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Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities opened on Oct. 29, 1979. A small group of parents, physicians, nurses and McDonald’s owners/operators located the property, raised the money to buy, renovate and operate a small house that originally accommodated eight families each night.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home-away-from-home for families with children who have life-threatening illnesses. We can accommodate up to 48 families each night and have expanded and improved upon our common kitchen and dining areas and added a Great Room. We have also built a new classroom for children enrolled in our onsite alternative school, added a half-court gymnasium and opened a new office building with an expanded gift shop.

Families come from throughout Minnesota, the United States and around the world to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Minnesota families account for 31% of families who live at the house, 31% come from the surrounding four state area, 34% from other states and 4% from other countries. The average length of stay for families staying for a blood/marrow transplant is 158 days. For other families the average length of stay is 28 days.

Contact Information

Ronald McDonald House
621 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-1255 (fax)

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