Ronald McDonald House of Springfield

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OUR VISION

Imagine a world in which all children were loved and not a single child was ill, abused, disadvantaged, disabled, or homeless. It’s the kind of world we all dream about.

Through the initiatives and programs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Massachusetts, we are working to make that vision a reality.

2018: A Year Filled with Hope

Did you know, in 2018 we provided over 8,700 nights of services, allowing families to remain by their sick child’s side? Click the link above to read more 2018 family statistics.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is to create, identify and support programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children and families in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, including operating its cornerstone programs, the Ronald McDonald House of New Haven Connecticut and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Massachusetts.

House Hero Levels

  • Bronze Hero $500 – $999
  • Silver Hero $1,000 – $2,499
  • Gold Hero $2,500 – $4,999
  • Diamond Hero $5,000 – $9,999
  • Platinum Hero $10,000 and up

Helping Families and Children

We’re proud to be helping children and families throughout Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and afar.

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut has been serving families since 1985.

Ronald McDonald House of Springfield opened its doors to the Western Mass. community in 1991.

Over $6 million in grants has been awarded to more than 400 local non-profit organizations.

Over $500,000 in college scholarships has been awarded to local high school students.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

“It’s always so hard making these trips to the hospital, but knowing we have such a wonderful place to stay sure helps a lot.”
~ Richardson, TX

“Thank you so much for this wonderful facility. Though our stay was short, after 14 long hours of travel by car, it was so nice to have a warm greeting and a ‘home’ to come to.”
~ Morris, TN

“Staying here made a big difference for our son, who is easily upset by change, to have such a warm hospitable place to stay”.
~ Schenectady, NY

Are you looking to schedule a MEAL or an ACTIVITY? Contact Skochii Polchlopek (413) 794-5683 or skochii@rmhc-wma.org with the date you have in mind.

We typically book events for two hours from 11:00am – 7:00pm daily.

All minors under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult. 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

If you are interested in becoming one of our special volunteers please see the following:

RMH-Springfield
Volunteer Information Skochii Bennett-Polchlopek, Community Engagement Coordinator – skochii@rmhc-wma.org

RMH-Connecticut
Volunteer Information Antonnique Robinson, Community Engagement Coordinator – arobinson@rmh-ct.org

Any Contribution Is Appreciated

However, reasons of health and safety, all items must be new. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always welcome. Please drop off between 9 am and 5 pm.

However, reasons of health and safety, all items must be new. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always welcome. Please drop off between 9 am and 5 pm.

Questions? Please call Antonnique Robinson, CT House Community Engagement Coordinator 203-777-5683 x404 or Skochii Bennett-Polchlopek, MA House Community Engagement Coordinator 413-794-5683

Cost for Guests

Families are asked to contribute $15 per night. For those unable to pay, there is no charge. In order to keep costs affordable, guests are asked to assist the other families with simple housekeeping chores.

Interested In Volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Volunteer Team please complete the  Volunteer Application.

Send your completed application to:

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
attn: Antonnique Robinson, Community Engagement Coordinator
860 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519

Or contact Antonnique at arobinson@rmh-ct.org or 203-777-5683 x404

OUR IMPACT

When children are sick and being treated at Springfield area medical facilities, the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® is a welcome “home away from home” for children and their families.  A dedicated group of volunteers assist a full time House manager to sustain the House. Families have the privacy of their own bedroom and bath and communal support of dining and recreation facilities. All the comforts of home.

We’re Here When You Need Us Most

When children need medical treatment and the hospital is a distance away, the last thing a family needs to worry about is a place to stay. That’s why the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® is here. Close to the hospital, affordable for everyone, filled with love, staffed by caring volunteers ready to assist in finding the support systems a family may need during a difficult time.

DID YOU KNOW?

It is easy to join RMHC’s mission to help children in your community. You can donate online, drop change in a RMHC Donation Box at McDonald’s, donate goods or services, become a sponsor, or volunteer your time.

Contact Info

Please call or fax the following numbers for more information:

Phone: (203) 777-5683
Fax: (203) 777-3082

Or you can e-mail the following people with specific questions:

Volunteer Opportunities
Antonnique Robinson, Community Engagement Coordinator (arobinson@rmh-ct.org)

Annual Fundraising Events & 3rd Party Fundraisers
Melissa Funaro, Development Manager (mfunaro@rmh-ct.org)

Interested in Sponsoring a Room?

