Happy Wheels at St. Mary's
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
Currently, our in-person volunteer opportunities are suspended due to COVID-19. If you would like to express interested in this opportunity, we can be in touch with more information on Virtual Volunteer opportunities and get in contact with you when our in-person volunteering is re-instated.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond 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 the Happy Wheels cart provides age-appropriate activities and items to families at the Hospital. Volunteers will run the Happy Wheels hospitality cart through the pediatric units of St. Mary’s hospital.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
- Volunteers must be 18 or older and commit for at 1 year. Volunteers run the cart at least 2 shifts per month. Shifts are approximately 1.5 hours
- Volunteers will run the Happy Wheels cart by handing out age-appropriate activity packs and snacks to families in the pediatric units
- The cart runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
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 items to 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 Ziploc bags. Detailed information can be shared with you once you’ve expressed interest.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
2330 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220, US
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.