Ronald McDonald House Iowa City seeks donations during
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is seen Wednesday at 730 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City.

Since its opening in 1985, the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City has provided families a place to stay while their child is receiving medical treatment at local hospital. 

Now, the Ronald McDonald House is seeking the community’s help as its kitchen is remodeled in the coming months. 

Shannon Greene, executive director at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois, said the kitchen remodel comes after the organization realized the house needed an update.

The organization has spent the last two years on a “head-to-toe refresh,” working on the guest rooms, common areas, flooring, painting and offices. 

“Now we’re to the big part, which is sort of the heart of the house, and that is our kitchen,” Greene said. “We know it’s time to modernize it a bit and make it more efficient.”