Ways You Can Help Families Today

Check out our Events

We are always out in the community getting involved or hosting an event – look over our event listings and keep an eye out for something you can participate in.

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RMHCA receives $0 in federal or state grants. 100% of the donations stay in Birmingham to support the families we serve throughout the state. 100% of donations made directly to RMHCA remain in our community.

By adopting one or more of our guest families, your generosity will help provide the love and support they need to get through this difficult time.

Get An RMHCA Specialty Vehicle Tag

We are happy to announce our Specialty Vehicle Tag is now a reality and on the streets!!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama’s specialty vehicle tag is AVAILABLE for your car, truck or motorcycle! You can stop by any state DMV or your local courthouse and ask for the RMHCA tag to show your support for our mission. These car tags will cost $50, like all specialty tags, but $41.25 will come back to the charity.

Learn more about it here.

Host a Fundraiser – either in person or even online

With the help of your friends, co-workers, and family, you can help make a difference in the lives of families with sick or injured children by organizing a fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Look at some ideas & let us know!

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or holiday, a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary, honoring an individual or someone’s memory, or simply helping others, you can give the gift of togetherness to families served by RMHC Alabama online. Learn more about our online fundraising options.

Make a Cash Donation

Since 1979, when we first opened our doors, those doors have never closed.  We have been open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for 38 years.  This is only possible because of the regular donations of countless people like you. We depend on donations of all sizes.  You can make your gift online now, become a monthly donor, set up legacy giving or mail a check to RMHCA 1700 4th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35233. You can also donate in any McDonald’s in North or Central Alabama at the register.

Donate a Car

If you think that old car in your driveway isn’t worth much, think again. By donating your car, truck, boat or RV to our House, you can help provide families with a “home-away-from-home” and keep them together during the hospitalization of a seriously ill child. And, you can claim a tax deduction for your charitable donation. Learn more.


There are many opportunities for volunteering with us, from ongoing tasks to one-time special events. Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, with the Happy Wheels Cart at Children’s of Alabama or in our Family Room.  Join hundreds of volunteers who give their time to aid us in helping children heal. Learn how.

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Volunteers prepare lunch and dinner every day in our kitchen for our families. Families do not need to worry about deciding where to eat or wondering how they’re going to pay for it. Instead, they can spend those precious minutes with their children. Get all the details.

Donate Items

Organize a Wish List Drive with your group or organization. Pick up a few extra items the next time you’re in a store shopping.  We need everything a normal family needs times 73!  View our complete wish list.

Deliver your Wish List items to us at 1700 4th Avenue South in Birmingham. There is a driveway on 17th Street in front of our House. We’ll gladly accept those items 7 days a week from 8a.m. to 8 p.m.  We also have an Amazon Wish List so items can be shipped straight to us.

Participate in our Pop Tab Recycling Program

Across Alabama, hundreds of individuals, schools, and companies collect pop tabs each year to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Collecting pop tabs is a great way to raise funds to help children and their families staying at RMHCA. Learn more about the program.

Choose RMHCA when shopping on Amazon

To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com If you already have an existing Amazon account, you can sign in using the same credentials. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. If you do not have an existing Amazon account, you can create a new account through AmazonSmile.

Join our Student Leadership Council or Junior Board

Both of these groups volunteer, host events to raise funds, increase awareness of our mission and have lots of fun doing it.  Find out more about the Student Leadership Council and Junior Board.