Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa
Enriching the lives of children and families.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa is a non-profit organization that serves families who have children at the age of 21 or younger who are utilizing a medical facility. We provide housing, food, facility use, laundry services, etc. in the heart of Downtown Des Moines to allow families to stay close to their hospitalized children.
Primarily we serve families in Iowa. However, anyone in the world who comes to Des Moines for health care would be eligible for service.
Why we deserve the makeover
We currently have an 18-bedroom House located near Blank Children's Hospital and due to the high demand of our services we are in the process of building a second 14-bedroom House on 4th floor of MercyOne Hospital. With the new build there comes an increase of staff, new equipment, updates, and more. The winnings of this contest will allow both of our Houses to run more efficiently and effectively by supplying us with much-needed technology resources like copiers and printers with scanning functions, and (if we win first place!), some new computers and services.
We have served over 559 families within the last year and we could serve nearly double that next year. More efficient technology will make record keeping, marketing, and donation tracking more secure and systematic.