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.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill, hospitalized children and supports efforts that improve children’s health within our region.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton is committed to improving the lives of our region’s children.
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 1996m 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.