RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Working for Memorial University Medical Center I am able to see and admire on a daily basis the wonderful work RMHC does for families here in the Coastal Empire. The dedication of the staff and the services offered help to ease the strain of having a child in the hospital.

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

my role as media and public relation specialist at Memorial University Medical Center.

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

make RMHC's ties even closer with Memorial University Medical Center.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is invaluable to the children of our school district who live in poverty in our County. If it weren't for their help, many children would go without dental care. Without dental help, the children may be unable to concentrate on their school work. The $5000 would be a great assistance to them to help continue their mission in our district.

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

Meeting with members of their team and seeing the results of their work.

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

Find ways to make sure the service continues.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love RMHC and admire all the things they do for children and families through the "Home away from home" provided to families while their children are in the hospital to the free dental exams provided to kids in need in Beaufort County. They ROCK!

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Thank God I haven't every had to personally deal with them, BUT I do know people who've experienced their kind compassion and think they deserve credit for all they do.

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None.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the CoastaL Empire is doing a very good job of serving families in our area. The organization is well run and respected by the community. The $5,000 grant prize will go a long way in helping them serve more families in the CoastaL Empire area.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

As a past member of the RMHC board, 2006-2009, I am truly delighted and impressed to see the progress RMHC is making in contributing to the community in a number of ways, in expanding its awareness and seeking out new ways to generate funds. Carrying the Ronald McDonald name is a double-edged sword. On the one side it generates immediate recognition. On the other side, too many people believe the organization is funded either entirely or to a large degree by McDonalds. And while McDonalds and its employees do make significant contributions, the House could not exist and operate without the support of outside donors. RMHC is worthy and deserving as much financial support as is possible.

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

seeing the difference it has made to the lives of the families who turn to RMHC for aid and support when their children are not well.

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

Assist in developing a long range plan to ensure that both the short term immediacies and longer term requirements of RMHC are addressed

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered and arranged to have groups I'm apart of volunteer to cook for the resident's of the RMH of Savannah. It's a wonderful organization that does so much good for people in so much need. It's a blessing that we have it in our community.

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

seeing how families have benefited from it's services

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

give them more money so they can continue to support their residents

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