Ronald McDonald House

San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families with a critically ill or injured child being treated at a local hospital. With 47 overnight suites and a daytime Family Care Center serving three meals a day, the Ronald McDonald House provides parents and families with the comforts of home during what can be a turbulent medical crisis. With their day-to-day needs met, families can focus on helping their sick or injured child heal.

Once a 12-bedroom house in 1980, San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House was upgraded in 2009 to its current 65,000 square foot facility, and McDonald’s of San Diego County played a key role in helping the charity expand. Through generous contributions from McDonald’s Corp. and San Diego County McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association, in-store fundraisers and public support the Ronald McDonald House operates at full capacity and serves 12,500 family members each year.

There are many ways you can help support San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House:

  • Cook a meal for families staying at the house
  • Greet and interact with guests at the reception desk
  • Take on cleaning projects or help organize and stock supplies
  • Share your talents: provide musical entertainment, offer craft activities or bake for families
  • Volunteer at the charity’s fundraising events
  • Organize your own fundraiser or food drive
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