Celebrating 40 Years of Serving Families

Giving families with a sick child what they need most – each other.

In 2020-2021, we celebrate our 40th Anniversary and an historic expansion!

Since our founding, our mission has been simple: to ease the burden of childhood illness on families and children.

Starting with one 16-bedroom House in 1980, we have expanded our services to include two Ronald McDonald House programs with a total of 32 guest rooms, three Ronald McDonald Family Room programs, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs.  These services have made it possible for us to keep families near each other and the care they need.

Since opening our doors in 1980, we have increased services to nearly 11,000 children and families annually. Watch the video to the right to see some highlights from our 40-year history.

And it was time to grow again! Over 2020-2021, we are not only celebrated our 40th Anniversary, but also the renovation of both House programs to expand the number of families we serve while upgrading the Houses’ communal spaces and amenities!

Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC now offers 32 guest rooms and Ronald McDonald House of Northern Virginia’s guest rooms tripled to provide 24. In the past, we have had to turn away more than 200 families due to low capacity, which is why we are so excited that this $5+ million project will allow us to help more families than ever.

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Thank You to our Expansion Partners for Making All of this Possible!