Dream House Raffle Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
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Sacramento Dream House Raffle to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California

Overview Grand Prize Drawing June 6

About Ronald McDonald House

In 1974, the first Ronald McDonald House opened its doors in Philadelphia, PA thanks to Fred and Fran Hill, the Philadelphia Eagles, local McDonald's restaurant owners, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Throughout the last 40 years, over 320 Ronald McDonald Houses have opened in more than 30 countries around the world in order to provide a temporary residence for families of children being treated at local hospitals.

In 1998 the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House opened its doors providing a 'home away from home' for families who have children age 0-18 being treated in one of the five Sacramento-area hospitals; UC Davis Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Mercy, Kaiser, and Sutter Medical Center. Since then, the 20-bedroom facility has provided affordable, temporary housing for approximately 14,000 families who have traveled from all across the United States as well as countries around the world in order to provide their child with the best medical treatment available.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Global provides each House with seed, expansion and emergency grants, as well as in-kind goods and services. However, each House relies on the people and businesses in its own community to provide additional funds, goods and services necessary for operations.

McDonald's restaurants play an important role by providing assistance with the campaign to build the House initially and offering their stores as a vehicle for additional fundraising, but they are not the sole financial provider to the Charity. It is through community donations, corporate support, and volunteers that Ronald McDonald House Charities is able to support these children and their families during their time of need.

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake

Camp Ronald McDonald at Eagle Lake is a 'special place for special children.' The 35 acre, fully handicap-accessible site provides a true summer camp experience to disabled and/or disadvantaged children. At-risk kids with emotional, physical, or developmental disabilities are provided the opportunity to experience a week of summer camp with typical activities including hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, talent shows, and much more. For one week each summer, these campers are able to experience an environment without limitations or boundaries.

Sacramento Ronald McDonald House

The Sacramento Ronald McDonald House is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children and their families by providing an atmosphere where families can rest, reflect, and find mutual support. This home-away-from-home provides shelter and comfort to families who must travel to the Sacramento-area in order to receive medical treatment for their child. The House offers family members of seriously ill and injured children a refuge from the hospital setting.

Additional Programs

As part of its mission to support children and their families, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California also facilitates a grant program for local children's charities as well as a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. The funds used for these two programs are raised through the Charity's community partners and matched by the Ronald McDonald House Charities Global organization. These additional programs make it possible to lift even more children and their families within the local community to a better tomorrow.