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