35 years and counting

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 2 fun and easy ways to support RMHC-EIWI during our 35th Anniversary:

1) Purchase a new t-shirt

We designed a t-shirt with your help! Over the last year, we asked for what words come to mind when you think of the House. Purchase our new shirt to commemorate our anniversary!

2) 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.