The Issue: High Expenses Associated with 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. During this stressful experience, many families need a comfortable, low-cost place to stay that's close to the hospital.
The Campaign: Funding Guest Stays for Families
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Orange County Ronald McDonald House to provide overnight stays for families with seriously ill children who are receiving medical care at nearby hospitals. Each $10 donation covers the suggested donation cost for one family to spend one night at the house. For every $1,100 raised, Orange Country Ronald McDonald House can cover costs for 10 different families to stay 11 nights (the average length of time most families stay).
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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.