Ronald McDonald House® Receives $30,000 Grant from Thunderbirds Charities to Provide Nights of Rest for Families

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central and Northern Arizona (RMHCCNAZ) is excited to announce it was awarded a $30,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities. These crucial funds will support RMHCCNAZ’s Keeping Families Together Program and will provide a “home-away-from-home” for families who travel to the Valley seeking critical medical care for their children by providing nights of comfort and rest at no charge.

RMHCCNAZ operates three Houses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, ensuring that families can remain together and close to the medical resources they need and that are not available in their home communities. Since opening in Phoenix in 1985, Ronald McDonald House has welcomed families for over 57,000 visits. While it costs the organization $107 to provide one night of rest, families are not asked to pay, alleviating the financial stress of being away from home and allowing them to focus solely on caring for their sick or injured child.

“When families are facing the stress and uncertainty of their child’s illness while also being far from home, the comfort and hope they find at Ronald McDonald House make a lasting impact,” RMHCCNAZ Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Schulman said. “This grant from Thunderbirds Charities will provide 280 nights of rest free of charge to all families. We are so incredibly grateful to have their support.”

Having raised over $160 million for Arizona charities over the years, Thunderbirds Charities has also been a longstanding supporter of the Ronald McDonald House.

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This grant is part of the Fall 2022 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.