Running at full occupancy year-round, Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for families travelling to Calgary for a child’s medical treatment.
The House has 23 private family suites, along with a large communal kitchen, play area and craft room for kids, gym, teen room and numerous common living areas.
Last year, 283 families stayed with us for a combined total of more than 8,300 nights at the House. Families can stay with us for as many days, weeks or months as needed, with an average stay of 24 nights in 2016.
Since opening, the House has provided crucial support to more than 20,000 families with seriously ill or injured children.
Families pay just $12 of the $192 per night it costs to operate each family suite. Our amazing donors and funders allow us to cover the $180/night difference, alleviating some of the stress and financial burden placed on the families of sick children who stay with us.
Most importantly, these donations help keep families close.