Adopt a Room

Stability for families, so they can focus their energy and attention on their child.

What is Adopt A Room?
Adopt A Room is a project for Wichita’s Ronald McDonald House in which the guest rooms of the House are “adopted” for a specific period of time to help provide:

  • All the comforts of home, a short distance from the hospital. In addition to guest rooms with private baths, the families also have access to a kitchen stocked with donated food items, comfortable sitting areas with televisions, play areas and laundry facilities.
  • Ongoing support from caring volunteers, staff and other families with sick children facing the same fears and hopes.
  • Stability for families, so they can focus their energy and attention on their child.

Without our Houses, these families might be sleeping in hospital waiting rooms or their cars, as most families can’t afford a hotel for days, weeks or months, especially under the financial stress of mounting medical bills.

Any individual, family, organization, business, corporation or foundation can participate in the Adopt a Room program for the Ronald McDonald House in Wichita.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita is proud to recognize Adopt A Room sponsors in the following ways:
  • Recognition on our website.
  • An invitation to tour our Houses to see first-hand how their investment at work.
Please contact Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita at 316-269-4182 for additional information on the Adopt A Room program or email Charity Heizer at

The Adopt A Room program was established by the Charles and JoAnne McIlwaine Foundation when they offered a matching grant aimed at challenging other businesses and foundations to support Wichita's Ronald McDonald Houses. Actively involved with RMHC Wichita, the McIlwaines saw the difference the Ronald McDonald House had on the lives of the families staying there. Since then, hundreds of companies and foundations have accepted the McIlwaine Foundation's challenge and contributed more than $1 million to support our Ronald McDonald House program.

Thank You to our 2018 Adopt A Room Partners:

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation
  • Wichita Wagonmasters
  • Baughman Foundation
  • Community Health Charities of Kansas
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Lewis Humphreys Charitable Trust
  • The CarMax Foundation
  • Golden State Foods Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
  • Dodge City Area Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Spirit AeroSystems - Good Neighbor Fund