Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis offers children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic illnesses undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and their families a nurturing, family-centered residential community. The House fosters an environment of hope through support services and child-centered activities that encourage children to be children and keep families together near the care they need, always free of charge.
Near the care they need with the family they love.
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 9,600 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 2017, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis provided a home for more than 380 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers. 44 days is the average length of stay.
The actual cost of operating each room per night is $140.
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.
Ronald McDonald House of Memphis can give a family more time with their sick child. That means more hugs, more kisses and more “I love yous.”
Because of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, families can face the weight of illness together.
We enable families to focus on the health of their children rather than anything else - paying bills, cooking meals or cleaning the House.
Families are allowed to preserve a sense of normalcy with warm beds, warm meals, and warm hugs from other families fighting the same battle.