When the Otto Sunderman family checked into the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at Front & Erie in January, the brought with them a very special guest: an eight-month-old puppy named Rhythm....read more
Our programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to provide a respite space away from the bedside, and our one week Ronald McDonald Camp for oncology patients and their siblings.
Over 90% of our funding comes from individuals and corporate donors, and the remaining 10% is provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities. While it costs the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House over $75 a night per family to provide housing and supportive services, families are only asked to contribute $15 per night. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
"He's never been home," Brenda says of her son, Jayson. "He's spent his whole life in a hospital room." And Brenda is there with him, by his side for almost every waking hour of her day. Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and until the day that Brenda brings Jayson home, she will stay at our House. "This is my second home." Brenda says "I can't imagine what it would be like without the Ronald McDonald House."