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RMHC Overview
Información General Sobre RMHC

RMHC provides sick children what they need the most... their families.

  • RMHC supports children and families by delivering programs and services in more than [statictotalcountries] countries and regions.
  • [centsondollar] cents of every dollar spent by the global office of RMHC is used to fund RMHC programs in local communities across the globe.
  • McDonald's has been the RMHC Mission Partner since the first Ronald McDonald House was built in Philadelphia in 1974.
  • In 2016, RMHC impacted the lives of more than [childrenimpacted] million children and their families around the world.
  • Families saved an estimated $830,110,411 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal expenses due to the presence of Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs.
RMHC Core Programs

RMHC supports the critical needs of children through its family-centered programs.

  • The Ronald McDonald House program provides support and resources that helps keep families close. This proximity helps families participate in important medical decisions.
    • There are [totalhouses] Ronald McDonald Houses in [housecountries] countries and regions.
  • The Ronald McDonald Family Room program, located in the hospital just steps away from a child’s bedside, provides a place for families to relax, regroup and regain the strength they need to support their child.
    • There are [totalfr] Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in [frcountries] countries and regions.
  • The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program brings critical medical and/or dental services directly to children who live in vulnerable communities. This fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles not only provide screenings, like many mobile health units, but also provide treatment and referrals for ongoing medical or dental care.
    • There are [totalcm] Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles in [cmcountries] countries and regions.
Ronald McDonald House Impact

RMHC programs support families by providing stability and the vital resources they need to focus on what’s most important – their child.

  • Through the Ronald McDonald House program, RMHC is the world’s leading NGO supporting the accommodation needs of families with children while receiving hospital care. At least one RMHC core program provides care for families being served at [hospitalscovered]% of the top children’s hospitals worldwide.
  • The House program affords families opportunities to interact more meaningfully with their child’s care team. The organization supports family-centered care by:
    • Bridging access to top medical care for seriously ill children who must travel long distances;
    • Providing families with emotional and physical comfort and support;
    • Enhancing the child’s and family’s hospital experience;
    • Improving the family’ coping and cohesion, and the child’s recovery and outcomes.
  • Now, published research underscores the role the Charity plays in keeping families together during times of medical crises through its Houses.
    • A strong majority of hospital administrators worldwide agreed that Ronald McDonald Houses play a significant and important role for families.
    • Over 90% agreed that Ronald McDonald Houses reduced stress and costs to families.
    • Accommodation needs are a significant stressor for families of critically ill children, particularly when they are traveling far distances. RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program help alleviate some of this stress.
    • Families attribute their ability to stay together to the Ronald McDonald House program and believe it significantly affects psychological well-being and their child’s recovery.
    • Caregivers who stay at a Ronald McDonald House report significantly higher levels of involvement in their child’s care and more positive hospital experiences.
    • Accommodations provided by the Ronald McDonald House program enhance pediatric patients’ quality of life.
    • Parents who sleep at a Ronald McDonald House enjoy greater sleep quality than those who stay at the pediatric bedside.
    • RMHC helps improve family coping and resiliency during pediatric hospitalization.
Other RMHC Programs

RMHC thinks globally and acts locally to make a measurable difference in the lives of children and families:

  • RMHC programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of children in each country. Some of these programs include:
    • Ronald McDonald Learning Program: 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.
    • RMHC Philippines Bright Minds Read Program: Through a partnership with the Department of Education, this program has helped to improve the quality of public education by teaching [brightmindsimpact] children to read.
    • RMHC Global Grants Program: Over the last [globalgrantyears] years, the global office of RMHC has invested over $[globalgrants] million in grants to other non-profit organizations who are addressing the critical needs of children. Partner organizations include Andean Health and Development, Lwala Community Alliance, and ORBIS International among others.
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Volunteer -- Make a difference in the families who walk through our doors

Volunteers make the difference in the lives of all the families that come through our doors - cooking, hosting, listening, nurturing, or by simply being there and helping out in any way they can. Contact your local Chapter to find out what opportunities are available near you.


Start a Raise Love Fundraiser -- Give the gift of togetherness with family and friends

Whether you like to juggle, play the clarinet, or give hugs, you can give the gift of togetherness to families served by RMHC. Start a fundraiser and raise funds for RMHC by doing whatever you love.

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