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A “home away from home” is provided to more than 1,500 families of hospitalized children each year at Ann Arbor’s Ronald McDonald Houses. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor is an independent non-profit organization. The Main House can host 29 families per night, with stays ranging from one or two days to several months. The Mott House has a capacity of 12 families per night, with stays of only 1-2 days for the families of the most critically ill children.
Located one block from Michigan Medicine, 80 percent of the House’s operating budget comes from donations made by individuals, groups, and businesses. Over one hundred volunteers provide service to families or serve on committees such as Board of Directors, family-centered care advisory, finance, and special events. (More information about volunteer and donor opportunities can be found in the Get Involved section of this site or by calling the House at 734-994-4442.)
Each year, many special events are held to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor. (To learn more about the Red Shoe Affair and other news regarding Ronald McDonald House, go to News & Events.)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor is one of more than 375 licensed Ronald McDonald Houses around the world. The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Ann Arbor’s Ronald McDonald House opened in 1985 and has since served more than 23,000 families. (See About for more information.)