Caroling for Kids goes virtual

Caroling for Kids – a beloved holiday tradition at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region – is going virtual!

Five-year-old Addie, a cancer survivor whose family has spent many nights at the Albany Ronald McDonald House, kicked off the campaign with her very sweet rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Now, you can use your voice to help raise funds for “The House That Love Built” from the comfort and safety of home. To start, use your computer or smartphone to record yourself (or a small group) singing a favorite carol. See our Caroling for Kids song sheet for ideas.

Keep your performance brief (around a minute) and feel free to get creative. You can wear a festive outfit, incorporate holiday decorations, or even add a dance to go with your song! Once it’s recorded, simply post your video on your preferred social media platform or email it to family and friends with this message:

I’m caroling for kids to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. Enjoy my performance and please consider donating here: 

Not a singer? That’s okay. Addie will let you share her video to help spread the word, and you can donate in honor of Addie (or any other Caroling for Kids participant) at

Caroling for Kids is a great way to spread cheer and bring hope to families with sick children at the holidays and all year long. We hope you’ll be a part of this special tradition!