Families from Maricopa County with children needing medical care who stay at one of the three Ronald McDonald Houses in the Valley have one less worry thanks to a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. The grant provides funding for Ronald McDonald House® Charities of Central and Northern Arizona (RMHC-CNAZ) Help-A-Family program to ensure that no family is ever turned away if they cannot afford the $15 nightly fee that is requested.
“Every year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona provides a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for families whose children are often undergoing life-saving medical care,” said Chance Cozby, Thunderbirds Charities President. “Knowing that financial support from Thunderbirds Charities will, at the very least, ease some of the stress they must be feeling is incredibly important to our entire organization.”
RMHC-CNAZ provides a home-away-from-home for more than 1,000 families a year. Since opening the first House in 1985, families have made more than 53,000 visits. Families at Ronald McDonald Houses stay in private rooms, have access to laundry facilities, large community kitchens and pantries, dining rooms, family rooms, indoor and outdoor play areas, on-site libraries and free Wi-Fi.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.