Facts

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis  is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Ronald McDonald House of Memphis is a residential housing unit only – the patients receive no medical attention or treatments at the house. Ronald McDonald House is nondiscriminatory and non-sectarian. 

Since opening in 1991, we have housed more than 9,200 children from nearly every state and 45 countries. All families stay completely free of charge. Our doors are open to every patient of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, gender, national origin, and age. 

In 2016, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis provided a home for more than 470 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers. 

The actual cost of operating each room per night is $108.

The vast majority of funding needed to operate a Ronald McDonald House is provided by residents of the communities served by the House - individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic groups, to name a few. 

See more facts and figures about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

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