Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego provides a "home away from home" to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.
A child's life-threatening illness or injury is a terrifying experience for families. Parents want to be as close as possible to their critically ill children; however, the repeated round trip from their child's hospital bedside to distant homes drains their energy, finances, and time. Even worse, it prevents them from being available when needed by their children or medical staff. Parents find themselves sleeping in a hospital waiting room or even their car to be close to their child.
At San Diego's Ronald McDonald House, we know that children need their parents to be strong. We provide an essential "home away from home" where families may take care of their own basic needs just steps from our partner hospitals. Each year, more than 15,000 family members will visit our House for meals, computer access, laundry facilities, and much more, all in an environment where families may connect with others who understand what they're going through.
As an independent 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, we raise the majority of our operating budget from the community. With your help, we can ease the burdens of these families and help them cope with the many challenges of a child's medical crisis.
Visit www.RMHCSD.org to learn more about how you are making a difference for families through your raffle ticket purchase.