Community Profile 'Ronald McDonald House'

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The Ronald McDonald House has been supporting families in our community for a very long time and we want to shine a light on the great work they continue to do with this community profile. Charities like these need our help more than ever so consider getting involved or donating – or both. There are many ways to help from driving, baking, event and hospitality support and more. You can find a list of organizations on our ‘Get Involved’ page with links to learn about what they are doing in our community.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington provides access to medical care, a home away from home, and a community of support for seriously ill or injured children and their families.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child — not where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. Families are invited to stay at our Houses for free and offered meals and snacks, which removes a major barrier for families who may not be able to find alternative housing. In Portland, the average hotel costs $175 per night. At our Houses, it’s always $0.

For over 35 years, our dedicated staff and volunteers have offered comfort and support, a well-stocked kitchen, and a comfortable bed to more than 35,000 families, reminding everyone who enters our Houses that they are always at home and never alone.

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