What We Do
At Our Houses, We Reach Out to Help Others
From housing to education, we’re here to help!
Our main focus is providing comfortable, low-cost housing to out-of-town mothers and fathers needing to be near their hospitalized children. Our second residence, the Aurora House opened in March 2008. Only 7 years earlier a new Denver House was built. We award college scholarships to high school seniors and grants to community groups.
Each summer, we host a mountain camp for children with cancer and their siblings. With the help of volunteers, Sky High Hope Camp welcomes kids from across America.
After learning their 3 year old daughter Kim had leukemia, Eagles tight end Fred Hill and his wife vowed to remain by her side at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Sleep-deprived and nourished only by vending machines, they met others despairing in waiting rooms, parents far from home. Hill's NFL teammates rallied and with the support of local McDonald's owners, the dream of pediatric oncologist Dr. Audrey Evans for a home-away-from-home for these families came true. Today, more than ten million families have been guests at over 250 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide. And it all began in Philadelphia when the very first House opened October 15, 1974.