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Southern California Chapter

Unifying the efforts of our six houses, a camp, two family rooms and other programs, the Southern California Chapter of Ronald McDonald House Charities is committed to creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

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Our Houses

Since 1980, the Southern California Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a inexpensive, and often free, “home–away–from–home” for families of critically–ill children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

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Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Each year Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times serves an average of 1,500 campers who are children with cancer so they can take a break from hospitals and find an opportunity to just be “ordinary kids.”

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Family Rooms

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide an “oasis” within the hospital for parents with children in pediatric or neonatal intensive care units; allowing them a chance to sleep, shower and recharge while remaining within steps of their hospitalized child.

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Scholarships & Grants

We support the children of our Southland communities by awarding scholarships to high–achieving high school seniors and providing grants to non–profit organizations working to improve the lives of children.

Our Impact

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The Viduya FamilyBakersfield

First time parents Marcel and Mercy Viduya were thrilled to welcome their son, Marcley, into the world - albeit 8-weeks early.

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The Buxbaum Family
The Buxbaum FamilyBakersfield

The Buxbaum family stayed at the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House for 28 days after their son Michael was in an accident. 

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The Donald Family at Halloween
The Donald FamilyBakersfield

Jill and Donald formed a friendship at the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House that would last long after they left.

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The Vargas Family
The Vargas FamilyBakersfield

Gloria Vargas was just 25 weeks pregnant when her water broke. She was sitting in a college classroom next to her sister. Minutes later, her sister was  speeding  her across the Central Valley to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, 45 minutes away. “I kid you not,” Gloria says, “my sister made it in less than 20.” Her daughter Julissa was born two days later, severely premature and losing a lot of fluid.

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