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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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Jarrett and JessikaLong Beach

When Jarrett and Jessika found out they were pregnant in early December 2013, to say they were shocked would be an understatement.

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The Rizkalla Family
The Rizkalla FamilyLong Beach

Right before his birth, it was discovered that Jacob would be born with Esophageal Atresia, a condition where his esophagus had not developed long enough to fully attach to his stomach.

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The Masero Family
The Masero FamilyLong Beach

Nick and Nicole Masero found much needed rest at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House while their son Jonas was receiving treatment in the NICU.

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The Khoury family
The Khoury family Long Beach

Dominic was a healthy, happy five year old boy when tragedy struck. He was riding his scooter at day care, dropped to the floor and went into cardiac arrest.

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Dr. Mel Marks, a founder of the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House
Dr. Mel MarksLong Beach

Dr. Mel Marks had a big decision to make after he graduated from medical school. Southern California was a world away from his home in Montreal, but his friend Dr. Jerry Finklestein “twisted his arm.”

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Silvia Alvarez and David Alonso
Silvia Alvarez and David AlonsoLong Beach

When Ian needed surgery for a tumor in his leg, his parents turned to a specialist in the United States and a “home away from home” in Long Beach.

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Sponsors of Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

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