Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City
President & CEO
1301 NE 14th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Family Room phone 405/271-2215
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City benefits children by providing a ‘home away from home' for families with seriously ill or injured children receiving medical treatment in the Oklahoma City area, and through their grant and scholarship programs.
Ronald McDonald House® in Oklahoma City
The Ronald McDonald House, built in 1984, is located just one block from the Oklahoma Health Center campus, at 1301 NE 14th Street. Everyday of the year the House offers a caring retreat to fifteen families with ill children, providing lodging, meals and laundry facilities in addition to many little ‘extras' that make it a home. RMH® meets many needs for families facing the anxiety of having a seriously ill child. Lodging and meals help relieve some financial worries, while the calm setting and much-needed network of compassionate support from the staff, volunteers and other families in similar circumstances help relieve some of the burden. Relieving families of these worries, enables them to devote themselves to helping their precious child get well.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City Grant and Scholarship Programs
RMHC® of Oklahoma City gives back to the community supporting the OKC Ronald McDonald House by means of its grant and scholarship programs. A portion of the funds received from RMHC canisters in McDonald's restaurants has been allocated to fund the Grant and Scholarship Programs. Matching funds from RMHC Global double the value of this program. Administration and the recipient selections are judicially handled by the program committees and RMHC Board of Directors.
Ronald McDonald Family RoomTM
The Ronald McDonald Family Room("Family Room") is located on the 6th floor of OU Children's Hospital to serve as a quiet rest area for family members of children admitted to the hospital for treatment. It replicates a home-like atmosphere for parents needing a break from the "hospital environment." The Family Room is equipped with a kitchen, restrooms with showers, laundry facilities, dining area, living area, and a separate quiet room. Business/internet facilities are also available.
When a child is critically ill, parents are reluctant to leave the hospital. Yet they desperately need a break from the ongoing stress of beeping monitors and busy intensive care units.
Ronald McDonald Family Room offers a special place of respite, relaxation and privacy within the walls of a hospital. It provides a small oasis of calm and normalcy amidst the tense, chaotic, medical setting - yet parents are just steps from their child's bedside.