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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) exists so families can get better together. We provide lodging and other essential services at our Chicagoland locations to keep families close to their hospitalized children.

Our Ronald McDonald Houses greatly rely on the generosity and efforts of many volunteers to run smoothly for the families we serve. One way volunteers provide support is by gardening and maintaining the grounds at our Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital.

Built nestled in a grove of trees on Oak Lawn High School District land, the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital accommodates 21 families a night, and provides a true sensory experience for guest families. Providing that experience comes with a large task of keeping our grounds pristine in the spring, summer, and fall months.

We need volunteers (groups welcome!) to come to the House to help weed, mow, rake, plant and keep our grounds welcoming to all who visit. Our shed contains all equipment needed to complete any required gardening task, so there is no need to bring supplies.

Participation Requirements:

  • Groups may include up to 10 volunteers.
  • All volunteers must be at least 16 years old (groups with minor volunteers must have a least one adult volunteer present for every three individuals under 18 years of age).
  • This program is weather permitting, please be prepared to work outside only.

Parking:

There is no parking at the House. Volunteers may park for free in Advocate Hospital tower C, directly across the street from the House.

What should I wear?

Volunteers should dress comfortably, as tasks may be physical and you will be working outside. Be sure to dress for the weather!

How do I sign up?

  • Email our Volunteer Services Team ( volunteers@rmhccni.org) for more details, or for next steps on selecting a date for your group.

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

Location:

1301 W. 22nd St, Suite 905, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

We exist so families can get better together.

Description

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of existing so families can get better together. Every night, more than 150 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community they find at our five area Ronald McDonald Houses and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. That’s 44,000 nights each year when families are able to stay close to their children, helping them to heal faster and saving them more than $9 million in lodging and food costs. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Central DuPage Hospital.

Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Ronald McDonald House near Advocate4410 W 93rd St, Oak LawnOak Lawn, IL 60453

(41.7244,-87.73088)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Gardening volunteers typically participate for 2-4 hours.

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