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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska


A home in difficult times. We provide families a safe and comfortable home-away-from-home so they can focus on their seriously ill child's healing. We take the worry away by providing bedrooms, private baths, and kitchens and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Success Story

The Seattle Ronald McDonald House is home to as many as 80 families a night and will serve 1,500 families in 2006. Families come to us from Washington, Montana, Alaska and Idaho looking for a safe, affordable place to stay when their child must be treated at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Only one in five families is able to pay our $20 nightly fee. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we never have to turn a family away due to an inability to pay.

How does the Ronald McDonald House help? Here's what families have to say:

"It was a safe place for us and helped us deal with the tough situations we faced. The House gave us the support we desperately needed."
- mother of Ashley (age 3)

"Ronald McDonald House took us under its wings. Without it, we couldn't have afforded a place to live. The added stress financially would have only made our two life-threatening situations harder."
- mother of Caryn (age 12) and McKenzy (age 9)

"Being grateful for the House is an understatement. The House gives families strength, encouragement and hope - you know you're not alone."
- mother of Patrick (age 13)