When did the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House open?
The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House opened in 2004. For more information about the history of Ronald McDonald Charities of Southern California, click here.
How many rooms does the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House have?
The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House has 17 rooms available for families.
Where is the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House located?
Please click here for our contact information, including our address.
Staying at the House
How can I stay at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
Contact the social service department or housing department at the hospital where your child will receive treatment. They will place your name on the waiting list for the day you intend to arrive. Because each child's treatment is unique, a family’s stay at the House is unpredictable. Therefore, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House is unable to confirm room reservations for a stay prior to arrival. The House programs offer rooms for families of pediatric patients under 21 years old. The maximum length of stay at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House is based on room demand and is determined at the time of confirmation.
How much does it cost to stay at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
The actual cost to operate a room is approximately $150 a night. Families are asked to pay a fee of $25 per day. Thanks to your contributions, it is our policy that a family never be turned away because of their inability to pay. The fee is waived for those who cannot afford it, and the difference is made up through community donations.
Who is eligible to stay at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
Families of children, from birth to 21 who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities, and their children are eligible.
How long do families usually stay at Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
Stays can be as short as one night or as long as several months, and sometimes extend to a year or more, depending on the child's illness and treatment.
Funding and Operations
Who owns and operates the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House is owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California and 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 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House funded?
Generous supporters like you help fund the House. The majority of our programming funds come from individuals, organizations and businesses.
Doesn't McDonald's fund the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
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 Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?
There are many different opportunities available! Please click here to learn more.