The Issue: High Expenses of Having a Child Treated for Illness
Families with children who are seriously ill often have to travel in order to seek the best possible treatment options for their children. During this stressful experience, many families need a comfortable, low-cost place to stay that is close to the hospital.
The Campaign: Funding Guest Stays for Families
If this Grassroots campaign raises $450, then Orange County Ronald McDonald House can provide nine-night stays for five families. Each additional $90 raised will cover the costs for another family to stay for nine nights.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Orange County Ronald McDonald House
The Orange County Ronald McDonald House provides low-cost, comfortable lodging for families with seriously ill children who are receiving medical care in Orange County hospitals. Each family staying at the house has a private room and bath, and can access shared areas including a fully stocked kitchen, laundry room, and lounge areas. Although the actual cost for a family to stay for one night is approximately $150, families are asked to pay $10 per day—though no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. Housing costs are largely funded by donations.