Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is an American independent nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.

Gerald Newman, Chief Accounting Officer for McDonald's Corporation, was one of the founders of Ronald McDonald Children's Charities and was president of RMHC.

RMHC has a global network of chapters in 64 countries and regions under three core programs: Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.

There are currently 366 Ronald McDonald Houses in 42 countries and regions. These provide a place to stay for families with hospitalized children under 21 years of age (or 18, depending on the House), who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities. Ronald McDonald's Houses provide over 7,200 bedrooms to families around the world each night, with an estimated value of $700 million in lieu of hotel costs.

There are currently 214 Ronald McDonald's Family Rooms in 24 countries and regions. These rooms accommodate over 3,000 families each day who live in the community and don't need or do not meet the prescribed criteria to stay at a Ronald McDonald House. They provide a safe place for family members to rest, wash clothes, take a shower, or nap near the vicinity of their child.

There are currently 50 Ronald McDonald's Care Mobiles in nine countries and regions. These mobile clinics offer health care for children in their own neighborhoods at no cost to the families. The program serves more than 100,000 children a year, and saves families in the U.S. $10 million in medical and dental costs each year.

This page was last edited on 19 June 2018, at 22:00 (UTC).
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