How You Can Help

Since the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor "Ann Arbor House" opened in 1985, volunteers have been central to its success. Whether assisting families in carrying on their routines of daily living, working on the maintenance of the building or helping out with a fundraiser, they are ultimately contributing to the recovery and good health of hospitalized children. Read on to find out more about how you can help sustain our "home away from home."
Loree Collett, President
Board of Directors

Ronald McDonald Houses of Ann Arbor depend upon support from the community, volunteers and businesses to provide families the comfort and togetherness they need during trying times.

In order to do this, the Houses rely on private initiatives for their continuing operation. Roughly 80 percent of the funds necessary to operate these loving Houses come from generous donations from individuals, groups and businesses.

The Ronald McDonald House if Ann Arbor is an independent non-profit charity with its own Board of Directors. The Board consists of Ann Arbor community leaders, hospital employees, McDonald's operators and other members of the community and manages the funds that support House operations.

Besides financial support, the Houses depend upon volunteers for important house operations and fundraising activities. Volunteers give countless hours by serving on committees, assisting in special event planning and working directly with families to meet their needs. Community groups also volunteer to cook meals for the families or assist with house maintenance. The generosity of our volunteers and friends helps families stay together when they need each other the most.

Information for Donors

The Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Houses are tax deductible as provided by law. All donors receive an acknowledgment from the Houses of the value of their donation. Donations may be made in honor of individuals on special occasions (i.e., birthdays, holidays, recovery from illness) and in memory of people who have passed away.

The Houses also welcome donations of goods and materials; please see our Wish List . (We are unable to accept used furniture or appliances, clothing, books, second hand toys or stuffed animals.)

The Pillars of the House Society

We are pleased to provide a recognition society for donors who make a planned gift to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor. The Pillars of the House Society will recognize donors who decide to invest in the future of our Houses with a planned gift of an IRA, Charitable Lead Trust, Charitable Remainder Trust, Remainder Interest in Residence, Life Insurance or via your Will.  Icon (For more information on Planned Giving, click here.) (438.6 KB)

We hope you will consider making an investment in the future of the Ronald McDonald Houses of Ann Arbor. To request a packet with planned giving opportunities or if you have questions, please call Anna Beeman at 734-994-4442 or email at