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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great place and wonderful service to the community!!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The RMHC in Savannah is an amazing group of people whose caring individuals impact everyone who comes in contact with them. The constant support and care for the families whose children are hospitalized is a bright spot during a terrible time. They opportunities for the public to learn and be involved amazes me. No matter the age or stage in life there is always a way to become involved and part of the RMHC family. My children have helped prepare meals for the families through our church and taken pause to count their blessings. We have collected pop tabs for several years, and will even pick up discarded ones to add to our collection houses. We also attend several fund raisers every year.

I could go on and on. I cannot say enough how honored I feel to be involved with such an amazing organization and how thankful I am that we have RMHC in our community.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Lynn J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar