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March 1 – 31, 2015

Food 4 Less has chosen our Ronald McDonald House as recipients of their monthly collection.  Go shopping and pick up extra items for our House to place in the bin at the front of the store.

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The Tarzan Zerbini Circus is coming to Joplin!  A portion of proceeds will benefit our Ronald McDonald House.  More details coming soon.
 Click here for a flyer.
Ornament Sale Flyer 2015

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.
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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.
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 December 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 forty 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 344 Ronald McDonald Houses in 37
 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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