The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, is to keep families together and strong while facing the stress of serious pediatric illness or disease. We serve families through our cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities—a home-away-from-home for families whose children are being treated for life-threatening conditions, as well as through outreach programs that extend support to families who do not live at the Ronald McDonald House.
Minneapolis/St. Paul provides a number of the world’s most advanced medical treatment centers for pediatric critical care. Families travel to the Twin Cities from across Minnesota, the United States, and the world for their children to receive highly specialized care at our area hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities accommodates 48 families on any given night, providing lodging and a community atmosphere of care, support and encouragement while reducing the costs of daily living. It is not uncommon for families to live at the Ronald McDonald House for as long as a year. Providing a home-away-from-home for families facing critical pediatric illness is made possible thanks to our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, over 3,300 diligent volunteers, and through contributions of over 4,500 donors.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, also supports and manages outreach programs that extend support beyond our doors to the local community.