How you can help at the holidays

Thank you for your interest in helping RMHC during the holiday season. We have a variety of ways you can get involved to make a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families today!

give the gift of togetherness


Give the gift of togetherness by sponsoring a family or making a donation in someone’s memory or honor. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are asked to contribute a small donation per night for their stay. However, nearly 60% of our families are unable to pay due to mounting medical bills and other uninsured expenses. You can help by sponsoring a family’s stay, or a portion of their stay. Donations of all sizes support our mission. Please click here to make a Season of Giving donation.



Give GIFTS THAT Give Back

This year, give family and friends the gifts that give back. Choose from the selection of items from our national partners that will make your holiday celebration extra special by donating part of your purchase back to RMHC!

Southern Living’s Christmas Cookbook

The Southern Living’s Christmas Cookbook, available exclusively at Dillard’s, is just $12. Best of all, its proceeds from St. Louis-area Dillard’s stores benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. This full-color cookbook includes more than 175+ new recipes and dozens of decorating ideas and is a must-have resource for entertaining with elegance and ease all year long. To purchase the Christmas Cookbook, visit your local Dillard’s store.

Kendra Scott Mothers & Families Charm

Show your support for The House That Love Built with the Mothers & Families Charm from Kendra Scott. Fifty percent of the proceeds from every purchase of this charm will be donated back to RMHC to help keep families close. Purchase today by clicking here or visiting the Kendra Scott store at Plaza Frontenac.

Dearfoams Exclusive Hope Slippers 

Just in time for the holidays, RMHC Global has partnered with Dearfoams to launch its national “From Our Family To Yours” campaign. Beginning October 18 through December 31, 2019, Dearfoams® exclusive Hope slippers in honor of RMHC can be purchased on Dearfoams’ website

Send a HOLIDAY CARD or Holiday Insert

Holiday Card Tribute Program

Let family, friends, coworkers and clients know you’re thinking of them this holiday season by donating to RMHC St. Louis in their name through our Holiday Card Tribute Program. Holiday tribute cards feature a new snowglobe design, read “Happy Holidays” and are signed and mailed by RMHC staff to a list provided by you. Already have your holiday cards with that cute shot of the kids at the beach or the employees at the company picnic? Our holiday card inserts are flat notes (4×5.5 inches) with the same snow globe design that can be placed inside your holiday cards. A minimum donation of $5 per card or insert is requested. To purchase holiday cards or inserts, please contact Lauren St. John at 314-932-4146 or


Use Amazon for a bigger impact

Donate a Holiday Wish List Item 

This year we have more ways you can help! Donate a new, unwrapped gift or gift card from our Holiday Wish List or Amazon Wish List to the McGift Shoppe, where families staying at one of our three Ronald McDonald Houses can shop for loved ones free-of-charge during December.

Check out our Holiday Wish List for ideas for items to donate.

Shop the RMHC St. Louis Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to the House!

Shop With AmazonSmile

Using Amazon to do your holiday shopping? Visit, log in with your existing Amazon account information, and choose Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis as the beneficiary. You’ll find the same low prices and vast selection, and a portion of the purchase price will go to RMHC.

Recycle for RMHC

Decorating for the holidays? Don’t throw away your old or broken holiday lights – donate them instead in December! Thanks to Didion Orf Recycling, your old lights and other electronics don’t need to collect dust. Once recycled, they will be turned into a monetary donation to RMHC St. Louis! Drop them off today at 206 Didion Drive, St. Peters, MO. Learn more at