Ronald McDonald Family Room
Idaho Falls, ID
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is open and serving families with sick children. While we are currently unable to have in-person volunteers at the Family Room, there are still many other ways to help:
Make a Donation
Your financial support of the Family Room goes a long way to ensure we can meet every family’s needs. Consider making a gift today.
Family Room Wish List
Providing wish list items for the Family Room is a great way to support families with sick children at EIRMC. Please check our wish list and pick up one or two items the next time you’re at the store! Items can be dropped off during the Family Room’s regular hours (9 am – 9 pm, 7 days a week). We also have an online wish list where items can be ordered and shipped to the Family Room at 3200 Channing Way, Ste 106 Idaho Falls, ID 83404.
Sign Up to Provide a Meal
Feeding families with sick children at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is a huge part of what we do at the Ronald McDonald Family Room. We provide three meals a day to families in the pediatric areas of the hospital. In order to provide these meals, we rely on support from the community.
You can help us ensure families are well fed and supported by sending meals to the Family Room. You can order from local restaurants or even provide gift cards, a great way to support local families. Sign up to provide a meal here.
Notes of Encouragement
Even the smallest gestures can go a long way to make a family feel a little less alone during their child’s medical fight. A great way to show your support is by decorating notes of encouragement and adding chapstick or lotion for us to hand out to families.
Our CORE volunteers are individuals who make a long-term commitment to volunteer two to four times a month on a regular shift. CORE volunteers will often work at the front desk or come in regularly to bake and/or prepare meals. If you’re interested in becoming a CORE volunteer for the Family Room, please reach out to Nari at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-227-2898.
Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases
Updated May 11, 2021. We are monitoring this situation and will continue updating the information below. Please check back regularly for updates.
Based on current information we have today as it pertains to COVID risks and best practices from state and federal health organizations, and following our operational policy (which aligns us with our partner hospitals processes during a pandemic), in-person volunteer shifts at the Family Room are suspended until further notice. The suspension of in-person volunteer opportunities, including meals, will not be lifted until restrictions are lifted for some of the volunteering and visitation policies at our partner hospitals.
This is disappointing to all of us, as our volunteers are the heart of making our programs work. We will continue to find ways during this strange time to keep you involved and engaged as an active part of the RMHC family.
Find updates, resources, and local information on coronavirus here.