Who We Are & What We Do

When a family travels far from home to seek medical care for a child, they face many obstacles—from expensive lodging to logistical challenges that pull them apart at a time when the comfort of loved ones means everything.

Since 1985, RMHC-EIWI has helped families stay close to each other and the care they need, when they need it most. For 35 years, we’ve offered access to comfortable accommodations, home-cooked meals, transportation to and from appointments, heartfelt support and more—all at no cost to our families.

Celebrate with Us!

Here are 4 fun and easy ways to support RMHC-EIWI during our 35th Anniversary:

1) Engrave a Brick & Leave Your Mark

To commemorate our anniversary, we’re building a brick patio next to the new playhouse in the backyard of the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City. Each brick can be engraved with a special message in support of our families or in honor of a loved one.

Bricks are still available—learn more and reserve your brick while they last.


2) Help Us Design a New T-Shirt

We’re working on a collaborative t-shirt design and we need your help! All you have to do is visit the link below and tell us what words come to mind when you think of RMHC-EIWI.

A single word can make a big impact. Use your voice to help us create an awesome design that will raise funds in support of our mission!

Share Your Thoughts HERE

3) Donate Your Birthday

Celebrating a birthday? Let us help you blow out the candles!

Platforms like Facebook let users create fundraisers to raise money for a cause on their birthday. It’s surprisingly easy—just click on the “Fundraisers” tab on your home page and follow the directions. Be sure to select “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois” (@rmhc.eiwi) as your nonprofit.

4) Save the Date

On September 5, we’re celebrating our anniversary the best way we know how—by throwing a party! Look for details to come in the next couple months, and make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates on all our 35th Anniversary plans.