With just 18 bedrooms, the Ronald McDonald House is at 100 percent capacity every night, which means some families are turned away because the House is unable to accommodate them. In an effort to minimize that situation, we created the Hotels From the Heart program in 2016.
We partner with local hotels in Fresno who offer us discounted rates to place families for short term stays. Through this partnership, we were able to serve an additional 75 families in 2019. Without this program, many of these families would have been forced to sleep in their cars or in cramped hospital rooms. Others many have had to stay home completely, missing valuable time with their sick or injured child. We’re grateful to our hotel partners for their support!