Help us help even more families in need
Our mission of keeping families close to each other and the care they need, by offering them comfortable accommodation during difficult times and by providing them access to healthcare when it is most needed, can’t be done without you. We have served more than 14,000 families to date and more need your help by getting involved. There are many ways for you to join us in our mission dedicated to providing stability and vital resources to children in need.
Make a difference in the life of families who walk through our doors.
During the inauguration of our Ronald McDonald Family Room in March 2012 at the Saint Elisabeth Hospital, we celebrated our commitment towards helping improve the health and well-being of sick children by facilitating care that is family centered. We like to think of our Family Room as a small oasis within the hospital.. a place where hope grows and miracles blossom.
We cannot do this alone. We need you! Whether as a volunteer, sponsor or healthcare (hospital) partner your help is important to alleviating some of the strain on these families.
Contact us for more information on how to become a partner in this cause!
Your support to our cause is essential in achieving our goals. This support can be financial or by donating your time to one of our programs or activities.
Our volunteers are indispensable when running the Family Room’s day-to-day operations. They assist in organizing our annual fundraising events and supporting our operational manager with daily tasks and activities for families and hospitalized children.
If you are interested in donating your time, please contact geraldine.penso@rmhc-curaçao.org or call +5999 5613039 to find out what opportunities are available for you. Keep reading for further information and also check out our Events for a closer look at activities we organize annually.
Your donations and gifts go a long way in helping families with sick children
Your donations give a family the comfort, support and resources they need while their child is in the hospital. Our Ronald McDonald Family Room program is much more than just a place to sleep and eat. It gives parents a place to recharge, grab a bite to eat, take a shower or get some rest in the family room area just steps away from the children’s department.
In addition to cash donations, there are many other ways to contribute to RMHC Curaçao, all of which are valuable and can directly benefit us and any program we operate.
Operational Sponsorship / Inkind donationsWe want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our daily operational sponsors that keep our Family Room program afloat. These companies make our free daily breakfast possible and provide us with bulk household products.
Toy, Arts and Crafts & Food DonationsOur Ronald McDonald Family Room hosts hundreds of children a year, so the toys, arts and craft materials, books and games are all well used. During early mornings, families can enjoy a free breakfast prepared in our Family Room kitchen as well. Keeping our Family Room fully stocked depends also on the help of our community that extends a helping hand. Here are some items that our Family Room can use:
- Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels)
- Trash bags
- Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags
- Laundry detergent and fabric softener
- Cleaning products (sponges, dishwashing liquid)
- Bath and bedroom items (towels, shower curtains, sheets and pillow cases)
- Personal care products (deodorant, dental floss, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
- Entertainment products (games, movies, books, art supplies)