. If a date is showing open, please send request as soon as possible to increase your chance of confirming that date. We will confirm availability with you as soon as possible. Any questions please contact Julie Chaulk, Programs and Services Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 733-2244
Program Sign Up FORM Only days showing “OPENING” are available- blank days are booked