RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   36 reviews

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Location: 4710 Waters Avenue Savannah GA 31404 USA

Mission: The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. Our cornerstone program is the Ronald McDonald House, a "Home away from home" for more than 300 families each year whose children are receiving medical treatment in area hospitals.  Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Room and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile.



Programs: Established in 1987, Savannah's Ronald McDonald House serves as a "Home away from home" each year for 250 families of critically injured and seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals. RMHC of the Coastal Empire is an independent, 501(c)3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone programs include the 10-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations to underserved, school-age children in Beaufort County (SC).
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Rating: 5 stars  

How could anyone not want to help a child or a family in need? This place is amazing and what I love is the sharing with the meals and giving of unselfish time to help a sick child....help a family with broken hearts to mend....and the comfort of fellowship and love.

It is cheerful logos I love too! I have posted them on my FB and even have gotten my students involved in the sharing and caring:) Our donation may have been a small amount ,but it was given with so much love!!

Congrat's on the Extreme Makeover and Baby Zoe! My students loved it and have letters to send.

Thank you for all that you do RMHC!!! God Bless you everyday and more!

Mrs. Wright
4th grade teacher

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through my students! They love to help out and share the love:)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It is so great as it is:) Keep up the great work and spread the caring....Thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with my church group to cook some meals for this Ronald McDonald House. I know they serve the needs of families all over the Southeast Region, and parts of SC and FL. Our family has personally been blessed by a RMH in Atlanta because our daughter has had several surgeries at Scottish Rite. I know the RMHC have truly been a blessing to us and to many families throughout the years.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing it touch people's lives

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a physician in Savannah and see the wonderful work done at RMHC firsthand. They are a wonderful resource for outlying families who otherwise would either have to spend hundreds of dollars for a motel, or simply be unable to visit their sick children in the hospital. The House is clean and cheerful and has a fabulous support staff. I've heard nothing but praise from the families that have stayed here. RMHC is a treasure.

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I support them financially and by attending their fundraising events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the house bigger

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is so well-organized and efficient! The fundraising events they sponsor are creative and fun! Of all the local non-profit associations, this one is particularly deserving of the community's time, talents and donations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing a family who benefitted from the facility.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the past three years I've been fortunate enough to serve as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House. In fact, 'fortunate' is an excellent word to describe everything the House encompasses. The families who stay with us are always expressing how fortunate they feel to have the comforts of home so close to their sick child. The volunteers who serve the House feel fortunate to be associated with such a kind-hearted organization. And the employees, I've heard many times, state that they feel fortunate to be in a position to offer the love and support the families residing at the House so desperately need. We are truly 'the house that love built.'

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The love and care everyone at the House extends to our families extends to those who volunteer.

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We need a larger House! Waitlists of parents of critically ill children, and who need our services, should not need to exist.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with The Ronald McDonald house for many years. In college, it was our philanthropy of choice and now that I am a parent, I am getting my children involved. My daughter enjoys taking pop tops to the house, touring the facility, and finding out all of the good that they do for the community. I feel that the employees and volunteers at the RMH go above and beyond when it comes to making a family feel at home and providing for their physical and emotional needs. It is wonderful to know that there is a place for all if and when an occasion arises and one should need such resources.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching my children the reason in which the house exists... for families of sick babies and children in our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. It is run with lots of love and caring by many hard working and wonderful individuals.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Ronald McDonald House is a special place in Savannah. We are fortunate to have such a caring facility and team of people working to support the community. I am proud to support this organization that provides support to so many families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Savannah, GA

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow volunteers to bring meals into the house instead of having to cook them at the house.

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Rating: 4 stars  

RMHC of the Coastal Empire is a gem in its community. Each and every day local families with critically ill children are able to stay close to their child to help them heal thanks to this "home away from home."

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N/A

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more volunteers to help

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been lucky enough to be involved with RMHC of the Coastal Empire for the past 4+ years- first as an employee, and now as a volunteer. The most amazing thing about the charity is being about to witness and be a part of the way they give back to the community, and the community in turn gives back to them.

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RMHC of the Coastal Empire has allowed me to meet some incredible people who are continually touched by this charity- employees, volunteers, and families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the charity: have a bigger House, more Family Rooms, and more Care Mobiles.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ronald McDonald House in Savannah does awesome work for their families and children. With taking the worry away of a roof over your head, a warm meal and laundry facilities families can dedicate time that is needed with their sick child. What a wonderful "HOME" away from home!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see the results when I see the families at the house.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed.

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