Frequently Asked Questions
What is Walk for Kids?
Walk for Kids™ is an annual fundraiser to support families receiving comfort, care and support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. This fun, family-friendly event calls on volunteers, companies, and donors within their local community to keep families close when they need it the most.
How do I get started?
Simply register online.
What Health guidelines will you follow?
The Walk for Kids event will take place in-person following all guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. In the case that the in-person event must be canceled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.
What if I still need help?
Reach out to Amanda Casalegno, Event Manger at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org with all your questions.
If I participated last year, will my information be saved in the system?
Yes! All your information from last year can be carried over to this year's event.
If you are a returning participant: Log In using your user name and password from the previous year. The system will recognize your account and request your previous password. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password to reset it. You will then be asked to register for this year's event with your previous information auto filled for a quicker registration process.
Why do you ask for my address during registration?
Your address is required during our registration process as we use this information to mail the Walk for Kids registration gift. You registration gift will be be sent directly to the address provided by the participant at the time of registration. Prizes will not be sent to P.O. Boxes. It is the responsibility of the walker/participant to update their address should they move. All your information from last year will be carried over to this year's event.
What does "goal amount" mean?
During registration, you are asked to enter a goal amount for your Walk for Kids account and/or team account. This is the fundraising goal that you set for yourself or your team to appear on your fundraising page. This is your fundraising goal and what you aim to raise in donations for the Walk, but you will not be held accountable for this amount and it can be changed at any time in your Participant Center when you log in.
Why should I register?
The registration fee provides care, comfort, and support to families, staying at Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles, so that they can focus on what’s most important—the health of their child.
Is my registration fee tax deductible?
The IRS does not consider registration fees for charity walks to be tax deductible, as you are receiving entry to the event, as well as merchandise, in exchange for your contribution.
Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?
Yes it does! Although your registration fee is not tax deductible as explained in the previous question, it does count towards your fundraising total.
If I am already registered, do I need to register my spouse and children?
Everyone who wishes to participate in the Walk, must register individually. Child registration are always free.
This is my first-time fundraising — do you have any tips?
Whether you are new to fundraising or have been doing this for several years, our team is here to help! You can get tips and ideas to make the most of your efforts by visiting our Fundraising Tips page or contact Amanda at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org to create your own fundraising plan.
My company is interested in becoming a sponsor, who do I contact?
Please contact Amanda Casalegno, Event Manager at 323-644-3082 or ACasalegno@rmhcsc.org to learn more.
I would like to Volunteer to help with the Walk for Kids, who do I contact?
We are always looking for help before, day of, and after the Walk for Kids. Please email email@example.com to join us.
Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles
Attn: Amanda Casalegno
Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029