“An extension of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley”
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley has 18 bedrooms. Each night we are at 100% capacity. In 2016, we turned away more families than we served.
In an effort to minimize the number of families we turn away, we created the Hotels from the Heart program, which uses a discount rate to place some of the overflow families into rooms at our partner hotel, TownPlace Suites in Fresno. Because of the Hotels from the Heart program, we were able to serve on additional 16 families in 2016. Without this program, many families would have been forced to sleep in their cars or cramped hospital rooms. Others may have had to stay home completely, which in turn means missing valuable time to be with their sick or injured child.
The “Hotels from the Heart” Program will eliminate the emotional and financial burden of not only having a child in the hospital, but also while they are on the waiting list at Ronald McDonald House Charities.