Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa

Our Impact

5,420 nights served in 2021.
$97 – our cost to house one family for one night.
3,401 to-go meals distributed in 2021.


Enriching the quality of life for children and their families.

Key Services Provided

We offer a place to call home at little to no cost, so that families can stay together. At our two House locations, one inside MercyOne Children’s Hospital and one near Blank Children’s Hospital families are only steps away from their critically ill children.

Key Audiences Served

We serve families who have children aged 21 years or younger utilizing a medical facility in the Des Moines area. Our families reside all across Central Iowa.

Ways to Give

  • Legacy planning/Appreciated Stock Volunteering at events
  • Serve on a committee
  • Online/Venmo
  • Host a Dip Jar at your business

Board of Directors

Paul Pick
Mike Bach
Cristina Kuhn
Ty Doggett
Nick Callison
Reynolds Cramer
Jason DeStigter
Sue Emich
Ty Weis
John Esser
Dr. Kyle Hickman
Neil Hyde
Dawn Gee
Jonathan Musser
Tammi Moller
Terry Nielsen
Dr. Matt Petty
Casey Port
Janelle Repp
Daniel Rothman
Kyle Spahr
Jed Pedersen
Steve Walsh
Tracy Whitaker
Alec Wilcox

1441 Pleasant St | Des Moines, IA 50314 | (515) 243-2111 |

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