"The compassion that the Ronald McDonald House has shown us was unbelievable. They opened their arms to us like we were family. A lot of people think blood is what makes you family, they have it wrong. Love is what makes you family."
"I thank the Ronald McDonald House staff for all of their help in this tough time my family and I are facing."
"I love this House because it is a nice place. God bless those good hearts. Estoy contento y feliz por resivir el apollo de esta casa."
"I love the Ronald McDonald House because of the family I have made while being here and actually having people who know what I'm going through."
"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."
"There is comfort in knowing that we have a family here at the Ronald McDonald House who loves, cares, and shows empathy for our family."
"Everyone at the Ronald McDonald House is in good spirits and are very welcoming. All of the families are thankful which makes my internship so meaningful."
"The house made us feel as if we were not alone"
Ronald McDonald Family Room
The Ronald McDonald Family Room extends the comfort of the Ronald McDonald House to Prisma Health Children's Hospital and provides an oasis from the hustle and bustle of hospital corridors and crowded waiting rooms. The Family Room offers refreshments, internet access, and most importantly, the helping hand of caring volunteers.
Additionally, the Family Room hosts a variety of special programs and services for patients and their families, including Coffee Hour, Make and Takes and Holiday Events.
The Family Room is located on the first floor of Prisma Health Children's Hospital and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. The Room is 100% staffed by volunteers.
Every weekday at 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday the Family Room provides a light lunch. Families have the opportunity to gather with other families or take the lunch with them.
Make and Takes
When families spend countless hours at the hospital it is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed. Therefore, we host Make and Takes throughout the year. This is a time for families to socialize with others, while working on a fun project that they are able to finish in a short amount of time.