When did the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House open?
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House opened in 2011. For more information about the history of Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California, click here.
How many rooms does the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House have?
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House has 23 rooms available for families.
Where is the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House located?
Please click here for our contact information, including our address.
Staying at the House
How much does it cost to stay at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House?
Although the actual cost to operate a room is about $125 a night, families are asked to donate $25-$35 a night. However, the fee is waived for those who cannot afford it with the difference made up through donations. Thanks to community contributions, the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House never turns a family with a child in need of treatment away because of their inability to pay.
Who is eligible to stay at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House?
Children, from birth to 18, who are being treated at a Long Beach hospital and their families are eligible. Reservations for families are made by the doctors, nurses, and social workers at our partner hospitals. Eligibility is determined by the child’s illness and the distance the family must travel for the child’s treatment.
How long do families usually stay at the Ronald McDonald House?
Stays can be as short as one night or extend to more than a year.
Funding and Operations
Who owns and operates the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House?
The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for program development, standards and operations.
How is the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House funded?
Generous supporters help fund the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. The majority of our contributions come from individuals, organizations and businesses within our community.
Doesn’t McDonald’s fund Ronald McDonald Houses?
Local McDonald's restaurant owner/operators and the McDonald’s corporation through fundraising efforts and individual contributions generously fund portions of the annual operating costs of the House. However, the majority of the annual operating income comes from individual and other corporate donors. Learn more about our relationship with McDonald’s by clicking here.
How can I volunteer at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House?
There are many different opportunities available! Please click here to learn more.