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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire Inc

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Causes: Health, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Patient & Family Support

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).

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering at RMHC of the Coastal Empire has taught me so much about helping others. I love to go there and see the smiling faces of the employees and of the other volunteers. I also really enjoy knowing that I am helping people in need.
There are three main ways I have found to volunteer at RMHC. First of all, one can sign up for a specific shift at the House and perform many planned housekeeping chores as well as spontaneous activities. Another popular form of volunteering at RMHC is their Adopt-a-Meal program, for which people may cook dinner for the families staying at the house in the double kitchen. A third way to volunteer for RMHC is to help out at their many fundraisers, such as Battle of the Bakers and the Red Shoes Run and Pop Tab Pandemonium.
I love RMHC!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Ronald McDonald House in Savannah, GA is a community of sharing and caring, joy, tears, and smiles, blessings to the clients as well as the volunteers. I answered a request from the Christian Service committee at White Bluff Presbyterian Church. I worked each Tues for 25 years to provide support for families there by providing support when a child died or if parents needed to make a critical decision for a child's well-being. Most are happy memories as we tried to provide the comforts of home while clients were there. I grew in my faith and received many blessings as I worked to be a blessing to those staying there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. The staff is cheerful and always goes the extra mile to make the House really feel like a Home Away from Home. Everyone who walks through the doors is blessed just by their giving spirit. Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with the RMHC of the Coastal Empire when my husband and I moved to Pooler, Ga three years ago. I wanted to volunteer for a charity that truly gave back to the people it served. I have been so happy working with the caring and personable staff at the house and with the other volunteers at the Family Room at St. Joseph's/Candler hospital. My family has participated in the Chef's and Baker's Challenges and have been so proud to help support the tremendous work this charity does. Savannah is blessed to have this support service for their community and surrounding communities. In addition, I have found that people from out of state seek out the Ronald McDonald Family Room when they visit friends and family at Candler hospital!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My friends and I participated in the Battle of the Bakers for the Ronald McDonald House to have fun and to raise money for a wonderful cause. Then I found out one of my college buddies was just staying there because her baby was born at 26 weeks and with a lifelong condition. I am greatful I got to be apart of what RMHC of the Coastal Empire does for familes who really need their help. More people should try to do in one lifetime what the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah does every day!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

RMHC is one of the most vital Organizations in the Region. It's support is far reaching and comes at the most critical of times for a family in need. The volunteers and staff are first-class and daily make an impact that will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything that you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with RMHC about two years ago when I became a part of the team from Pooler, Georgia's Sam's Club that participated in the 1st Chef of the House Challenge. RMHC has become a major part of my life and I can imagine not volunteering there for years to come. We have had over 20 associates from our Club volunteer there over the past year and everyone has not but good things to say about the experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered at Ronald McDonald House here in Savannah, for over 4 years. Evey Monday my friend and I bake cookies for the families that are staying at the house. It gives me great pleasure to bring a little bit of home to those who are away from their own home. They are so appreciative of someone making the house smell like home.
All of the staff are so very compasionate, they ease the difficult time for families of ill children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Serving as a volunteer for approximately 10 years I have observed first hand the great service the RMH performs. Of course it provide a home away from home for families with critically ill children but goes beyond that. The staff and volunteers help the families deal with their emotional challenges and physical needs. I know of several instances where volunteers have assisted needy families financially. I am impressed with the outstanding staff who are always there for the families and the caring volunteers who assist them.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer with this organization since it began in Savannah, GA. It is run well and serves many people in need. The atmosphere of the house is very warm and inviting. The guests all seem to appreciate what the volunteers at the house do for them. It is a much needed source in our community.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about RMH. The families they serve in such a respectiful generous fashion pales to none. The opportunties offer for volunteerism is always greatly appreciated and acknowledged.
The fun events put together to bring more community awareness is wonderful.

My hat is off to you

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

RMHC is a wonderful resource for families with sick children. The staff and volunteers are incredibly dedicated to their work and the mission of RMHC. They have a broad base of support which shows how many people have been touched in one way or another by RMH.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The RMHC is an amzing home away from home porviding families with a warm embrace to help them through difficult times. The staff is so wlcoming and friendly and, as volunteers and staff we just want to lend a caring ear to support the families. It's a great place!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.'

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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