365 Giving Tree Program

There’s something special and incredibly significant about a family tree. Its roots are firmly planted, and its branches vary in age. Some branches are young, and new, while others have been there a while and serve as the tree’s strength and foundation.

At the Ronald McDonald House, we too have a family tree. Its branches hold the leaves of the people that make it possible to keep families close. Each leaf indicates a donation given for a family to stay near their hospitalized child. Every year, we work to add new leaves, to strengthen what we do each day.

A $365 gift to RMHC South Dakota is incredibly significant. Though it may seem small when broken down (just $1 per day for the year!), it’s worth is invaluable! The value of a family stay is about $50 per night, so your gift provides a temporary home for a little over a week—a common length of stay for a family dealing with pediatric cancer chemotherapy treatments. Or, accident recovery, an unexpected NIC-U stay, and much more.

We hope you’ll choose to partner with us!

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This Giving Tree is located at 24th Street Ronald McDonald House near Avera

Your $1 per day donation keeps families close while their child is receiving care at one of the medical facilities in the Sioux Falls area.

As an Annual 365 Giving Tree donor you will receive:

– A cherry wood plaque and a gold leaf indicating the year of your gift for every year you donate.

– A large leaf on our Giving Tree walls at each house with your business or family name on it.

– Recognition on our 365 Giving Tree web page.

– Business name recognition as an Annual 365 Giving Tree donor in our annual newsletter to over 9,000 families.

Show Your StripesA “Show Your Stripes Day” at your business. Up to 10 pairs of iconic Ronald McDonald red & white striped socks for your staff to wear and keep, pictures of your team wearing them, and social media posts to our over 4,000 followers.