Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest

By Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest

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Our Mission

We, in partnership with our community, provide a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child’s serious illness.

We Support Families

We keep families together when it matters most.  We offer a warm, welcoming home-away-from-home and services that range from schooling to meals to family-friendly activities.

When a child’s health is at risk, a family’s world can feel like it’s falling apart. RMHC-UM helps these families land in the hands of a loving, sympathetic community when they need it most.

Our Rich History

We began serving families with seriously ill children on October 20, 1979.  A small but determined group of parents, physicians, friends and McDonald’s owner operators worked together to purchase and renovate a former boarding house near the University of Minnesota campus.  On opening day, the House had room for just eight families.

Over the past 35+ years, the organization has grown considerably. We’re now called Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest and we’ve expanded from a single house with limited space to three programs located across the metro area:

Ronald McDonald House – Oak Street: Opened in October 1979

Ronald McDonald House – Children’s, Minneapolis : Opened in November 2010

Ronald McDonald Family Room – Gillette, St. Paul: Opened in July 2011

Ronald McDonald Family Room – Children’s, St. Paul – Opened July 2015

We are proud to provide a home-away-from-home to over 4,500 families per year, all of whom seek the expert medical care available in the Twin Cities

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