Who We Are

Since our founding in 1978, Ronald McDonald House® New York has provided temporary lodging and care for more than 35,000 families while their child battles cancer.

When families must travel to New York City for the advanced cancer treatment they can’t get anywhere else, they can find a loving place to stay at our House. We’re proud to provide a supportive, caring place that keeps families close when they need each other most.

Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan and in close proximity to 16 major cancer treatment centers, Ronald McDonald House New York welcomes children and families from across the country and the world. The House can accommodate 84 families and is filled to capacity almost every night.

We ask families for a requested donation of just $35 a night — far less than the cost of a Manhattan hotel room. But no family is ever turned away just because they can’t afford to pay.

We offer families additional support through wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties, and camaraderie.

At our House, families are welcomed with love and comfort. Lifelong friendships are formed among people who understand what it’s like to cope with such a devastating diagnosis. Here, families fighting cancer find the hope and support they need.


Mission Statement

Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems.


Our Relationship with McDonald’s

As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of our entire community and our corporate partners. Since the founding of the first Ronald McDonald House, McDonald’s has helped support families with sick children by providing stability and vital resources. Their support extends from monetary contributions and volunteerism to cause-related marketing promotions and the space to place RMHC Donation Boxes that raise money for Chapters around the world.  McDonald’s continues to provide valuable resources and support to help Ronald McDonald Houses expand our core programs and services.

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