We believe that when a child is in time of greatest need, families and communities can come together to create solutions, ultimately changing a child’s life forever.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is to create compassionate environments and programs that provide families the best chance of success in caring for their child with complex medical needs.
“Supporting children and families in their time of need.”
The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors 32 years ago as a “Home-away-from-home” where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night. Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at MUSC provides a sanctuary within the walls of the hospital where family members can rest, read, shower or have a cup of coffee while still being only minutes away from their seriously ill child.