Small Gifts Make a Big Difference at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

**Disclosure: As a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s I am being compensated for this post. However, all opinions are 100% mine.** 

I recently celebrated my 36th birthday! This year, in addition to gifting myself a small gift, I decided that I would also celebrate my birthday by making a monetary donation to a local charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas (RMHC). The older I get, the easier it is for me to understand just how important it is to seek out ways to help others. Now, I’m not wealthy, so I’m not able to make big gifts, but I know that small gifts can add up to make a big difference.

RMHC’s mission is to provide a “home away from home” for families from all over the state of Arkansas who are traveling to Little Rock so that their children can receive pediatric care for a serious illness. While these families are in Little Rock, RMHC provides them with a place to stay, meals to eat, a hot shower, a play place, and friendly faces.

A $10 donation to RMHC will cover a one-night stay for a family of four. While also providing the family with access to FREE laundry facilities, a private pantry, kitchen facilities, playground and play area for kids, and more. See, I told you a small gift can make a big difference at RMHC.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

Since I was celebrating my 36th birthday, I decided that I would donate $30 to RMHC. I was able to easily make my donation online. It feels good knowing that my small donation from the heart will cover three nights for a family coming to the Ronald McDonald House so their child can receive treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas

If you would like to help RMHC, here are several ways to give a gift.

  • Use the McDonald’s Donation Boxes found in McDonald’s restaurants and at the drive-thru. My son always asks me for change to put into the donation boxes whenever we are inside the restaurants. I usually give him the change from our order.Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas
  • Shopping from their Wishlist. There are many household and personal items needed for RMHC to carry-out their mission. You can help by purchasing these items and donating them to RMHC. There are two ways this can be done: one is by clicking here to view the wish list, going to the store to purchase the items and delivering them to RMHC (1501 W. 10th St. Little Rock, AR). Or, you can shop for the items through Amazon Wishlist using the link found here and Amazon will ship the items directly to RMHC.

These are just a few of the ways you can help RMHC with their mission of providing “A Home Away from Home.” There are so many more ways to help RMHC achieve their mission and these other ways can be found by visiting their website.

Happy Birthday to me and blessings for RMHC.


  • Reply The Gifted Gabber September 24, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Happy belated birthday! You are right – donating to that little box is so darn easy!
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    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thanks Amy!!! Donating to those little boxes is so easy to do. 🙂

  • Reply Mary September 25, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Going to McDonald’s in my neck of the woods is like declaring war. Northern Californians are super healthy, not all of us but in the circles, I run in snacking on fries isn’t accepted. I didn’t grow up eating fast food so I don’t really crave it, well sometimes I crave their fries and breakfast sandwiches but it always passes. I got a kick out of it when you became a McDonald’s ambassador, it shows me how different things are in other parts of our country and I, for one, love that kind of stuff. I know McDonald’s does great things in communities and even though I don’t partake I appreciate the brand and I love seeing your family outings there. Thanks for telling me about the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. Happy Belated Birthday My friend.

    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! 🙂 And I’m glad that I was able to introduce you to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

  • Reply nerline September 26, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Happy 36th birthday, doll! This is such a great cause. And a wonderful post too.
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    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!!! 🙂

  • Reply ricci September 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Happy belated Birthday to you!!! I love how easy it is to make a donation to our local Ronald McDonald House online!!

    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Ricci for the birthday wishes!!! It really is very easy to give to our local RMHC online and at McDonald’s.

  • Reply Stephanie ReadsWell September 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

    The most precious gifts are often the ones that are small. I celebrated my birthday in the same month–September. Belated happy birthday to you!!

    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Stephanie!!! Happy Belated Birthday to you as well 🙂

  • Reply Tamara September 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I really love this! I worked with RMHC recently and we had a bake sale to donate to them. I love their work.
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    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

      That’s wonderful that you were able to participate in a bake sale to raise money RMHC!!! 🙂

  • Reply LaKita September 27, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! Such a great thing for you to do and it is so easy to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. A lady that I used to work with was able to stay there when her son was in the hospital in a different city. It definitely eased the burden for her.
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    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Thanks, LaKita for the birthday wishes. It really is easy to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities and it’s such a great organization that has helped so many families across the United States.

  • Reply Akaleistar September 28, 2017 at 12:45 am

    What a great organization to support!
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    • Reply Sonya October 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

      It truly is 🙂

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