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Our Vision

A world where all children have access to the medical care they need, and their families are fully supported and actively involved in their children’s care.

Our Mission

To build a community of compassionate care by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of sick children and their families.

Our Legacy of Support for Families

For 33 years our cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, has expanded to support families with sick children throughout Long Island and the greater New York Metro area.

Today, we are evolving to meet the needs of families facing the medical uncertainty and financial stress of caring for a sick child.

Thanks to the generosity of donors who have supported our cause, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is expanding its capacity to serve and create meaningful programs to benefit more children and their families. As the newly established RMHC New York Metro, we will serve children throughout the greater New York Metro area through the operation of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island 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.

Help Us Do More

Thousands of families with sick children travel to the New York Metro each year to find the best doctors to treat their children.  With your help, our goals in 2019 are to:

  • Provide 6,000 families a home to live in just steps from their children’s bedside – that’s 1,500 more than last year.
  • Build a new Ronald McDonald House in Suffolk County
  • Serve 130,920 more meals and snacks to families so they have the food they need to stay strong. That means we will serve 15,000 meals to families caring for their sick child.
  • Save families $375 per night in lodging and meal expenses.
  • Give parents six more hours each day with their sick children and family by eliminating a long commute from their home, having meals ready-made and providing family spaces and activities they can enjoy. You will give families 27,000 total more hours together with their sick children.