Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Tampa Bay provides comfort and care to children and their families by supporting local Ronald McDonald Houses®, its cornerstone program, and by making grants to other local not-for-profit organizations that help children in need. The Ronald McDonald House® of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals.
Give children the best gift of all this holiday season - their families. Caring for a sick child far from home is no vacation. For nearly 40 years, the Ronald McDonald House® has been helping sick children and their families stay close together during difficult times. For the third consecutive year, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning wants you to join him as a fan of Ronald McDonald House Charities®.
For each gift of $50 or more, we will send you a beautiful brass ornament/bookmark. Donate now!
In 2011, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, launched the Lightning Community Heroes program to distribute $10 million dollars over a five-year period to deserving Heroes throughout the Tampa Bay community. Each Community Hero is presented with $50,000 to distribute to his charity or charities of choice. We are excited to announce that Edward Ameen, Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay’s Board of Trustees, has been chosen for this prestigious award.
Watch the Lightning video honoring Ed Ameen.
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Five-year old Eugene Ross collected 14,000 tabs to help the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House! Check out his YouTube video.
Aria Reynolds, the Miller sisters, Grace Halula, Kyra Knapp and Callista Moss are using their networking skills to act as ambassadors for RMH in their community, getting donations and in-kind items to help our families. Alyssa Streicher makes meals at the St. Pete House. Madeline Lechner, Abby and Garrett Toenjes and Macy Miacco donate their carefully-saved money or ask for donations for RMH instead of getting birthday gifts. Bella and Cross Esposito sold their toys and grapefruits and donated their hard-earned cash to us.
We are inspired by these wonderful kids who are learning about philanthropy at an early age.
We need your help. The Tampa Ronald McDonald House, built 19 years ago, needs a renovation. After caring for 5,984 families, this well-used and much-loved house needs a makeover!
We have been purchasing new furniture, drapes, carpet, cabinets and updates for all of the bedrooms and common areas of the House, resulting in a $250,000 fundraising campaign.
Each year, 100 volunteers welcome more than 300 pediatric families to this House, while 350 home-made meals are lovingly prepared by friends in the community. Families cherish having a quiet place to call their home-away-from-home close to their child's bedside, gathering strength in the privacy of their bedroom to deal with the anxieties of their child's illness. They deserve to have the best that we can offer.