Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia provides the Ronald McDonald House, a comfortable and supportive home-away-from-home for the families of sick and injured children who must come to the Roanoke area for medical treatment, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, a respite area for parents to rest and regroup, steps away from their child’s bedside.

Why We Strive

Imagine your grandchild being born weeks too early; imagine your active teenager has been rendered silent due to an automobile accident; imagine your toddler being diagnosed with cancer. Now imagine having to travel miles from home for your child to receive medical care. Where will you stay? Can you afford to eat out every day? We are here to relieve these worries and financial burden, all in a caring and supportive atmosphere.

Studies have shown that when staying at a Ronald McDonald House, families are able to spend more time at their child’s bedside and participate in their medical care, enhancing children’s and parents’ hospital experience.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located on the 14th floor of Carilion Children’s Hospital, offers a place for any adult who has a child in the hospital a place to rest and regroup just steps from their child’s bedside.

In short, thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, we are here to keep families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

Love Notes from Our Families

"The Ronald McDonald House has been a huge blessing for us the past five weeks. You took a great financial and emotional burden off our hands. We are forever grateful for the hospitality and generosity we received during our stay."

- From A Thankful Family