Mission, History & Vital Statistics

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton


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.

Our Family Support Statistics

In addition to local families, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton has served families from over 60 Ohio counties, 37 other states, and other countries including Guam, Puerto Rico, Nigeria, France and the Island of St. Vincent.

Statistics for RMHC Dayton in 2016

We partner with any local hospital that serves pediatric patients. Primary hospitals include Dayton Children’s Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital.


On February 1, 1980, the Ronald McDonald House of Dayton opened at 741 Valley Street. We were the 14th Ronald McDonald House established; there are now over 330 RMHC’s around the world. The House consisted of seven guest rooms, 4 ½ baths, and common areas for our guests. In 1992, the leadership of RMHC Dayton recognized that the need had outgrown the space provided. Following extensive research, in September of 1996 the Board of Trustees kicked-off 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. This House has 14 overnight guest bedrooms with private baths, a spacious kitchen, large dining room, playroom, family room, laundry room, library, and other amenities. RMH is open and operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our doors of compassion have never closed since opening in 1980.

RMHC Dayton adopts the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

BBB Logo RMHC Dayton is proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau.


Keeping Families Close

Your donation helps to provide Love, Healing, and Hope.

Many families depend on the cradle of support the House provides while their babies and children are hospitalized.  We believe that healing happens together and children find the strength they need when their families are by their side.

Your contribution helps Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton continue to be a beacon of hope for hospitalized children and their families.


Please send payment & any additional information to:
Ronald McDonald House of Dayton
555 Valley Street
Dayton, Ohio 45404


To donate by phone please call:
937-224-0047 x. 16

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