Ten Ways to Help the House

There are many ways that your company can become involved in supporting families of seriously ill children staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Below is a quick guide with some options.

Special thanks to our Premier Corporate Partners, for making our work possible year after year.


A family and friends volunteer as guest chefs at PRMH

 Become a Guest Chef or Meals-To-Go Group

Gather your friends and join our Guest Chef or Meals-To-Go programs! You’ll purchase, prepare, and serve a home-cooked dinner or breakfast for our guest families at either the Front and Erie House or Chestnut Street House. Our families rely on these meals, which relieve them of the burden of cooking a meal after a long and exhausting day at the hospital.

Learn more:
Guest Chef program


Representatives from Wells Fargo Advisers stand by the room they adopted

Adopt A Room or Adopt A Family

The Adopt-A-Room partnership program allows individuals, companies or organizations to sponsor one of the 65 guest rooms at our two houses, providing a warm place to sleep to all of the families who will stay in that room throughout the year. Room sponsorships can be split between two families or groups. Individuals can also Adopt A Family by sending in a donation that underwrites the family’s stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House for a specific time period.

Learn more:
Adopt A Room


Ronald McDonald Family Roon at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Adopt A Family Room

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms extend the support of our two Ronald McDonald Houses into the hospital by offering a quiet, comfortable place for families to rest and regroup during their child’s treatment—helping them to reduce stress and focus on their own health and well-being while they take care of their child. You can become a Family Room Partner and/or drop-off meals for families who are utilizing the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Meal donations ensure families have time to eat while staying close to their child’s side while at the hospital.

Learn more:
Adopt A Family Room


Campers at Ronald McDonald Camp standing by their cabin

Adopt A Cabin or Adopt A Camper

Every August, PRMH hosts Ronald McDonald Camp in the Poconos Mountains. This camp enables children with cancer and their siblings to experience the joys of summer camp and just be kids. Through the Adopt-A-Camper program, sponsors can ensure that a child with cancer will have something to look forward to this summer and provide them with a much-needed break from the stress and uncertainty of treatment. In addition to adopting a camper, sponsors can opt to adopt an entire cabin of children battling cancer and their siblings through the Adopt A Cabin program.

Learn more:
Ronald McDonald Camp


Volunteer driving PRMH van

Volunteer at our Houses or a PRMH Event

Our volunteers are the heart of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. They help make the House a comfortable and supportive place for families—either by welcoming guests, driving vans, restocking the pantry or just listening—and help the staff at our fundraising events. You can join us at the Hot Chocolate Run in the Spring or at our gift wrapping station during the holiday season. Whichever way you choose to volunteer, you’ll be helping to make the House a home for our families.

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Host a Fundraiser or Make a Donation

We’ve seen supporters get creative and have fun hosting bake sales, wish list drives, socials, and walks to raise funds. Personal donations also go a long way to support the families that we serve. Your contribution will provide comfort and hope to families of seriously ill children.

Make a donation.

Donate items from our Wish List


Allstate Team Pulls Plane

Sponsor or Participate in PRMH Events

From golf to tennis to pulling a plane, there is a fun event for everyone. Annual Events include:

  • CBS 3/CW Philly Change the Luck of a Child Telethon
  • Plane Pull
  • Hit’Em for the House Golf Outing
  • Hit’Em for the House Tennis Outing
  • Audi quattro Cup
  • The Philalympics
  • Read for the House
  • Champions of Hope Dinner

Visit our events page to learn more.


Supporters of PRMH Showing their Stripes at the Phila. Museum of Fine Arts

Show Your Stripes

The Show Your Stripes Fundraiser began in 2014 as a celebration of the 40th birthday of the House. It is a fun and easy way for everyone to get involved and support PRMH in three easy steps: 1) families, friends, and companies purchase our striped items; 2) they then take creative photos of themselves wearing the gear; 3) they choose their best photo and post it on social media to garner much-needed awareness for the House. While our biggest Show Your Stripes celebration will be held on October 13th this year, our partners are arranging Show Your Stripes events throughout the year.

Learn more: 
Show Your Stripes


Child Holding Tabs at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Recycle for the House

A fun and easy way to donate to the House is by collecting tabs from soda cans, soup cans, or tennis ball canisters. We turn this into aluminum into cash for the House. We’ve raised over $165,000 since the program’s inception in 1997. We can also recycle your used printer cartridges and cell phones.

Learn more:
Recycle for the House


Exterior of the Chestnut Street House

Join us at our next Inspirational Breakfast!

Inspirational breakfasts are a great way to learn more about the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. At these breakfasts, guests hear from one of our beloved co-founders, who recognized the benefit of providing a community of comfort and hope for families of seriously ill children. Attendees will also learn more about the history of the Chestnut Street House, the programs we offer, and how we are making a difference in the lives of the thousands of families who stay with us each year.


For more information about how you can help the House, contact Chris Callanan at chris@philarmh.org or 267-969-6212.