WHAT WE DO
Keeping families close™ to their sick children
Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it almost too much to bear. Our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide compassionate hospitality to families of hospitalized children daily.
The House offers all the comforts of home including restful places to sleep, spacious kitchens and dining rooms, entertainment rooms with play areas, a library, laundry facilities, playground and computer access.
Volunteers from the community prepare home cooked meals for dinner each evening in our spacious kitchen and a well-stocked pantry provides staples for guests to prepare their favorite breakfast or lunch.
Interaction with volunteers, staff and other guest families contribute to the supportive and positive environment, allowing families to focus on being close to their children.
Our programs include:
Since 1990, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga has met the needs of families in medical crisis with the help of hundreds of volunteers, our partnerships with the medical community, relationships with respected companies and a community of generous donors.
RMHC of Greater Chattanooga provides at least $50,000 in scholarship funding to deserving area young people headed off to college. The RMHC Scholarship program is funded by promotions in the local McDonald’s restaurants and matched in part by RMHC at the global level.