Welcome to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
Our mission is to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families by providing a "home away from home" while the children are receiving medical care in Kansas City-area hospitals.
When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, families face emotional distress, financial strains and many other devastating consequences. Because of Ronald McDonald House Charities, families are not forced to spend their days and nights in a crowded waiting room or in the isolation of expensive hotel rooms. Instead, they come “home” to our Houses and Family Room and find a friendly face, a home-cooked meal, a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a calming place to rejuvenate. Instead of focusing on these worries, families can be close to their medically fragile child.
On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City serves 87 families. In 2015, our Houses and Family Room provided lodging to more than 5,500 families as well as opened our doors to support over 57,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children's Mercy Hospital.
You can help change a child's life today
Sharing your time, talent and financial support provides hope for families facing a medical crisis. Please help us keep families close during their time of need.