Sponsor a Family

Sponsor a family’s stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage in beautiful Lake George!

The Ronald McDonald Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage provides a peaceful and supportive setting where families experiencing serious childhood illness can enjoy being together, making lasting memories. Located in the village of Lake George, the two-story cottage houses an apartment on each floor. The year-round retreat sits steps away from village attractions, and minutes from the beach.

Guest families are provided with a five-day, four-night accommodation – absolutely free of charge. This program is made possible by generous donations from our community. Please use the form below to sponsor one or more family stays at the retreat. We are set to welcome approximately 50 guest families in 2023. Your support will help ensure that each family has a truly memorable and magical experience! From freshly baked treats to special outings at local restaurants and entertainment venues, the Family Retreat offers a unique opportunity for families to regain their strength while fighting an illness, or to begin to restore their spirits after suffering a devastating loss.

Other Ways to Give

Donate by mail: Send checks made payable to RMHC of the Capital Region, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Donate by phone: Call (518) 438-2655 during regular business hours

Purchase needed items: View our current wish list, or order and ship needed items directly to the address above.

Give stocks and other tax-smart gifts: Learn about the benefits of supporting RMHC of the Capital Region with a gift of stocks, bonds or other marketable securities, through a donor advised fund, or with a charitable rollover from your IRA.

Donate cryptocurrency: Click here to donate with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or USD Coin.

Donate a vehicle:  Visit Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS) to learn how your unwanted car, motorcycle, RV, and trailer can help support families with sick children. Donations are a fast, easy and tax-deductible way to improve lives.

Make a recurring gift: Contact our Donor Relations Coordinator at (518) 438-2655 to learn more about starting, changing or canceling a donation that recurs automatically.

Learn about custom giving opportunities: Contact Sue Nigra, Major Gift Officer, at (518) 438-2655 or email snigra@rmhcofalbany.org

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