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, our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® provide private sleep rooms for families.  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.

RMHC Sibling Center

The RMHC Sibling Center® in the Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU 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 and in nearby inpatient units. The 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

Happy Wheels hospitality carts are operated by volunteers and stocked with snacks, drinks, toiletries, activities, and toys. These carts travel 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 to bring the comfort and support of the Ronald McDonald House® straight to the hospital rooms of families of seriously ill children. In 2018 we give special thanks for support of our Happy Wheels programs to Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Richmond and M&T Bank.

Lunches with Love

Lunches with Love is our nutritious in-hospital meal program. Volunteers prepare healthy lunches that include sandwiches, snacks and fruit on a daily basis at RMHC Richmond’s House which we deliver to pediatric families at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Neonatal and Pediatric 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. In 2018, continuation of this program was made possible thanks to additional operational support provided by ACECF and Kroger.

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.