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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

All October long, we have been sharing stories that have captured our hearts here at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The Salomon family was first introduced to RMHC-CR in 2015, when their infant son required care in the neonatal intensive care unit at Albany Med. Like approximately 50% of the families we serve, the Salomons learned about the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room while their baby was in the NICU. They didn’t know then that their teenage daughter, Kaitlin, would later be diagnosed with leukemia, and that RMHC-CR would soon become an even more significant part of their lives.

For three years, Kaitlin lived at “The House That Love Built” while going through treatment at Albany Med. This past summer, her family was among the first to stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage in Lake George. In the video below, Kaitlin shares what RMHC-CR has meant to her on her journey from cancer diagnosis to remission…

See all of our 2021 Holding Hands, Holding Hearts stories on YouTube, and please take a moment to share your own. Then, please give what you can to make more of these stories possible for children and families facing serious health challenges in our community.

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With your gift of $25 or more, you’ll be automatically registered for the Virtual Autumn Auction, which includes access to bid on fabulous items and entry into our exclusive Holding Hands, Holding Hearts raffle for a $500 cash prize!

Limited VIP gift baskets available! In addition to bidding access and entry in the Holding Hands, Holding Hearts raffle, the first 50 supporters who make a donation of $50 or more will receive a VIP gift basket full of treats including gourmet coffee, tea and honey, along with a pair of RMHC-CR mugs. VIP gift basket delivery is available within a 30-mile radius of Albany, NY.


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Your Dollars Make a Difference

$80 – Share a Night

On average, it costs $80 per night to accommodate a guest family at “The House That Love Built.” No family is ever expected to pay for their stay, or for any of our other programs and services. We rely on the generosity of our supporters to provide accommodations at no charge to our beloved guests.

$250 – Provide a Meal

Good food goes a long way towards making people feel better. That’s why meals are an important part of each of our core programs. On average, it costs $250 to provide a full meal for all of our guests. Sponsor a meal to bring comfort to families when they need it most.

$500 – Support a Family

Our programs are designed to ease the burdens that fall on families with seriously ill and injured children. On average, it costs $500 to provide essential support and amenities for a family during their time with us. Support a family and help ensure their needs are met so they can stay focused on what matters most.

$2,000 – Adopt a Room

The Ronald McDonald House offers 25 beautiful, private bedrooms for guest families. On average, it costs $2,000 per year to cover the housekeeping and maintenance costs for one room, ensuring it is ready for every new family who comes to stay.