What We Do

Each year hundreds of families call Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri their “home-away-from-home” for one day, one month, and sometimes even longer. Our House cannot cure children, but it can provide a place where parents can be comforted while staying within close proximity to where their child is receiving medical treatment, and this can make a remarkable difference to a child bravely battling an illness. At our House, families — often including the children receiving care — can sleep, eat, relax and find support from others in similar situations. Families are asked for a small, nightly donation; however no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

Why We’re Great

The Ronald McDonald House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is sick or injured the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

Why We Deserve Your Support

Ronald McDonald Houses are known around the world as “Houses that Love Built” because of the tremendous outpouring of community support that makes each House possible. Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Missouri contributes to Columbia’s reputation for outstanding quality of care and helps support those families traveling great distances for medical treatment. As a private charity, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Mid-Missouri is supported entirely by the generosity of individuals, businesses, organizations and private foundations.

What We Need

Last year more than 300 individuals and groups of individuals provided over 1,500 hours of volunteer service in support of the Ronald McDonald House. Volunteer information and a wish-list can be found on our website at rmhcmidmo.org.

Executive Director:

Terri Gray

Years in Service:



3501 Lansing Avenue
Columbia, Missouri 65201







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