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Our Impact

Every program and service you help us support gives families with sick children more tools to cope.

RMHC programs help alleviate some financial burdens for families with sick children. We help our families save over $930 million each year in lodging and meal costs alone.

Our global reach supports communities throughout the world.

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Countries and regions

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Core programs worldwide

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Millions

of families supported globally

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90% of top children’s hospitals around the world are home to at least one RMHC core program.

90% of top children’s hospitals around the world are home to at least one RMHC core program.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) supports local Chapters by helping provide vital services and compassionate care to children and their families.

Through the generous support of our donors, we help increase the number of services and programs to help even more families with sick children each year.

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Growing globally to serve more families

In 2018, we continued to expand our programs to fulfill the unmet needs of families around the world. Systemwide, 5 new Ronald McDonald House programs opened and 8 House programs increased sleeping rooms. 21 new Ronald McDonald Family Room programs opened and one new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was launched.

Growing globally to serve more families

In 2018, we continued to expand our programs to fulfill the unmet needs of families around the world. Systemwide, 5 new Ronald McDonald House programs opened and 8 House programs increased sleeping rooms. 21 new Ronald McDonald Family Room programs opened and one new Ronald McDonald Care Mobile was launched.

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536,000+ volunteers dedicate their time and talent around the world, allowing Chapters to direct more donation dollars to other areas of programming that support families and children.

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Our global offerings support local needs

Some RMHC programs are locally tailored to make a measurable difference in the lives of families and children. A sample of these additional programs include:

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Ronald McDonald Learning Program, RMHC Australia

For thousands of children in Australia who are treated for serious illnesses, the impact of hospitalization, medications, and lengthy convalescence means that many fall behind in their studies. This program helps children catch up on their learning, helping them reach their full potential.

Ronald McDonald Learning Program, RMHC Australia

For thousands of children in Australia who are treated for serious illnesses, the impact of hospitalization, medications, and lengthy convalescence means that many fall behind in their studies. This program helps children catch up on their learning, helping them reach their full potential.

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Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit Learning Centers, RMHC Philippines

Accredited social workers and community volunteers facilitate lessons and group activities for the children to learn basic skills through fun and engaging activities. Learning centers are built in areas where they are most needed through a partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units. To date there are 32 active learning centers throughout the Philippines.

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Ronald McDonald Learning Centre, RMHC Malta

Hosts a range of services and programs for children and teens with learning or social challenges and their families. The Learning Centre features:
• A safe and therapeutic learning environment for children
• Training rooms
• Activity areas
• Fully-equipped learning kitchen
• Consultation room

Ronald McDonald Learning Centre, RMHC Malta

Hosts a range of services and programs for children and teens with learning or social challenges and their families. The Learning Centre features:
• A safe and therapeutic learning environment for children
• Training rooms
• Activity areas
• Fully-equipped learning kitchen
• Consultation room

Building exterior, windows, lettering in blue "Ronald McDonald Learning Centre"

Ronald McDonald Family Cabins, RMHC Norway

In collaboration with the Stine Sofie Foundation, Norway is home to an innovative coping center for children who have experienced violence and abuse. Children and safe family members or safe caregivers stay together in five residential Ronald McDonald Family Cabins while receiving education to strengthen relationships and develop skills that contribute to more resilience in everyday life. Since 2016, the Ronald McDonald Family Cabins have accommodated over 700 children and their families.

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Help us continue to support families throughout the world.

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