The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals.
Programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, the 36-bedroom Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the 5th Floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offer a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville serves families from across the country and around the world. Since our doors opened in 1991, we have served more than 15,700 families from all 95 counties in Tennessee, 66 counties in Kentucky, 41 other states and 14 foreign countries. While it costs around $85 a night to house a family, we request just $15 per night from families to stay with us. More than 85% of families cannot afford to make this donation and we have never turned a family away because of their inability to pay.For the past 16 years, the Ronald McDonald Family Room, located inside Vanderbilt Children's Hospital has been serving families, averaging 1,400 visitors a month. This room is an extention of the House where families and friends of any child receiving treatment in the hospital can enjoy a quiet respite from corridors and waiting rooms, whether or not they're staying at the Ronald McDonald House. For more information on how you can get involved, please visit our website at www.rmhcnashville.com or call (615) 343-4000.