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Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California

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Ronald McDonald House is a ‘home away from home’ for families who must travel at least 30 miles to seek medical treatment for their child. The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House is a 38-room facility. There are 36 single bedrooms and 2 two-bedroom apartments. Family members have their own bedrooms and bathrooms and share common kitchens, living and laundry facilities. Additionally, there are special rooms set up with toys, computers and video game consoles for the children. The House offers parents and family members of seriously ill and injured children a refuge from the hospital room.

Families are asked for a $20 donation per night, although no family is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Guests come to the Ronald McDonald House through a referral system. Referrals are accepted from the social workers at all of the local hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor's offices. About three to five days before the family is due to arrive, the family will receive a call from the social worker's or doctor's office to confirm their stay if a room is available. For more information, please call 916-734-4230.

Camp Ronald McDonald

Camp Ronald McDonald is "A special place for special children." Located on 35 acres in the high Sierra at Eagle Lake near the town of Susanville, it is a fully accessible camping site and program meeting the needs of physically and emotionally challenged children from throughout Northern California. Camp Ronald is American Camping Association-accredited and is the most completely assessable camp ground in the Western United States. All of the traditional camping activities are offered; such as hiking, sports, archery, arts and crafts, outdoor education, swimming, campfires, music, and boating. The Camp's focus is to offer programs based on the interests of each group and to adapt to meet individual camper's abilities.

Children served annually: 1,000

Grant Making and Scholarships

The Charity also gives back to the local community that so generously supports the House and Camp each year by facilitating grants to local non-profit organizations as well as scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The funds for grants and scholarships are generated through dollars from partnerships created with local organizations and businesses which are matched by RMHC Global. For more information about any of the above programs, please call 916-734-4230.