WHAT WE DO
Keeping families together while kids receive hospital treatment
Scheduled to open in January 2019, our new South Waterfront Ronald McDonald House at the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion will welcome 38 families and seriously ill children every night who are receiving medical treatment at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Our new 25,000 square-foot Ronald McDonald House will be the largest in Oregon – offering beautiful play spaces, game rooms, an expansive family kitchen and dining area and a three-quarter acre rooftop garden and playground – just a short tram ride away from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. As we excitedly prepare for the Grand Opening, we continue to support seriously ill children and their families at our current West House at the Marriott Residence Inn with home-cooked meals and friendly volunteers, and our play spaces filled with crafts, childcare, and movie nights – offering compassionate hospitality and support when families need it the most.
The new building is being named the Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion to honor Gary and Christine Rood of Vancouver, Washington, who generously donated $12 million to this project. The Roods have been involved in administering and managing health- and senior-care projects for more than 25 years. In 2019, thanks to an important partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Ronald McDonald House Charities will be able to host more families than ever before.
Please help us to open our doors and learn more about our Campaign to Make This House a Home. Together we will raise $1.5 Million to finish, furnish and launch the operations of our new South Waterfront Ronald McDonald House at the OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion.
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