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Give a Family with a Sick Child What They Need the Most—Each Other

Faced with a child’s illness, a family’s life stops overnight. Uprooted from their lives, families travel hours for lifesaving treatments. Families without accommodation near the hospital endure long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings left at home and, for some, no place to sleep. They’re far from family and friends who give them support.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) New York Metro keeps families seeking medical treatment for their sick children near the care they need and the families they love.

Be a part of helping even more families stay close through the biggest challenge of their lives. Bring a sense of relief, provide support beyond a room to stay and help us create programs that respond to the unique health and wellness needs of the families we serve.

Through the generosity of donors like you, we are able to provide accommodations and programs to the families of sick children who need them most.

Together, we can do more.

How You Can Help

The Impact Of Your Help

6,000

6,000 families accommodated by their child’s bedside

20

20-bedroom Ronald McDonald House underway in Suffolk

15,000

15,000 meals served to families caring for a sick child

$375

$375 saved per night for family lodging and meals

27,000

27,000 more hours of family time with a sick child

How We Get It Done

  • RONALD MCDONALD HOUSES

    The Ronald McDonald House in Nassau and the future Ronald McDonald House in Suffolk offer families comfort and care, just steps from their child’s bedside.

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  • RONALD MCDONALD FAMILY ROOMS

    At Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, steps from children’s rooms, offer space for parents to rest, recharge, eat, and shower.

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  • Partner RMH Chapters

    Thousands of families with sick children travel to the greater New York area each year to find the best doctors. RMHC New York Metro will serve children throughout the region through the operation of the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park and the two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. We will also provide community grants to regional children’s charities and financial support to three independent Ronald McDonald House Chapters in the greater New York Metro area.

FAMILY RESOURCES

Sometimes the best medicine of all is having family nearby for more hugs, kisses and “I love yous.” Our goal is to support you and your family, so you can focus on your child. Beyond a room to stay, we provide meals that nourish, spaces for you to relax and children to play and a community of caring volunteers to help you while you are away from home, family and friends.

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At RMHC New York Metro, the health and well-being of our guests, families, volunteers and staff are our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the dynamic situation of COVID-19, and we will continue to act thoughtfully to ensure all precautionary steps are taken.

RMHC New York Metro follows strict infectious disease protocols to ensure the safety of our families and staff.

We are in regular contact with our hospital partners and local health authorities who monitor the situation. We have implemented a more frequent schedule for cleaning and disinfecting our common use spaces and have issued guidelines and supplies for our families to do the same.

Should the need arise, we will take additional action to protect our staff and the families we serve.