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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania (RMHC-MV&WPA) helps children and their families by providing two McFamily Respite Centers located within the two Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley locations. Additionally, RMHC-MV&WPA helps children by awarding grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations whose programs improve the quality of life for children and their families in our five county area (Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana in Ohio and Mercer, Lawrence in Pennsylvania). Every fall, RMHC-MV&WPA purchases new winter coats for children in need. RMHC-MV&WPA also participates in the RMHC Scholarship Program by awarding $2000 scholarships to selected applicants.

Since 1986, people who have shared the vison of RMHC-MV&WPA have become partners in helping us accomplish our mission. Generous donations are essential to ensure that RMHC-MV&WPA continues to provide quality care and services to families and to improve the health and well-being of children.


Donating to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania is easy! There are three ways to donate: online, through the mail, or through The Youngstown Foundation.


Make a donation by visiting PayPal - - you can donate even if you do not have a PayPal account. PayPal is a universally recognized internet payment merchant with a solid reputation of being secure and easy to use. Donations made to RMHC-MV&WPA through PayPal are safe, convenient and economical. Click the button below to make a donation.

Mail a Check

You can also make a gift of any amount with a check. All donations are used to help children in the Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania. Mail your gift to

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western PA
(checks can be made payable to RMHC-MV&WPA)
4900 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44512

The Youngstown Foundation

You can donate through The Youngstown Foundation by sending a check, with “RMHC-MV&WPA” written on the memo line of the check, to the address below. As an added bonus, The Youngstown Foundation will add 5% to your donation of $100 or more. So if you give $100, we will receive $105!

The Youngstown Foundation
PO Box 1162
Youngstown, OH 44501

Note: Make sure “RMHC-MVWPA” is written on the memo line


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pennsylvania, Inc, is an Ohio nonprofit corporation that is classified by the IRS as exempt under IRS Section 501(c)3. Therefore, donations from individuals and corporations may qualify for maximum tax benefits allowable by the IRS. Please consult with your tax advisor.

The total amount of ALL donations are used to support children’s programs in the Mahoning Valley and Western Pennsylvania.