What Are the Ronald McDonald House Charities?


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Ronald McDonald House Charities operates 349 Ronald McDonald Houses and 196 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms throughout 60 countries around the world. The charity also operates 50 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles and provides grants for child-focused non-profit organizations. In addition, Ronald McDonald House Charities offers scholarships for U.S. students.

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Ronald McDonald Houses provide free or low-cost lodging and meals for families with hospitalized children. The homes have private bedrooms and playrooms for children, and some houses also have special suites designed for children with suppressed immune systems. Similarly, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer rooms for families to rest and relax near their sick children. Family Rooms offer shower facilities, sleeping rooms, kitchen areas and laundry facilities.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles provide medical care for children and families in vulnerable communities around the world. Staff on these mobile buses provide care for free to families without insurance.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides grants for a diverse number of child-focused causes. Past recipients include the Burma Humanitarian Mission, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Children’s Alliance.

Ronald McDonald House Charities has collected more than $200 million through its donation boxes located in all McDonald’s restaurants and other locations. The charity served 5.7 million children and their families in 2014 alone.

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