FAQ’s

How can I stay at Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?

In general, Ronald McDonald House of Mobile offers rooms for families of pediatric patients 21 years of age or under. Contact the social service department, a nurse, or your child’s doctor at the hospital where your child will receive treatment and they can help you complete a Patient Referral Application that is faxed to the House. You will then receive a phone call from the House and an e-mail to complete the background check.  During heavy volume times, your name will be placed on the waiting list for the day that you intend to arrive. Because each child’s treatment is unique, a family’s stay at the House is unpredictable. Therefore, we are unable to confirm room reservations for your stay prior to your arrival. You are encouraged to call the House and check on your status near the date of your arrival.

 

What does it cost to stay at Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?
If possible, the family is requested to make a $12 per night donation however, no family is ever turned away if they are unable to contribute. The difference is made up through donations particularly, the Share-a-Night fund. Thank you to our generous donors who insure every family in need has a place to stay here at the Ronald McDonald House of Mobile.

 

How long can I stay at Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?
Stays can be a 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.

 

How many can stay in a room at Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?
In accordance with local fire codes, no more than 5 people (4 adults) can stay in a single room. Accommodations for other immediate family members can be made through the hospital social service department.

 

What is the relationship between Ronald McDonald House of Mobile and the McDonald’s Corporation?

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, but McDonald’s is our largest corporate donor. Portions of the annual operating costs for the House are graciously funded by McDonald’s and owner/operators of local McDonald’s restaurants. The remainder of our annual operating income comes from the generosity of individual and corporate donors.

  • Franchises partner with local Chapters for promotional and fundraising events.
  • Owner/operators participate in local and global RMHC boards.
  • RMHC donation boxes hosted in restaurants are the largest source of ongoing RMHC Global fundraising.
  • McDonald’s conducts an annual fundraiser in November called McHappy Day. Since 2002, it has raised $150 million for RMHC and children’s charities around the world.

McDonald’s donates 1 penny for each Happy Meal sold and also conducts additional fundraising activities in its restaurants each year.

 

How is Ronald McDonald House of Mobile funded?
Generous supporters like you help fund Ronald McDonald House of Mobile. The majority of our programming funds come from individuals, organizations and businesses.

 

Do local McDonald’s fund Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?
Local McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators 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.

 

How can I support Ronald McDonald House of Mobile?
You can support us in a number of ways, and we could not operate our House without donations from individuals and groups. Learn more about donating and volunteering.