During the holiday season, we want to make sure that the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House are able to give their children a fun and joy-filled holiday season. Gift cards are the best way to do this, allowing parents the opportunity to shop for gifts for their children, as well as taking care of basic needs such as clothing and groceries. The deadline for gift card donations is December 10th. Download our full instructions for more information. When you donate a gift card to RMH this year, it will bring joy to a family!
Collect Pull Tabs
Maryland’s only Ronald McDonald House has been collecting aluminum pull-tabs since 1996. Schools, service organizations, churches, businesses and individuals from all over the state and the country collect them for us.
The Groff Family started Kara Cares in mid 2014 as a way for our family to give back after receiving such great care, kindness, understanding, etc while staying at the Children’s House in late 2001. The Children’s House provided a level of protection and comfort that only those who use the facilities can understand.
As a family, we reach out to our networks and spread the word to save the tabs. Of course, people ask why we are saving the tabs and we are able to describe the Ronald McDonald House and how the funds from the tabs are used to put gas in the shuttles. Over the past 18 months, we have watched Kara Cares grow exponentially. In 2015, Mr. Russ Hurd and the Heather Hurd 5k joined forces and their program donated over 60 lbs of the total haul. They have tabs being mailed from all over the country, 9 states in all (for now)!!!