City of Fort Smith Spotlight of the Month is..

Ronald McDonald House Charities Arkoma


What a fantastic organization to have right here in FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS!!!!!!! Their main mission is to create, find and support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

They believe in fostering the well-being and progress of young lives. Through their programs, they help to ensure a brighter future for the generation of tomorrow. They currently provide dental care to children through their Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and a “home away from home” for families of ill or injured children through Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in Fort Smith, Rogers and in Fayetteville through their Ronald McDonald House.

The “Family Room” is designed to provide a place of rest and relaxation to families of children ages 21 and under who are being treated at Mercy Hospital. They support both daytime visitors and overnight guests. Communal sitting areas, dining room, fully stocked kitchen, laundry room and four bedrooms are just part of what the Ronald McDonald Family Room has to offer, all at no cost to families.

This wonderful organization does have a wish list. Things they can use are: travel size toiletries, snack food items, office supplies, stamps, and cleaning products. You can check their facebook page as additional needs are updated regularly. If you have any questions are would like to volunteer please contact Emma at

You can help make a difference – I did!  - Wendy Mathis