About the Program
The Adopt A Room Program allows you, your company, or organization to be the supporter of one of the 36 guest rooms in the Nashville Ronald McDonald House for one year. Your gift helps offset the cost to operate a guest room throughout the year.
The Impact of Our Program
By supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and the Adopt A Room Program, you can provide the most caring and practical support to families during this incredibly stressful time by providing a home-away-from-home. You will be helping give a sick or injured child the one thing they really need – their family.
Every year, more than 500 families find themselves at our front door because they are seeking lodging while their children receive top-notch healthcare in a Nashville area hospital. RMHC of Nashville’s mission is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a “home-away-from-home” for these families. We offer a safe haven and home-like atmosphere so families can focus on what matters most – their critically ill children.
The Adopt A Room Program ensures that the bedrooms at the Ronald McDonald House are beautifully kept, operated and maintained for families who need a comfortable place to stay while their child is receiving medical treatment. Your adoption for one year will help cover the costs associated with maintenance and upkeep of your room, ensuring it is always available for the families that stay with us each night. You could be directly supporting hundreds of families each year, making sure their room will always have necessities like a comfortable bed and clean linens. Your room will require updating at times and your support will help that make happen.
Families are asked to donate $15 per night to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. However, no family is ever turned away due to inability to pay. On average, 90% of the families cannot afford to donate $15, resulting in more than $180,000 in uncollected room revenue. Adopt A Room support levels are available for $5,500 or $7,500 per year for one of our 36 guest rooms in the Nashville Ronald McDonald House. Based on our average length of stay (27 nights), Adopt A Room Supporters directly affect the lives of many families each year who will call this room “home” while their child is receiving medical treatment at a Nashville area hospital.
Annual Support Levels
Adopt one of the 36 bedrooms in our House today! Both of these support levels will provide one year of services to the families that stay in this bedroom or suite.
A Bedroom Supporter: $5,500 tax deductible gift
Adopt one of our 33 standard bedrooms for a $5,500 annual support level. Your support provides a hotel-style guest bedroom just a few blocks from our local pediatric hospitals, including Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. While staying at the House families have access to a comfortable, private bedroom and bathroom with linens and toiletries, fully-stocked kitchens, home-cooked meals, pantry items, laundry facilities, two playrooms, an outdoor play area, computers with internet access, comfortable common spaces, as well as support from staff and volunteers.
An Extended Stay Suite Supporter: $7,500 tax deductible gift
Adopt one of our 3 extended stay suites for a $7,500 annual support level. Your support provides larger, more private accommodations for families that have an outpatient child who is recovering from a transplant and anticipate being at the House for a longer stay. Families not only receive larger guest rooms, but access to a private living room and kitchen, while enjoying all of the other amenities the House provides. These suites give families a deeper sense of normalcy as they live day-to-day at the House for an extended period of time.
When you decide to Adopt A Room at the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, we know that your support comes from the heart. We want to thank you on behalf of the families, as best we can.
We will recognize your support by providing the following benefits:
- prominent signage outside your adopted bedroom with your name/logo, which will be seen by thousands of visitors throughout the year
- an invitation to tour the Ronald McDonald House to see first-hand the impact you are making on our guest families’ lives
- an opportunity for a photo presentation of your adopted bedroom
- your company or group name/logo highlighting your bedroom adoption on our on our website www.rmhcnashville.com and social media platforms
- inclusion in a news release highlighting your support
- recognition of your bedroom adoption in one of our House Notes Newsletters (circ. 17,000)
- a tax deductible receipt for the calendar year of your payment
- an impact statement sent at the end of the year
- special permission to use Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville’s logo on your print and online materials
- since there are limited Adopt A Room opportunities, you will have the first right of renewal at the end of your commitment
“The Ronald McDonald House was our home away from home for 70 nights. We were so grateful to get to stay near Jordan while he was critical. Our experience left us with gratitude and a desire to help provide this blessing for others. We’re honored to sponsor a room in memory of Jordan.”
-Karen & Stephen Hackett, Nashville Ronald McDonald House Guests (2002) and Adopt-A-Room Supporters (since 2018)
Funds received as part of the Adopt A Room Program go to support the operations of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and are not specific to any one room. Please understand that donations or support do not convey any rights of ownership or control of your adopted room. Adopt A Room does not include event sponsorship contributions.