Hospitality a la Carte

Delivering a Smile to Patients and Their Families

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley is committed to serving as many families of critically ill children as possible; however, not every family served at our local hospitals have a need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

The Hospitality a la Carte Program is designed to support families who have children healing in the hospital. As a part of this program, Happy Wheels Carts stroll through area hospital hallways, providing comfort as parents focus on their children.

Serving both out of town and local families, Hospitality a la Carte supports individuals who spend hours on end at the hospital with their critically ill child. It provides a bit of comfort as our volunteers push it through the hospital hallways offering a toy, treat or refreshment to patients and visitors alike.

Items Served on the Cart Include:

  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tea
  • Juice Boxes
  • Small Water Bottles
  • Granola Bars
  • Individual Cookies, Crackers, Trail Mixes
  • Toys

The Hospitality a la Carte program is free of charge (donations accepted). Besides the immediate needs these small tokens can meet, they provide simple reminders to the families that they have a network of supporters during such a challenging time.

Volunteer opportunities to man the cart are available at:

  • Deaconess Gateway Pediatrics & Deaconess Riley Children’s Services – Newburgh, IN
  • EasterSeals Rehab Center – Evansville, IN
  • Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center – Jasper, IN
  • St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children – Evansville, IN
  • The Women’s Hospital – Newburgh, IN

For more information about this unique volunteer opportunity, contact our Volunteer and Guest Services Manager, Carol Pace: (812)402-7642, ext. 305 or email