About Us

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Since 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Dayton has provided a “home-away-from-home” for families with hospitalized children, keeping them close by in a stressful time.

Every day, our staff and volunteers welcome worried and exhausted families with open arms. Many families did not anticipate their visit to the House or Family Room, so we strive to meet their needs as they arise.

Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Dayton’s mission is to provide community, comfort, and hope to families of seriously ill children.

Our Vision

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton is committed to providing an open door to every family seeking our services.

Our History

On February 1, 1980, the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton opened at 741 Valley Street as the 14th Ronald McDonald House established. There are now over 360 chapters around the world. The initial House held seven guest rooms, but in 1992 RMHC Dayton leadership recognized that the need had outgrown the space. In September of 1996, the Board of Trustees began a $3,200,000 capital campaign.

On November 5, 1998, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton moved to the current location at 555 Valley Street.

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