Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mom and dad close by for love and support.
St. Louis' three Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We allow families to face the weight of illness together and to focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
Ways you can HELP:
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support RMHC St. Louis every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop atsmile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to RMHC St. Louis!
TAB TOP PROGRAM; Pull the aluminum tab tops off of beverage cans.
Wish List Items;
Sweet/salty individuallywrapped snacks
Liquid hand soap, pump container
Ziploc bags (gallon size)
Microwavable bowls (such as Corningware)
Plastic forks and spoons
High-efficiency laundry detergent
Disinfectant spray & Multipurpose cleaner
Swiffer hand duster sheets
Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shaving cream and toothpaste
Disposable razors & Individually packaged toothbrushes
Did you know that RMHC St. Louis can put your old keys to good use?
When you donate the keys you no longer have a need for to Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, you help families who are forced to travel far distances from home in order to seek medical care for their critically ill child.
After keys are turned in to RMHC St. Louis, PSC Metals, Inc. recycles the brass and provides RMHC of St. Louis with a check for the monetary value of the brass.
Chances are, you’re not going to miss your old keys, so why not donate them to RMHC? You can rest assured, your keys will continue to open doors for The House That Love Built®.
Items are being collected at: The DAV in Decatur, ExSalonce Salon in Decatur, City Hall in Maroa for Delivery on Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th & Dec. 19th.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON DECEMBER 12, 2015, FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO SORT FOOD PACK BOXES AND HELP CARRY OUT OR DELIVER BOXES. DECEMBER 3 - 11, 2015 VOLUNTEERS WILL BE WORKING ON THE BASKETS AT CITY HALL FROM 6 PM - 8 PM. CALL BARB AT 217.454.3639 FOR INFORMATION.
Maroa Christian Church Cinnamon Rolls - Order by December 13, 2015 and Pick up on December 15, 2015. Call Tish at 217.412.6770.
REMINDER - The Post Office wants to remind you to mail your overseas packages early. Please visit and mail everything local at Maroa as it helps your Post Office out. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday. Happy Holidays from Maroa Post Office - Tammy, Jeannie, Diana, Diane and Charles.
January 6, 2016 - LIHEAP will be at City Hall from 9 am - 12 pm. Call 217.794-2206 for an appointment.
The community Business Directory is on our site! If you would like your business or service added to the directory please contact City Hall @ 217-794-2206.