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National Nonprofit Day recognizes the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have on our local communities and around the world. Founded by Sherita J. Herling, National Nonprofit Day commemorates August 17, 1894, when the Tariff Act became law and gave exemptions for charitable institutions and nonprofit organizations. Today we’re celebrating with the introduction of our new blog!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida (RMHCCF) helps families stay close to their child while they are hospitalized or receiving treatment in our community. Being close allows families to interact with their clinical care team, and participate in medical care decisions. It also allows siblings and other family members to be present—one of the greatest factors in a child’s healing.

Take a look at what we have accomplished 

  • $1.4 million saved in lodging and meal costs saved for families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Over 30,000 families served by RMHCCF since 1996.

  • Can host up to 84 families per night throughout our three Houses.

This year is extra special—we’re celebrating our 25th year as part of our Central Florida community. RMHCCF continues to grow and keep families close, and community involvement plays a key role in our ability to serve the families in our Houses. Help us celebrate this special day!

How can you get involved?


We promise to never turn any family away due to an inability to pay. Your donations allow us to uphold this promise.

What your dollars will do:

  • $20 will help underwrite the cost of a one-night stay for a family
  • $104 will fully cover the expenses of a one-night stay for a family
  • $500 will fully cover dinner at all three Ronald McDonald Houses

Share-A-Meal To-Go

Through community support, our guest families are provided two meals each day. You can provide lunch or dinner at our Houses or underwrite the cost of a meal by donating online today! You can support our Share-A-Meal To-Go program by donating gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores, or delivery services, scheduling a catered meal for one of our Houses, or providing ingredients for a meal. 

Wish List

One of the most important ways you can help is by donating items we need for our families and Houses! Help us fill our Houses with much-needed items to help make each House feels like a home for our guest families, so they can focus on what’s important—caring for their seriously ill child. Shop our wish list today!

Attend A Special Event 

Consider attending one of our unique signature events or an event put on by our young professional committee, Key Initiative. Join us for a great day of cycling, walking, or running at our RIDE5k event on October 10, 2021 all to benefit the thousands of families that stay in one of our three Houses each year! For more details, please visit our Events page.

In light of National Nonprofit Day, and on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, THANK YOU for all of your support. Your support helps make it possible to provide a home away from home for families with a child receiving care at a pediatric hospital in Orlando.