Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Tampa Bay

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.

Storybook Ball 2014

This year's theme is MADAGASCAR! Reserve your table now for the best gala in Tampa Bay. This year's MadagascarAward of Excellence will be presented to Jeff Vinik of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Volunteer of the Month

We could not run our Ronald McDonald Houses without the loving care provided by our loyal house shift volunteers. In 2014 we will choose one volunteer from amongst our four houses who has provided exceptional service and gone above and beyond. Thank you to these amazing volunteers!

Greg & Kristen Tejera (Tampa)

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FEBRUARY Jane Quigley
(St. Pete)


Jane Quigley

Marge Tomlin
(St. Pete)



Liz Levinsky
(St. Pete)


Liz Levinsky

Adopt a Room

When a child becomes sick or injured, finding treatment is the most important thing to a parent. They gather all of their energy and resources together in order to have the best for their child. What they often don’t think about until they arrive at the hospital is where they will stay. Many parents expect to stay by the child’s bedside, only to realize that this will be uncomfortable, and in some cases, impossible, if the child is being treated in intensive care.

The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home to these families. Since opening our doors in 1980 as the first Ronald McDonald House in the state of Florida, we have comforted and cared for 46,000 families.

By adopting a room at the Ronald McDonald House, you are helping us provide a safe and comforting environment for families during an incredibly stressful time in their lives. Room adoptions are available in our St. Petersburg (East, West, Central) and Tampa Houses.

Each bedroom adoption is $5,000 for a five-year term, payable in full: $1,000 installments per year, or the payment schedule of your choice.

Common areas (kitchen, living and recreation rooms, etc.) are $10,000 for a five-year term, payable in full: $2,000 installments per year, or the payment schedule of your choice.

At the end of the five-year term, we hope you will renew the adoption of your room.

Please contact Executive Director & CEO Janice Davis to discuss options and arrange a tour of your preferred House.


Aaron's Rental generously redecorated the Teen Room, and what a difference it makes! We still need a $5,000 donor to underwrite the removal of all the built-in shelves, replace the flooring and wall. Would you like to help out with a payment schedule of $1,000/year for 5 years? Please contact Janice Davis.

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In 2011, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, launched the Lightning Community Ed AmeenHeroes 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.

Building the American Dream

The story of the Klingel Family is a reminder that the "American Dream" is aliveRob and Diane Klingel
and well. As owners ofa multigenerational family business, TSE Industries, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, they prove that hard work and innovation can take you a long way.

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Kids Making a Difference

Five-year old Eugene Ross collected 14,000 tabs to help the families staying at the Ronald McDonald EugeneHouse! 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.