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Community Fundraising Events

Anyone Can Host a Community Fundraising Event

It's a wonderful way to support families with seriously-ill children.  Community Events Calendar

You can raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in your own community

Get your co-workers together or rally your friends and family to support families with seriously-ill children. Energetic groups from across the upper Midwest – including former families, work groups, sports teams and students – support us by hosting fundraisers on our behalf. From 5K runs to fishing tournaments to car shows, these events put the fun in fundraising. Planning and hosting a fundraiser allows you to do something you enjoy while simultaneously making a positive impact on families. 

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One-time volunteer opportunities

Many of our community events have one-time volunteer opportunities, which are a fun and exciting way to help support our mission. The Hot Chocolate Run, RBC Race for Kids and the Minnesota Wild are a few examples. Email us for more information.

Interested in hosting a Community Fundraising Event?


Jordan Marie Quayle
Senior Director of Community Involvement

Marge Kajer
Development Assistant

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Calendar: Community Fundraising Events

View our complete listing of community fundraising events.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K


Saturday, April 14
Boom Island Park, Minneapolis

The Hot Chocolate 15/5k series at Boom Island Park is making its way back to Minneapolis on April 14. Different from previous races, RMHC-UM will be paid per volunteer this year. Volunteers will be able to choose their position (aid station or Hot Chocolate tent) when registration opens. Ready to sign-up? Click on the link below:


MYAS Tournament


April 14 & 15
Various times
Area schools

MN Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) Is conducting an In-Kind donation drive at sites involved in their upcoming basketball tournament. Represent RMHC-UM at the collection booth and thank participants.

More info

Village Green Splash Day

Volunteer or participate

April 1st - May 19th
Village Green properties

A booth with RMHC-UM info will be available. Volunteers will thank participants at the event. We are looking for volunteers to staff the booth at these sites:

  • April 28th 11am-2pm: The Burlington in St. Paul, MN 55108
  • May 3rd 5-8pm: Soo Line City in Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • May 10th time TBD: White Pines in Shakopee, MN 55379
  • May 10th 6-7:30pm: International Village in Bloomington, MN 55420
  • May 10th 5:30-9pm: The Penfield in St. Paul, MN 55101
  • May 12th 3-6pm: Millennium at West End in St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • May 17th 4:00-7:00pm: Grand Pre East in Little Canada, MN 55117
  • May 19th 12-3pm: the Pointe at Cedar Grove in Eagan, MN

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Valvoline “Driven to Give” Campaign


Month of May
All 47 corporate-owned Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores in MN

RMHC-UM is the benefiting charity for May’s Driven to Give campaign at Valvoline Instant Oil Change stores. After getting an oil change, you can donate any amount. 100% of proceeds come directly to RMHC-UM. Last year over $39K was raised!

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Twin Cities Featherlite Fill-the-Trailer


Event: Saturday, July 14
4 – 8pm
10881 260th St, Elko, MN

Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House. Help fill the trailer. Earn raffle tickets for prizes at the event. Donations accepted now thru event on July 14. Animals of Walton's Hollow - pony rides/petting zoo. Food trucks - Turbo Taco, Smashed Food Truck and Rolands BBO. LIVE music from Dave McElroy starting at 6pm. Giveaways starting the week of the event.

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7th Annual Bags 4 Bob Bean Bag Tournament


Saturday, September 8
Jack and Jim’s in Duelm, MN

In memory of Robert Miller. A bean bag tournament for a great cause. Last year, with over 100 teams and many friends and family spectating, this event raised over $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest. Enjoy the tournament, drop off poptabs, and shop a fantastic silent auction.

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Robert Brown III Memorial Car and Motorcycle Show


Sunday, September 9
11am – 3PM
Fleming Field Airport / 1725 Henry Ave, South St. Paul, MN

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind car and motorcycle show, live music, food, vendors, swap meet and silent auction. This event raises over $11K for the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Saint Paul.

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