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RMHC provides sick children with what they need most… their families.

As of  July 2019, there are 368 Ronald McDonald Houses in 43 countries and regions, 252 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in 25 countries and regions, and 50 Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide in 10 countries and regions.

Chattanooga is home to the 137th Ronald McDonald House®, 4th Ronald McDonald Family Room® and 13th Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®.

Families stay an average of 15 nights.

550-600 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House every year.

Since the Chattanooga chapter opened on November 18, 1990, more than 10,000 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House.

In 2017, the majority of families who stayed at the Ronald McDonald House had children with premature and respiratory problems. Other reasons were children in accidents, cancer treatments and scheduled craniofacial surgeries.

It costs the 28-bedroom facility $75 to house each family every night. With 28 families to take care of, it costs a total of $2,100 per day.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. However, McDonald’s corporation and its franchisees are critical partners, providing invaluable help in the form of financial support, marketing assistance, event sponsorship and significant involvement on all committees.

McDonald’s has been the RMHC Mission Partner since the first Ronald McDonald House was built in Philadelphia in 1974.