WHAT WE DO
Keeping families together while kids receive hospital treatment
Every year, thousands of families travel to Portland and Bend to get the best medical care possible for their seriously ill or injured child. And for nearly 35 years, our Ronald McDonald Houses® have offered these families comfort, support and a beautiful place to stay just moments away from their child’s bedside. In 2018, we provided 17,484 free night stays, with a family checking into one of our Houses every three hours.
Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child — not where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. Families are invited to stay at our Houses for free and offered meals and snacks, which removes a major barrier for families who may not be able to find alternative housing. In Portland, the average hotel costs $175 per night. At our Houses, it’s always $0.
Every year, we create an annual report to share family stories, and update donors and supporters about our programs and financial health. To review previous years’ reports, click here.