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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides support services for families with critically ill children who are being treated at Richmond-area hospitals. Through a partnership with Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital and VCU Health, the Happy Wheels cart provides a ge-appropriate activities and items to families at the Hospital. Volunteers will run the Happy Wheels hospitality cart by handing out age-appropriate activity packs and snacks to families on the inpatient children’s floor. Volunteers will arrive at the hospital, obtain the cart, go through the Happy Wheels route, return the cart, and organize supplies. Happy Wheel carts are typically ran on weekday evenings, therefore volunteers must have availability at those times to participate in the program.

Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit for at least 2 shifts per month for at least 6 months.Due to the amount of volunteers interested in the Happy Wheels program, volunteers may be placed at either location based on placement availability.

If volunteers are interested in contributing to the Happy Wheels program but are under 18 years old or cannot commit long-term, they can purchase and assemble Activity Packs and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Activity Packs consist of small toys (i.e. coloring books, crayons, play-doh, etc.) consolidated into clear gallon Ziplog bags. Detailed information can be shared with you once you’ve expressed interest.

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond


2330 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.


It is the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond to keep families close. RMHC Richmond may not be able to make the medicine taste better or erase the pain of a much-needed treatment, but we can help lessen the burden for thousands of families each and every year. Since we opened our doors in 1980, we have never closed them. We keep families together at our Ronald McDonald House and our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. By providing our families with a "home-away-from-home" and a place where they can rest and refresh, we help keep families close.


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1000 East Broad StreetRichmond, VA 23219



  • Program Management
  • Youth Services
  • Children Medical Services


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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