The Ronald McDonald House Charities, which serve and sustain families who need it most, will soon be receiving additional aid thanks to legislation filed by State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills).
“The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is a valuable part of our community that services over 29 counties in our region,” said Sen. Stoller. “The critical services that they provide to families dealing with the hardships of a sick child cannot be overstated.”
Senate Bill 81 adds the Ronald McDonald House Charities Fund to the list of state tax checkoff programs. A tax checkoff program allows Illinoisans to donate to a specific charity or cause by checking a box on their state income forms. With the addition of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Fund, there are now a total of six tax checkoff program options.
“The new tax checkoff that this legislation creates will help ensure that the Ronald McDonald House Charities are able to continue their vital work for the families of sick children,” said Sen. Stoller. “It is my honor to assist them with their mission of keeping families together while their child receives treatment.”
Senate Bill 81 was signed into law on Friday, July 9. On Wednesday, July 14, Sen. Stoller met with the CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, Amber Kaylor, at their headquarters to celebrate its signing.