The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida is to create, find and support programs that directly impact the health and well-being of children and their families in Southwest Florida.
The Problem and Our Purpose: Faced with a child’s illness, life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who don’t live close to the medical care their child needs, there’s an added stress. Distance. Most families have to travel hours for treatment. Living expenses quickly add up. Long drives, lost jobs, worried siblings, sleeping in cars, being far from family and friends. These are extra burdens no family should have to experience.
With the generosity of our community, the efforts of our volunteers, staff and local McDonald’s restaurant owner operators, we are meeting our mission through five programs. RMHC of Southwest Florida supports:
- The Ronald McDonald House®
- The Ronald McDonald Family Room®
- The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Program
- Grant Program
- Scholarship Program
We rely on fundraisers, general contributions, planned giving, and in-kind contributions to fund the significant balance of money required to operate all our programs. To all of you who contribute so generously, rest assured that your contributions are used effectively and are very much appreciated by the families and children we serve.
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