Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC), a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), eases the hardship of children’s illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through our three core programs: two Ronald McDonald Houses®, three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles®; RMHCDC keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading local hospitals. RMHCDC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care, ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

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Keeping Families Close®

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New Yearlong Partnership with Giant Food

New Yearlong Campaign Aimed at Providing Healthy Meals for Families Coping with Critically Ill Children Read the Press Release to find out more or sign up to volunteer!

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Red Shoe 5k 2019

Register for the Red Shoe 5k!

The 9th Annual Red Shoe 5k is on Sunday, May 19 at Bull Run Regional Park. Competitive and non-competitive runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs on leashes are welcome at this mixed paved and gravel course.

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J and J Oriental Rug Gallery

Caring Partner Spotlight: J & J Oriental Rugs

J&J Oriental Rug Gallery is very passionate about supporting local non-profit organizations and continues to do this every year.

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Stay With Us

Stay Here

Families with a child being treated at a local hospital may be eligible to stay at the Ronald McDonald Houses. A social worker from the admitting hospital must make the initial referral.

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With a small full-time staff, we are dependent on a large corps of volunteers who are compassionate, dedicated, and sensitive to the needs of our families.

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When you donate to RMHCDC, you are helping families stay together, and close to the care they need, when they have a sick child. Please donate online today to give the gift of togetherness.

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National Nutrition Month and Feed The House

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Help ‘Feed the House’ During National Nutrition Month

Put your best fork forward and join Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) as we continue to celebrate National Nutrition Month this March. In an effort to promote health and wellness, our partners at Giant Food are giving back to the local community by providing the recipes and ingredients that volunteer groups need to keep our Feed the House campaign thriving.

This campaign helps to ease hardships for families who are caring for critically ill children in nearby hospitals by providing them with a varied menu of delicious and nutritious meal options. Feed the House is not only providing hearty meals, but keeping hearts full by providing a sense of comfort and relief for these families.

We recently had the opportunity to bring awareness to Feed the House as Julie Lowe, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement at RMHCDC joined Giant Food Registered Dietician Kristen McGill on Fox 5 DC. Check out the segment below to find out how you can help:

RMHCDC & Giant Food's "Feed The House" on Fox 5

ICYMI: On Saturday, our own Julie Lowe joined Giant Food Registered Dietician Kristen McGill on Fox 5 DC to talk about the new #FeedTheHouse partnership that is fueling families in need. WATCH to learn more and visit to find out how you can help!

Posted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 18, 2019

“It’s a natural partnership for us,” said Julie Lowe. “It supports the volunteers, but most importantly supports the families that are spending long days at the hospital. They are away from the house and the last thing they want to think about is, ‘What am I going to make when I get home?’.”

Volunteer groups at RMHCDC will cook for the families using a recipe book developed by Giant Food, which contains 30 days of perfectly portioned meal plans and recipes. In support of the campaign, Giant generously gifted $10,000 in gift cards to help assist with the purchase of these ingredients.

The foundation of good health starts with healthy eating and that’s why National Nutrition Month is the perfect opportunity to be a part of our #FeedTheHouse campaign. Whether it’s selecting healthier options when you’re away from home, being mindful of portion sizes, or even including a variety of fruits and vegetables in your meals. Let’s cook up a healthy lifestyle!

We encourage everyone to get up, get out, and help make a difference for the families who walk through our doors. In preparation for National Volunteer Month, sign up to Feed the House at Don’t forget to share your photos using #FeedTheHouse.

We can’t wait to work with you!

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