We are Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati.
Since 1982, we have welcomed more than 35,000 families into our House. They come to Cincinnati from around the world seeking health and hope for their critically-ill children. Whether they stay for just a few nights or many months, we keep them steps away from the hospital. In our House, they can share their fears, support one another and can focus on what matters most: their children. But for all of the families we have served, there are thousands of others we had to turn away.
We simply don’t have room for all the families who need us.
Our House is full every night of the year. We always have a waitlist. So far in 2018, the demand is so great that for nearly every family that we’ve welcomed into our House, we must tell another family that we don’t have space.
Even for the families that are able to get a room, it isn’t right away. Last year, families waited 17 days on average to get a room in our House. With mounting medical bills, many families have no way to pay for hotels or meals. They sleep in a chair in the hospital or in their car, hoping that one day they will get a call from our House that says “We have a room for you.”
You can give them the help they need.
We need you as our House launches the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our history. The goal: more than doubling our capacity to ensure that families never have to wait for the support they need. How? By giving them More Rooms, More Love.