How you can help during the holidays

Thank you for your interest in helping Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis 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.


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 classic mitten 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 red mitten 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 Greta Thompson at 314-932-4127 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.

Don’t forget you can shop our RMHC St. Louis Amazon Wish List and have items shipped directly to the House to support our McGift Shoppe!

A family at the McGift Shoppe

A family at the McGift Shoppe in 2019

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.

Mark your calendars! 

Help us fill our box truck! This year for Giving Tuesday, we are hosting a “Fill the Truck” wish list drive. Join us at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House on Saturday, November 27th, from 10AM-2PM. This will be a drive-thru event with discounted merch,  refreshments, and more for participants! For more information, go to or email

Give a gift that Gives back


Give Back This Year at Dillard’s   

Southern Living’s Christmas Cookbook, available exclusively at Dillard’s, is just $12! Best of all its proceeds from the St. Louis-area Dillard’s stores benefit RMHC St. Louis. This beautiful, full-color cookbook includes hundreds of delicious recipes and ideas for stylish place settings, fresh centerpieces, and other seasonal table decorations. Participating Dillard’s stores include the following:

Chesterfield Mall: 100 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield MO 63107
St. Louis Galleria: 1105 St. Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO 63117
South County Center: 220 South County Center, St. Louis, MO 63129
Mid Rivers Mall: 2 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
St. Clair Square: 275 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208


Other ways to spread holiday cheer

Have a Meal Delivered

Most of our families spend the day at the hospital with their children. After many long, difficult hours, it’s a welcome gift for them to return to the House and find a home-cooked meal. To participate in our Meals from the Heart Program, click here.

Round-Up for RMHC 

Every time you visit a McDonald’s restaurant, you can help support families with ill and injured children by choosing to Round-Up for RMHC when you place your order on the kiosk, at the counter, or in the drive-thru. It’s easy! To learn more, click here.

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! Please drop them off today at 206 Didion Drive, St. Peters, MO. To learn more, click here.