What We Do
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill, critically injured or medically fragile children. The treatment may last a day, a month, or even longer. It's a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family.
Families are stronger when they are together,
which helps in the healing process. By staying
at a Ronald McDonald House, parents also can
better communicate with their child's medical
team and keep up with complicated treatment
plans when needed.
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible - even if it is hundreds or thousands of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to access specialized medical treatment by providing a place to stay at little or sometimes no cost.
At our House, families can enjoy:
- Home-cooked meals
- Laundry facilities
- 13 bedrooms with private bathrooms
- Indoor and outdoor playrooms for children
- Recreational activities
Over the past 3 years, our House has
maintained over a 90% occupancy rate, indicating
the continuing need for this service in the
The House operates with four full-time employees: Executive Director, House Manager, Development Director, and Special Events Manager. In addition, three part-time employees (Administrative Assistant, Building Manager, and Resident Manager) ensure that the House meets the needs of our families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Much of the House's work is done by dedicated volunteers. Volunteers help with the day-to-day tasks of running the House, help with yard work and cleaning projects, conduct fundraisers and serve on a variety of committees.
It costs around $94 per night to fund the programs and operations of our House. To support ongoing operations, we encourage, but do not require, guests to make a donation of $15 per night (or whatever amount they are able) in order to ensure the availability of the House for future guests. However, no family is ever turned away due to an inability to contribute. The remaining amount needed to sustain operations of the House is met entirely through financial contributions from individuals, groups and corporations in our community and beyond who believe in and want to align themselves with our mission.
Total families served: 511
Total number of nights of lodging provided: 3,775
Average length of stay: 7 days
Georgia Counties served: 70
State served (not Georgia): 10
House volunteers: 97
Volunteer hours: 6,249
Meals provided for families by community: 22,475