Keeping Families Close®

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Alabama is able to keep families together and near to the medical care their child needs through three major programs: the Ronald McDonald House® in Birmingham, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and the Happy Wheels Cart.

Learn more about our three programs here and how they build a comforting, supportive communities for families who find themselves far from home when a child is sick or injured.


Today we’re thankful for all the veterans who make our community so wonderful! Thank you!

Nov 12

$10,000 WOW! We’re so grateful to everyone who bought a National Peanut Festival MegaPass at McDonald’s because you helped raise $10,000 to help keep families together and near the medical care their child needs. Thank you to the National Peanut Festival and Murphy Family Restaurant for hosting this fundraiser! #keepingfamiliesclose

Nov 10

Look at that smile, it just lights up the room! It’s so wonderful to see Harper having fun with dad after a day of doctor’s appointments. #keepingfamiliesclose

Nov 9

Can you help?! It's #WishListWednesday and we have yarn, crochet needles and knitting needles (any size) on our list! Parents really enjoy creating keepsakes for their newborns while relaxing in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at UAB Women & Infants Services. Donations can be dropped off or delivered to our House at 1700 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Thank you! #keepingfamiliesclose

Nov 7

Come see our Student Leadership Council tonight. #shopsnapgive Planet Fundraiser #keepingfamiliesclose

Nov 6

Upcoming Events

Downtown After Sundown with Tenille Townes

November 27th

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Vision 1 Toy Drive and Skate with Santa

December 8th

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Big Give Day at Vestavia McDonald’s

March 5th

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Provide a Meal

With just 14 full-time staff members, the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House® could not provide dinner every night for all our families without the help of hundreds of caring volunteers … caring people like you!


Family Stories

Families at the Ronald McDonald House® in Birmingham enjoy a cozy bedroom plus cooking, laundry, internet and recreational facilities — learn more about just a few of the families we serve each and every day.

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