Our Programs

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OUR PROGRAMS

RONALD McDONALD LEARNING PROGRAM®

Tailored tuition for children who have missed school through illness. A major concern when a child suffers a serious illness is they miss lengthy periods of schooling and can fall behind their peers.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program provides seriously ill children with a chance to help them catch up with their missed education and reach their true potential.

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program provides comprehensive assessment to determine each child’s learning strengths and needs. From these results an individual education plan is developed which includes tuition and speech or occupational therapy if required.

Results have been outstanding with parents and teachers reporting on improved academic performance, self esteem and confidence in the children returning back to school.

For more information please call the Ronald McDonald Learning Coordinator

THE CHARLIE BELL SCHOLARSHIP

The Charlie Bell Scholarship Program provides $5,000 towards vocational or tertiary studies for teenagers between 15-20 who have experienced a serious illness. Charlie Bell was the first Australian to become the global CEO of the McDonald’s Corporation. He was an inspirational leader and generous supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Community support makes it all possible and there are many ways to help us.  

Whether through donating your time as a volunteer, giving money or goods, or sponsoring the cost of providing a room for a family, becoming a tutor with the Learning Program, joining our Workplace Giving program or granting a bequest, rest assured that you are helping us give the gift of family to a seriously ill child, over and over again.  

Dinner Program

Most of us take cooking at home for granted.  Our Dinner  program provides a much-needed service to families who are supporting their sick children and whom often don't have the time, funds or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal.

Are you a corporate, community or social group that would like to participate?

Get together a group and help us make a real difference in the lives of seriously ill children.

DONATE NOW 

It’s quick and easy to do. You can donate as a one-off or you can become a regular donor.

Fundraise for the House

A great way to hold an event for a great cause. We welcome support from businesses, schools, clubs or individuals. Holding a Golf Day, Raffle, Morning Tea Gold Coin Donation, Dinner or another event are perfect ways to raise much needed funds.

In kind donations or services 

There are numerous ways to support the House with donated items or services. If you would like to know more about the items we need help with please contact the house directly.

In Celebration

If you have a special occasion coming up or are planning a party, why not consider a celebration donation. A great way for kids to consider giving back to the community by asking for gifts that can be donated to the House.

Regular Giving

Through Regular Giving you are joining with a team of compassionate people who are inspired to help their community. By doing so, you are making an investment in future generations so that seriously ill children are given the support they need to get well and prosper.egular Giving 

Bequests 

Find out how you can transform young lives by leaving a bequest in your Will. 

Everyday Hero

Set up an Everyday Hero page and dedicate your next run, walk or swim to us!

Room Sponsorship

Room Sponsorship is an ongoing annual commitment, with funds being used to maintain, repair and upgrade facilities in your designated room.

Projects

Contributing to a much needed project at the house.  If you would like to know more about our projects please contact the house directly.

Corporate Volunteer Days

Our Corporate Volunteering program provides your organisation with the opportunity to engage in a broader partnership with Ronald McDonald House Orange. It will be an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to interact with the families, along with our volunteers and staff, who contribute to make our House a ‘home away from home’. Your employees will have a chance to meet families and hear their remarkable stories whilst assisting in a variety of tasks ranging from administrative assistance, to housekeeping, gardening and house maintenance. This is your chance to have a much bigger impact in your community, and to make a real difference in helping us support seriously ill children and their families. Interested?

HOUSE TOURS

Our door is always open. Your group, organisation or business is welcome to book a House Tour and see first hand how the support of the community is helping families whilst their child is receiving medical treatment. The House is a happy place to be and children are welcome on the tours. Light refreshments are available if required. House representatives are also available as guest speakers at your meetings or events