Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House provides a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill children and their families.  It acts as an extension of care for six world-renowned Baltimore hospitals: University of Maryland Medical Center; R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; Johns Hopkins Hospital; The Rubin Institute at Sinai Hospital; Kennedy Krieger Institute and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.  Last year, families throughout the state of Maryland, 45 states and 22 countries sent their families to Maryland’s Ronald McDonald House.  There is only one Ronald McDonald House in the entire state of Maryland and it has temporarily housed more than 35,000 people since it opened in 1982.  The house serves families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ronald McDonald House has been collecting aluminum pull-tabs since 1996.  They take the pull-tabs to a local recycling center where they are weighed and redeemed per pound.  The money is used to purchase gas for their shuttles that take families to and from local hospitals.

Tabs can be collected from every soda, soup, and food can.  Once we collect a substantial amount of tabs at Grace Church, a member of the outreach team will deliver them to the Ronald McDonald House.

If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact the parish administrator by email at or by phone at 301-865-3270.

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