Ronald McDonald House - Fort Smith
Next to Mercy Hospital Fort Smith
RMHC of Arkoma is excited to announce the addition of an eleven-bedroom Ronald McDonald House in Fort Smith! The 8,500 square foot Ronald McDonald House will provide many amenities for families in addition to the eleven overnight suites with full baths, including a laundry room, kitchen, and fully stocked pantry, dining room, playroom with outdoor playground, media room, and covered porch for relaxing. Located on the campus of Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, next to the Labor & Delivery Tower, families will be walking distance away from their child during their hospital stay.
The Ronald McDonald House is designed to provide a place of comfort to families of children ages 21 and under who are being treated at Mercy Hospital, all at no cost to families. In addition, the House will increase service to local families by a projected 300%, allowing even more families to be present and involved in their child’s treatment and recovery in the hospital. To learn more about the new House or to make a donation, visit: http://thefortsmithhouse.com
How You Can SupportPurchase a Home of Hope
A gift that brings comfort to families, including your own.
Share your symbol of comfort with families and friends:
- Memorialize a loved one
- Celebrate a family member or friend
- Honor your family name
- Recognize your organization
When you do, you will:
- Give stressed parents nights of stay near their child in the hospital.
- Give families a hot meal when they return to the House at night.
- Create a “home-away-from-home” for families who have no other options.
- Have permanent symbol of love and honor inside Ronald McDonald House
We invite you to support a family with your own “Home of Hope.” The Homes will be installed in our hall of hope to inspire comfort for the brave families we serve. Learn more.
With the construction and establishment of a larger floor plan, the New Ronald McDonald House presents an opportunity for individuals and companies to sponsor the annual operations of one of many family areas. To sponsor and name an available space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families with children undergoing medical treatment deserve a supporting and comforting space to stay close. Contributions to the ‘bringing comfort home to Fort Smith’ capital campaign sends a message of hope and strength to families in a time when they need it most.
Wish List Needs
We will keep our House & pantry stocked, to keep families fed no matter their schedule. Coﬀee in the middle of the night, a quick snack between feedings–whatever they need, we need your help to provide. We are incredibly grateful for our friends in the community who help provide families with the daily necessities that make their stay a comfortable one.
Items may be dropped off at:
7301 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR
Labor & Delivery Tower.
Any Day, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Call (479) 314-8030 to arrange a curbside drop-off.
1333 Arapaho Ave, Suite C, Springdale, AR
Mon-Thur, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Fri, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Call (479) 756-5600 to arrange a curbside drop-off.
Join Our Team!
The team of RMHC of Arkoma serves in many ways, helping to make this organization a comfortable and supportive place for our families. Should you choose to give some of your time and talents to the House, either as a volunteer or Guest Services Manager, we are certain that it will be a memorable and rewarding experience. The caring and cheerful volunteers and staff of RMHC of Arkoma are the first voices families hear on the telephone and the first smiling faces they see at the door. Help us bring comfort to families in the River Valley!
Anyone aged 18 years and older may apply for volunteer service. We ask that volunteers work regularly scheduled shifts, but we do allow for some flexibility of scheduling. Shifts are available seven days a week and include times of 9am – 12pm, 12pm – 3pm, 3pm – 6pm and 6pm – 9pm. Volunteers span all ages and have varied backgrounds, which is an advantage to our House. We will try to match skills and interests with the work and projects that need to be completed. Most importantly, we seek people who are eager to provide friendly, sincere support to our families.
House Volunteer Duties:
Many services of volunteers are needed including; office assistance, greeting, and hospitality, conducting House tours, cleaning and stocking the kitchen, staffing special events, mailings, or fundraising. We will make every effort to match you to an assignment with which you will feel comfortable.
House Volunteer Requirements:
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide evidence of vaccine
- Must be fully vaccinated against seasonal flu virus and able to provide evidence of when the vaccine was received
- Complete an application and provide references
- Complete a mandatory criminal background check; required for all volunteers 18 years and older
- Complete a volunteer interview, orientation, and tour
- Receive on-the-job training with an experienced volunteer
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions: email@example.com or (479) 314-8030.
This is a non-exempt, part-time position offering 15-26 hours per pay period. Shifts are determined by the Program Director with day, night, weekends, and holidays required. The RMH is staffed 24 hours a day with overnight shifts available, 7 days a week.