Our New Home
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida’s 31-bedroom home served 791 families in 2021 who stayed for an average of 94 days. Our House is at 100% occupancy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — with a lengthy waitlist. In 2021, we turned away 1,962 families. Moving our Ronald McDonald House program to a new location, with a capacity for 50 family suites, allows us to serve 682 additional families per year.
You can help us grow in many ways. Your gift to our new Home will ensure that families with ill children can have the support they need while their children are receiving life-saving medical care at our Children’s Hospital.
Make a Difference
Phase II finalizes our goal of a three-story building to encompass 30 additional rooms (for a total of 80 rooms) and a comprehensive range of facilities that accommodate dedicated staff, volunteers, and families. Donation(s) to the expansion of our House will require commitments totaling just over $10,000,000.
With help, you, your family, your business, or your collaboration with multiple donors can be essential to keeping children near the care they need. Adopt a room and gain the opportunity to name that corresponding space after someone. Your gift plays an integral role in opening the door for more families to stay with us and find community, health, and peace during a difficult time.
Visiting Chef Kitchen
A kitchen provides nourishment to families when they return from a day at the hospital. The Visiting Chef kitchen is a special place for friends in the community to prepare a meal for families staying at RMHC, and with the expansion, will allow families to cook together even when Visiting Chefs are creating a meal.
A room for hugs, quality time spent together and creating loving memories that will never be forgotten. The living room is central to comfort and relaxation in a home-like setting away from the medical environment to just get away for a moment.
Other Administrative Offices
Our administrative personnel serves families with the utmost care and concern. They play a vital role in the lives of families staying at our House by ensuring they experience a sense of comfort, normalcy, friendship, and compassion!
A peaceful oasis where families and children can enjoy the outdoors, play, and share stories. The Central Courtyard brims with opportunities for kids to be kids, whether that looks like riding tricycles around on the sidewalks or delighting in a picnic with family and friends.
Sweets & Treats Kitchen
For the sweetheart, the baker, the place to equip sweets and treats for loved ones. In utilization with the kitchen, the sweets and treats area allows more area for families, visiting chefs, and friends to cook meals.
Each Family Guest Suites (47 available)
A respite from the hospital, but just moments from a child’s bedside for families to rest and regroup. Each Family Guest Suite is more than just a room to sleep in, they are designed to keep families together when they need it most.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida along with its Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers exercise the utmost care when it comes to stewardship of resources, and we strive to be financially responsible and conscious with every donation.
We exercise fiduciary responsibility by allocating monetary contributions, supplies, and services to specific needs. Our focus is on keeping family spirits high as we keep costs low.
As we move forward with our new home, we continue our commitment to utilizing your gift for the necessary purposes, and every decision we make focuses on how we can best support our families. If you have more questions, please reach out to Sherry at 352-374-4404 x 230 or email@example.com.
Stats from 40 years
Our 31-bedroom house allows families to face the weight of illness together while receiving the best care for their children and the comforts of home. And yet, in 2021 alone, 1,462 families were turned away from the House because there were no available rooms. Those families faced childhood illness on their own, worrying about accommodations, meals, and nightly arrangements. Alone. More rooms mean more families, so we can say “yes” and offer each parent a place close to their child during treatment.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Thank you for your support!
RMHC is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. Donations to RMHC are deductible. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility. The RMHC EIN is 59-1887896. A copy of the RMHC determination letter is available upon request.