RMHCCF has come to mean hope, healing, and strength for over 18,000 families. Find out why we are truly “The House that Love Built.”
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida finds, creates, and supports programs that directly support the health and well-being of children and families.
Our cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House®, provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando.
Before the Ronald McDonald Houses, parents were sleeping in their cars or in chairs in the waiting room, eating out of vending machines, or bearing the expense of impersonal hotel rooms.
There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando-- one on the campus of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and one on the campus of Florida Hospital for Children.
Each year, about 1,600 families stay with us to be close to their critically ill children.
How RMH makes our community stronger
- 60 percent of the families we serve come from Central Florida.
- We save families over $2 million in hotel costs alone every year.
- When they can, families factor the Ronald McDonald House into their decision about where to bring their child for care.
- Our not-for-profit hospital partners benefit from increased patient referrals and repeat visits due to patient satisfaction.
Our relationship with McDonald’s®
RMHCCF receives support from McDonald’s® through our local owner/operators. They generously donate their time and talents to serve on our volunteer board and committees and provide valuable in-kind support.
Additionally, financial contributions from local McDonald’s® owner/operators make up about 20 percent of our annual budget. For the rest of our funding, we rely on the generosity of individuals, companies, and foundations in our community.
Ronald McDonald House around the world
The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Today, the organization is worldwide with programs in 58 countries and regions-- a global network of hope and healing.
Thanks to Orlando’s prominence as both a tourist destination and a pediatric healthcare destination, our two Houses have served families from 59 countries.