Contact Richard Popilowski, Director Principle Major Gifts, at rpopilowski@rmhc-ctma.org or 203-362-9820 for more information.

TERMS OF ROOM SPONSORSHIP

— 5 years for $25,000
— 3 years for $15,000
— 1 year for $5,000

Connecticut House – Sponsor a Room Form

Springfield House – Sponsor a Room Form

For more information:

Contact Kelsey Nawaf,
Development Supervisor
Email: knawaf@rmhc-ctma.org

Contact Information

Address: 34 Chapin Terrace Springfield, MA 01107
Phone: (413) 794-5683
Fax: (413) 794-8199
Email: info@rmhc-wma.org

Delivering Poptabs

Drop Off at either House:

Seven days a week between the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00pm.

Mail or Ship to the Houses:

Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA
34 Chapin Terrace, Springfield, MA  01107

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
860 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519

Interested in Becoming Part of our Volunteer Committee

Please complete the Volunteer Application and send your completed application to:

Ronald McDonald House of Springfield
attn: Community Engagement Coordinator
34 Chapin Terrace
Springfield, MA 01107

Online Donations

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Drop off donations, or mail them to
Ronald McDonald House of Springfield
34 Chapin Terrace, Springfield MA 01107

Online Donations

Make RMH of Connecticut your charity of choice on smile.amazon.comAmazon.com Wishlist logo

Drop off donations, or mail them to
Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut
860 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT 06519

Our History

Since 1991 the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® has been one of an international network of over 300 Houses that have opened since the first House was established in Philadelphia in 1974. The non-profit corporation, Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA® was founded for the sole purpose of building and operating our House. Serving on the Board of Directors are representatives of the Junior League of Springfield, area McDonald’s® owners/operators, medical personnel, concerned parents and community volunteers. Read more

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board governs Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, Mass and is responsible for policy making, governance, and financial oversight. The Board hires the Executive Director who manages the ongoing operations including staffing, public relations, and fund raising. Read more

Staff

Staff keep the house running and manage the day to day activities. In addition, there are many volunteers, who team with the Staff to assist with family care and fund raising. Read more

THANK YOU SPONSORS

OUR FAMILIES

A Place to Call Home for Alexis
Rafaelo’s Story
Spencer’s Story

Spencer’s Story

“Our first visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut was actually to deliver a pantry donation. It wasn't until...
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Ana’s Story

Ana’s Story

Ana Valentina Lopez, a beautiful and energetic 9 year old from Ecuador, is receiving medical treatment and will be having...
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Rovelina & Massi

Rovelina & Massi

Why we are here…  Rovelina’s smile and laughter are contagious and lights up the entire room.  She is a 17-year-old...
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The Souffrant Family

The Souffrant Family

  Bernadette and her son Bergens Souffrant, who is just 11 years young, are here all the way from Haiti. ...
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The Zeigler Family

The Zeigler Family

Dericka Zeigler’s son, Naevius, was born at 29 weeks and two days. Living quite far from Yale, Dericka and her...
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Maria & Cesar

Maria & Cesar

Maria and her son Cesar are from the Dominican Republic and have been coming to the Ronald McDonald House of...
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Levi Stanis’ Story

Levi Stanis’ Story

Our son Levi was born December 20th, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born with a recessed chin...
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Irving & Ana

Irving & Ana

My son and I have been visiting The Ronald McDonald House for ten years. My son Irving Jose Acosta Contin...
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Hello from Cyprus!

Hello from Cyprus!

It has already been six years since we left the House and returned back to Cyprus, but you still cross my mind every single day. Without you, nothing would be the same.
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Hamid & Sanae

Hamid & Sanae

We would like to thank the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield for opening the door to us to be near our baby who was born at just 24 weeks.
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Xavier

Xavier

It has been a blessing to have my mother at my side, which was made possible thanks to the Ronald McDonald House.
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Yesenia Del Rosario Monsanto

Yesenia Del Rosario Monsanto

Yesenia Del Rosario Monsanto is 17 years old, she came from Curaçao to the U.S, on November 14th 2011.
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