Join us in celebrating our 2022 impact!

As we reflect on all that we’ve accomplished together here at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington (RMHC), we can’t help but think about the thousands of families that walked through our doors to their “home away from home” and experienced our unparalleled compassionate hospitality. Each family comes to us with their unique and challenging medical journey. Take, for example:

  • The family who went in for a regular check-up for their 6-year-old to find out she had cancer and needed care at the hospital hundreds of miles from their home in rural Oregon.   
  • The family who was life-flighted from Alaska after their child was in an accident to receive the best trauma care for him – thousands of miles away from their home, friends, and family.   
  • The family who lost their home and packed their belongings in their car – just before finding out they were pregnant, and their sweet baby would be a medically complicated birth.   

No two family stories are the same, and uncertainty and fear surround everyone in these difficult times. Here at RMHC, we know how critically important it is for a family to be in a safe, comfortable space as they navigate such stress, surrounded by those who “get it” while they receive the kindness, empathy, and hope that they desperately need.   

And most of all, we know how life-changing it is to provide all of this support at zero cost to the families. 

Through relentless dedication to our core mission this past year, we showed up for families traveling to receive critical medical care in bigger ways than ever before. Thanks to our staff, volunteers, partners, and donors, 2022 was a record-breaking year. We are proud to celebrate our 2022 impact with you! 


Free night stays for children and their families


Total dollars saved by families


Meals served across our four Houses

We’re so much more than a House.   

We’re a true home away from home filled with friendly faces ready to celebrate or comfort. We’re a craft activity, a music therapy session, or a therapy pet visit for siblings to enjoy, providing a bit of normalcy. We’re a warm meal shared between parents who just met but will be forever bonded. We’re an essential and critical part of the experience, and each of our Houses rise to meet the specific needs of families traveling to their community.  

We’re family.

2.7 Hours

A family checked in every 2.7 hours on average


Family activities were provided


Average guest satisfaction rating

Top Reasons Families Come to Stay at RMHC


Chronic Conditions 


Complications at Birth


Pediatric Surgery 


Cancer Treatment


Diagnostic Testing

The Bend House

13 Nights

average night stay


average amount saved

152 Miles

average distance traveled

122 Nights

longest stay in 2022

The Portland East House

8 Nights

average night stay


average amount saved

243 Miles

average distance traveled

140 Nights

longest stay in 2022

The South Waterfront Ronald McDonald House at the OHSU Rood Family Pavilion

6 Nights

average night stay


average amount saved

220 Miles

average distance traveled

275 Nights

longest stay in 2022

The Springfield Ronald McDonald House at the PeaceHealth Heartfelt House

12 Nights

average night stay


average amount saved

150 Miles

average distance traveled

88 Nights

longest stay in 2022

“It’s difficult to put into words how much your care and generosity has meant to us. We have relied on you for every kind of support imaginable: putting a roof over our heads, keeping us fed, and providing warm smiles and friendly conversations.

Because of you, when we look back on this period of our lives, we’ll remember much more than the daily grind of medical treatment. We’ll remember hanging out with canine visitors, crocheting by the fireplace, watching movies together, playing ping-pong, and getting to know the staff and other guests.

We simply could not have made it – financially or emotionally – without this support.”

– RMHC Guest Family

Across all four of our Oregon Ronald McDonald Houses, we provided sparkling-clean rooms, well-stocked community spaces, and comfortable areas for all, and we are humbled to know that with every free night, we give respite and relief.


Cost to host one family per night


Families checked in


Nightly charge to our families


Average savings per family


Total dollars saved

Meals from the Heart

Our Meals from the Heart program is a staple of the RMHC family experience, and we are proud of the many ways this program fills bellies, offers nutrition and sustenance, and removes major food burdens from the shoulders of our families.


Nights of meals served across all four Houses


Servings of food were provided


Total dollars saved on food

Hospitality à la Carte

Our Hospitality à la Carte program is back in action with our signature carts roaming the hallways of our hospital partners, delivering comfort items and care to families at their child’s bedside. This special way of delivering our compassionate hospitality is truly a day brightener!  


Sweets, treats, games, and necessities were delivered to 1,777 patients and families in the hospital

Because of You

As a local 501(c)3 organization, we are funded almost entirely by our Oregon and SW Washington communities. Money raised here stays here, allowing us to provide a life-changing community of support for families. We are proud and humbled that the investments made by you throughout 2022 helped provide a record-breaking number of free-night-stays, delicious meals, innovative family-centered programs, transportation services, and more – proving to our guest families that even in the most difficult of times, we are family.  

Stay tuned for our 2022 Finance Report later this year, sharing the financial health of RMHC and how your investment in our programs impacts and improves the lives of families with seriously ill children.


Number of Donors in 2022


Hours of volunteer service


Number of Donations in 2022


Raised to support our mission

Excellent People Make Excellence Happen

Excellence, Collaboration, Compassion and Extraordinary Hospitality are our four core values as an organization, and we are in awe of how our people embody these values every single day. As the heart of our homes, RMHC staff members across the state prove that no matter the circumstance, excellent people make excellence happen. 

In 2022, RMHC was proud to rank an incredible #5 in the top 100 non-profits to work for in Oregon, included on this list for the 14th year running.

“We feel an ocean of gratitude for all you have done for our family. This has been the hardest two weeks of our lives and you were there to help us through it. From the warm dinners that nourished us while we cared for our recovering 9-month old and his twin, to your caring staff and volunteers who did everything for us with such kindness.

We were lost in pain and sleep deprivation for the first few days. Knowing that we have a supportive place to stay and snacks to keep us going was worth more than all the gold in the universe. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being here for families during their toughest times.”

– RMHC Guest Family

View our 2021 Impact

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