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RMHC Augusta is celebrating 30 years of being a "home away from home" for families seeking medical treatment for their sick or injured child. We have helped over 16,500 families, since we opened our doors in 1984.
In 2014, we served 631 families.
It's easy to give to RMHC Augusta! You can donate online, drop your spare change in a donation box at McDonald's, donate goods or services, or volunteer your time.
Ronald McDonald House
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. The treatment may last a day, a month, or even longer. It's a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. With hotels being too expensive to stay for an extended amount of time and hospital waiting rooms not able to provide the best level of comfort and privacy, there are not many options out there for families faced with such serious situations.
This is where Ronald McDonald House of Augusta steps in and provides a solution for these families. We are more than just a house; we are a comfortable bed to sleep in when the waiting room chairs get too uncomfortable; we are a kitchen where volunteers prepare dinner almost every night of the year; and best of all, we are one less worry for families who have so many other more important concerns with their ill or injured child.
Research Shows that a Family's Presence Allows Kids to Heal Better and Faster.
Located 1.5 miles away from Georgia Regents Medical Center Children's Hospital of Georgia, we allow families to stay close to their child. We have all the amenities they need to get reenergized for the next days, weeks and/or months they will spend away from home. Besides private bedrooms, the Ronald McDonald House has a two station kitchen, common room, playroom, laundry facilities, outside playground and much more. We also allow other siblings to stay so they will not lose valuable time away from their parents. We are more than a house...we are a home away from home.
We Allow Families to Face the Weight of Illness Together
Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. The Augusta House takes care of the routine needs for hundreds of families annually, so they can recharge and focus their energies on the all-consuming medical struggle confronting their loved one(s).