Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Arkansas (RMHCA) has provided a home away from home for more than 37,000 families sent to Little Rock for life-saving medical care for their child. The house provides a comfortable place for them to stay while providing the little things that are otherwise easily taken for granted — a comfortable suite, meals, play spaces and friendly faces to come home to after a long day in the hospital.
RMHCA also operates the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a 40-foot mobile unit that provides free, full-service dental care and education to children who need it most.
RMHCA will soon open a 2,000-square-foot Ronald McDonald Family Room inside UAMS to provide a similar place of respite for families with babies in the NICU.
FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS
• 17th annual Chocolate Fantasy Ball - A chocolate-filled gala with 5,000-plus sweet treats on Feb. 8, 2020, at the Statehouse Convention Center, ChocolateFantasyBall.com
• 27th annual RMHCA Golf Scramble - Play golf, have fun, help families on Sept. 28, 2020, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club, GolfScramble.org
• $83 sponsors a family with a critically ill child to stay at RMHCA for one night, so they can have a home away from home just steps away from the hospital. Visit RMHCArkansas.org.
• $250, $500 or $1,000 donations will give you a permanent heart on the RMHCA Heart Wall in memory, honor or celebration of loved ones while also helping families. Visit HeartWall.org.
• Donate to help finish the new Ronald McDonald Family Room inside UAMS. A $5,000-plus donation will be permanently recognized on the donor wall in the space.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Diana Smithson, Chair|
|Sam Baxter, Vice Chair|
|Phyllis Rogers, Treasurer/Secretary|
|Justin Acri||Eric Mangham|
|Kristy Lopez-Allen||Clinton McDonald|
|David Avery||Tim McMennamy|
|Louis Cimino||Susie Morgan|
|Donna Clark||Lanny Nickell|
|Troy Deal||Blake Roberts|
|Dean DiMichele||Marcy Woods-Robinson|
|Nicole DiMichele||Michelle Rupp|
|Lee Anne Eddy||Jim Schnoes|
|Jonathan Goldberg||Shelia Vaught|
|R. Whit Hall||Dennis Young|
|Brad Hegeman||Tracy Young|
1501 W. 10th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202