Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
For families of the most critically ill patients at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, we have overnight sleeping rooms for families to stay in, called Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Located just steps away from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, these Family Rooms provide a place for families to get well-deserved rest while remaining close to their children. There is no charge for the use of these rooms, which are available to parents who have the most critically ill children and are from the farthest away.
Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center
The Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center is located in the Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. It was created to reduce stress and inspire fun by providing safe, developmentally appropriate environment for brothers and sisters of children receiving care in the Children’s Pavilion. The RMH Sibling Center offers age appropriate play, arts and crafts, and hands on learning opportunities. If you interested in enrolling your child, please visit: chrichmond.org/SiblingCenter and complete the enrollment form.
Happy Wheels is a hospitality cart operated by volunteers and stocked with snacks, drinks, toiletries, activities, and toys that travels the hospital hallways visiting families and patients on pediatric floors of the Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and the Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The vision of the program is to bring the comfort and support of the Ronald McDonald House straight to the door of families of seriously ill children.
Lunches with Love
Lunches with Love is our healthy sack lunch program. Volunteers prepare healthy lunches that include: sandwiches, snacks and fruit on a daily basis at RMHC and then are delivered by our staff to pediatric families at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit families at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. This relieves the financial burden from the families who are focusing on their child who is receiving medical care.
Want to get involved by becoming a volunteer for one of our programs or by helping stock our hospitality carts? Email our Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, Diana Villarreal, or fill out our volunteer application form.