At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Mid-Missouri (RMHC Mid-Missouri), we focus on keeping things as ordinary, routine, and tranquil as possible.
Why? Because for families faced with a child’s illness, life stops overnight, and parents enter a world of fear and worry.
That’s where we come in. Our House is built on the simple idea that families with ill children shouldn’t worry about where to sleep or where they will get their next meal. We try to make their new normal as normal as can be.
With 18 bedrooms and more than 5,700 lodging nights annually, normalcy is established by providing comfortable beds, hot showers, home cooked dinners, laundry facilities, family friendly kitchen, playrooms and a playground.
The cost to provide our services is approximately $82 per night, per family. Families can donate towards their stay, but there is no cost to them to stay.
The Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart serves families who wait hours at MU’s Children’s Hospital without leaving the waiting room or their child’s bedside. The cart offers personal care items, snacks, and fun activities that bring smiles to parents and kids when they need it most.
Lunch on the House supports families with hospitalized children by providing lunches every Friday to the neonatal and pediatric units of MU’s Children’s Hospital so parents can stay near their children and not worry about the cost of another meal.