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Ornament Sale Flyer 2015
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014
Our Booth is Back!!
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is open for business.  Ornaments from our 2006 through 2014(!!) trees are available for purchase, with all proceeds to benefit our Ronald McDonald House.  Please stop by Southside Antique Mall, 4402 E. 32nd Street, Joplin to see what's new!  Mall hours are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

 Click here for a flyer.
13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love 2014 Events
Season of Giving
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014

Season of Giving Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014

The theme of our 13th Annual Gift of Light, Gift of Love is Believe in the Miracle.  Our tree is located at Northpark Mall, in front of the Women’s Macy’s and will be on display from November 7 through December 31.  Our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Friday, November 7 at 7:15 p.m.  Click here for sponsorship forms.

Christmas 2014 Wish List for Families 'Tis the Season!  Holidays are especially difficult for families staying away from home.  We have developed special Wish Lists for our Families and our House for the Holidays.  Click here for wish lists.
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Small Change Makes a Big Difference!

Donation Canisters are located at your local McDonald’s Restaurants, both inside and at the Drive-Thru window.  Take your pennies, nickels, and dimes to your local McDonald’s Restaurants to donate.  When it’s in your pocket, your small change may seem like a small amount, but when added with others, it can really make a big difference!

Happy Meal Box Did you know...McDonald’s restaurants donate a portion of proceeds from every Happy Meal® and Mighty Kids Meal® sold in the U.S.
 to RMHC – benefiting thousands of sick children and their families who rely on our programs.  Visit HAPPYMEAL.COM to send someone a Happy Card, and learn more about Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Coinstar Did you know...RMHC is now a partner charity in Coinstar's Coins that Count program.. You can now collect coins with your family and friends, take your colleciton to the big green machines in your local grocery store and watch your pennies, nickels and dimes add up to a significant donation to RMHC of the Four States.  Just follow the on-screen prompts to select RMHC of the Four States.
Small Coin Collection boxes are also available at Ronald McDonald HOuse of the Four States.  
          Participating Coinstar machines are located at:
               Homeland - Jay, OK
               Dillon's - Pittsburg, KS
               Price Cutter - Carthage, Neosho, Nevada, Webb City and Joplin
               Woods Supermarkets - Fort Scott, KS and Nevada, MO
Searching for Volunteers Graphic Ronald McDonald House of the Four States is actively seeking Volunteers to support all aspects of House operations.  Volunteers help by checking families in and out, conducting House tours, housekeeping, errands, answering phones, providing meals and providing overnight coverage.  For more information please contact House Manager Shirley Hylton  at 417-624-2273.

NEW!! Attend one of our "Introduction to Volunteering" meeting to find out if volunteering at our House is right for you.  
Click here for 2014 meeting schedule.

Click here for events coming up through April 2015
If you missed any of our fundraisers or events  this year, or in previous years, visit our Site Map page for a list of  pictures.
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Welcome to Our House!
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Ronald McDonald House is the cornerstone program of Ronald McDonald Charities of the Four States.  It is a "home-away-from-home" for the families of seriously ill children (0 - 18 years) and ill expectant mothers being treated at nearby Freeman Hospitals and Mercy Hospital Joplin.

Ronald McDonald House of the Four States opened July 27, 1998.

Our 10,054 square foot main level includes:

* Ten large bedrooms, each with its own private bath
* Two large family rooms, one with a self-contained children's play area
* Kitchen and laundry facilities
* Two conference rooms
* A chapel
* An outdoor play area
* A patio and garden

Our 3,946 square foot lower level includes a recreation area, and four additional bedroom suites for expansion.

Since registering our first guest on August 20, 1998, our House has served over two thousand five hundred families from thirty-six different states and two foreign countries. Our House has served families from over two hundred and forty-five communities in our Four State area of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Over one hundred and thirty active volunteers help with all aspects of the House, including support and services to families, and night managerial duties. 

Ronald McDonald House of the Four States is part of the only worldwide service of 337 Ronald McDonald Houses in 35 countries and regions.

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GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
  • Search the web with GoodSearch.com and each time you do a search, GoodSearch will donate about a penny to our cause!
  • Shop online at GoodShop.com and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to our cause! More than 600 top stores are participating including Amazon, Target, Staples, Best Buy and more!
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Three ways to help RMHC of the Four States on line!  Click the icon, and Buy an item shown, with a percentage of proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House of the Four States; Sell an item and donate a percentage of your proceeds to RMHC; or simply Donate any amount through ebay Giving Works (a $3.75 fee is deducted for processing, or you can choose to donate + $3.75 so that RMHC receives the full donation).

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