What We Do

A Year In Review

Ronald McDonald House

♥ 5,751 nights
♥ 418 families
♥ 78% occupancy
♥ Average length of stay: 11 nights
♥ Our cost to provide lodging per night, per family: $72.00
♥ Average amount contributed by guests per night: $2.25
♥ Longest stay: 122 nights (family from Taylor County)
♥ Top five KY counties: Laurel (468 nights), Pike (340 nights), Knox (331 nights), Montgomery (255 nights), Pulaski (255 nights), and Madison (239 nights)
♥ 70% of nights of lodging were for families of preemies
♥ Furthest a family travel to stay at RMH of the Bluegrass: 6,814 miles (Japan)

Volunteer Program:

♥ 203 Shift Volunteers (4,434 hours)
♥ 172 Dinner Groups provided 95% dinner coverage throughout the year
♥ The number of Service Groups helping the House has more than doubled since 2011 (from 52 groups in 2011 to 111 in 2013)

Facility Upgrade:

♥ Long-term suites completely renovated from the studs up
♥ Local Eagle Scout project organized upstairs storage area with new shelving and paint

Guest Exit Satisfaction Survey:

♥ 256 of the 418 families participated in the survey (61%)
♥ 89% of respondents said, “Because I was able to stay near the hospital, I was better able to follow my child’s doctor’s instructions and recommendations.”
♥ 92% rated staff respect “Excellent”
♥ 100% would recommend staying at an RMH if there was a need

Pop Tab Program:

♥ $8700 was raised from donated pop tabs in 2013
♥ At an average of 70-cents-per-pound that means we collected 12,321 pounds or 15,475,713 tabs! Wowie!

Ronald McDonald Family Room

♥ 15,385 guests
♥ 1,693 patients benefitted
♥ 85 Volunteers
♥ 3,201 Volunteer hours (increasing the coverage in the Family Room by 14%)
♥ 10,000+ cups of McDonald’s coffee served
♥ 80 KY counties and 12 U.S. states were represented by guest of the Family Room
♥ Top KY counties benefitted include Fayette, Pulaski, Laurel, Knox, and Montgomery

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

♥ Centered in Hazard, the Care Mobile cares for underserved children in Eastern Kentucky
♥ Over 2,000 children receive free dental care each year
♥ Children who receive these dental visits have significantly less dental fear than their parents’ generation

Ronald McDonald Grant Making Program

♥ 100% funded by McDonalds of Southeastern and Central Kentucky to directly benefit the children’s charities within their communities
♥ Potential match up to $25,000 per year by RMHC Global
♥ $15,000 awarded to date
♥ Over 2,725 children benefitted to date