We’ve taken the next step in our efforts to expand care. Several steps, actually–a brief walk down the street, back to our old building!
The North House is a new name for our original Ronald McDonald House, which we said goodbye to in 2009. That’s when we moved to our current 47-room facility, and Rady Children’s Hospital began using the building for overflow offices.
But the need for family lodging near the hospital has grown beyond our capacity. Many families wait two long weeks for a room to be available.
We don’t want to turn anyone away for lack of room. The North House is a great way to say ‘yes’ to eight more families every night. − Charles E. Day, President & CEO
We’re thrilled to be able to open the original Ronald McDonald House to families once more. But first, this 1980s building needed surface improvements, fixtures, and furnishings to make it comfortable for families today. We’ve also got to raise the money to underwrite life-changing stays for families in their time of need.
Wonderful community support has made these renovations possible. And your support will help families stay close in these new rooms. Make a difference for families at the North House with a gift today.
Construction Photos (Final House photos coming soon!)
Want to help outfit the North House for families? Check out our Wish List on Amazon.com. Purchases made through AmazonSmile may bring an additional donation! Contact Kerrina Koltz with questions about these or other items.
Homecoming Celebration: July 13, 2017
With the addition of the North House, up to 55 families can now stay with us each night. To honor this momentous occasion, July, 13, 2017 was proclaimed “Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego Day” throughout the county by the Board of Supervisors. See Facebook for lots of great pictures from the day.
Eight rooms is a first step, but we need to do more. Our plan is to operate this remodeled North House for up to seven years while solidifying a path for long-term expansion. Our hope is to build a larger facility on this site, or at another location with additional hospital partners.
We’re so thankful for the people and companies that are making the North House expansion possible.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities®
- Jolene & Owen Perry
- San Diego Floor Covering Association
- San Diego County McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association
- Betsy Manchester
Donors of Goods & Services for North House
- Baker Electric
- Balfour Beatty Construction
- G/M Business Interiors
- La Z Boy
- Pacific Building Group
- Pacific Green Landscaping
- Pecoraro, Inc.
- Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
- Tree Seed Media
- Vista Paint
Our Founders, Our Families
Read about how our first Ronald McDonald House started, with the story of one of our founders, Connie Ojeda Hernandez: