Mission: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay provides comfort and care to children and their families by supporting local Ronald McDonald Houses, its cornerstone program, and by making grants to other local not-for-profit organizations that help children in need. The Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay provides a home-away-from-home for families of pediatric patients at area hospitals.
Geographic areas served: Families from all over the U.S.
Programs: Houses annually. Currently there are three houses in st. Petersburg within walking distance to all children's hospital and one in tampa adjacent to tampa general hospital. The tampa house also serves families at st. Joseph's hospital for children and shriners hospital. There are 80 bedrooms and private baths within our four houses. Geographically we serve families from every county in florida, every state in the u. S. A. And an average of 18 countries. Services are provided to families. Actual operating costs are $80 per night per room. No one is turned away because of an inability to donate. Families staying at the st. Petersburg and tampa houses are provided with the following amenities:-a private bedroom and bath which sleeps up to four family members -full use of a stocked kitchen with meals (regularly provided by community volunteers) -medical books and wireless internet and available computer stations for medical information-family, teen, and children's rooms providing a recreational outlet, including large screen tvs, extensive dvd libraries and video games-full laundry facilities-voicemail and direct phone access to the intensive care unit of the hospital-volunteer support from 9:00 a. M. To 9:00 p. M. Each day, seven days a week, 365 days per year-pet therapy, massage therapy, and art therapy through qualified volunteershouse logistics:the four houses are open from 9:00 a. M. To 9:00 p. M. Seven days a week, 365 days per yearwalking distance to the hospital with hospital transportation if needed-st. Pete east, west and central houses mailing address: 401 7th ave. S. , st. Petersburg, fl 33701-tampa house: 35 columbia drive, tampa, fl 33606
RMH of Tampa Bay is a home away from home for families in need. Just steps away from the Hospital, the house is a place parents can go to rest, eat, sleep and shower while still close to their child. Fresh meals are cooked every night so families always have a hot meal waiting! I am proud to be a house volunteer and help out in any way that I can. It is amazing to see the generosity of the community through their donations and volunteer efforts.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay is truly a wonderful organization. During the school year, I go weekly with my sisters of Alpha Delta Pi to cook dinner as well as putting on annual charity events at the University of South Florida to benefit the fabulous people and staff of the Ronald McDonald House.
I have worked for RMHC of Tampa Bay for 6 years, and volunteered at the Tampa House for 5 years. This is an amazing organization that makes a huge difference in the lives of so many people - not just the thousands of families who stay at the house, but also in the lives of volunteers, donors and supporters. I have spoken with families who stayed at one of our houses over 20 years ago and are still involved with fundraising activities for the houses - how wonderful is that? I feel truly blessed to be involved in one of the finest organizations in Tampa Bay - everyone involved is 100% committed to RMH of Tampa Bay!