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Keeping Families Close®

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties.

Girl in the hospital

The little smiles add up.

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Keeping Families Close

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southwest Florida gives a family with a sick child what they need most — each other.

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 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.

That’s why we’re here to help – don’t go through this alone.

What does the Ronald McDonald House Charities® SWFL do?

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 three programs. 

  • The Ronald McDonald House® provides lodging, meals, and other supportive services for families with children receiving medical treatment. Families can stay at a Ronald McDonald House anywhere from one night to several months, depending on their family’s needs;
  • The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Golisano Children’s Hospital provides food, refreshments, laundry facilities and a relaxation area for family members of hospitalized children;
  • The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® Program provides dental care through our partnership with two health care providers to underserved children. Of the 43 RMHC Care Mobile programs worldwide, we proudly have two to serve our community.

What is the Ronald McDonald House Charities® SWFL Mission?

When a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support. At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, families have the opportunity to be fully involved with health care providers about the care and support services that their.

We strongly believe that when families are together they cope better, which is why we make it our mission that no family has to deal with their child’s medical crisis alone.

Twin brothers hugging in the hallway of Ronald McDonald House

Be a part of something bigger

We rely on donors like you so we can continue our mission. When you give to RMHC, you are making a difference in every community we serve.

To all of you who donate so generously, rest assured that your contributions are used effectively and are very much appreciated by the families and children we serve.

Together, we can do big things.

What Our Chapter Does

Keeping families with sick children close to each other and the care and resources they need.

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Ronald McDonald House®

When a child is seriously ill need more than just medical care – they also need a temporary home. The Ronald McDonald House®  is a ‘home-away-from-home’that provides families with meals, housing, and support.

Outside the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Golisano Children's Hospital

Ronald McDonald Family Room®

Our Family Room is designed to be a place for parents to relax and regroup as they navigate this difficult journey with their child. The Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a place for family members to seek comfort at the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®

Continuing our commitment to improving children’s health, we created the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program®. We make it our mission to help children in need by delivering free dental care directly to them, so they can have healthy smiles for years to come.

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