A “home-away-from-home” for families with children receiving medical treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Ronald McDonald House offers a place to call home at little or no cost so families can stay together. Since 1996, more than 2,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers.
Ronald McDonald House® of Southwest Florida provides a “home-away-from-home” for families of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee counties and beyond who have seriously ill or injured children receiving medical treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Ronald McDonald House enables loved ones to remain together as a family in an environment of comfort, compassion, strength, and support. Our 24/7 facility has private bedroom suites with bath, fully stocked kitchen, dining room, living room, activities room and laundry room.
In 2007 we began offering a Meal Pass program for families on our waiting list and those who wish to reside in their child’s hospital room. The Meal Pass program is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meal Pass participants may pick-up a brown bag lunch to enjoy at their child’s bedside.
We are conveniently located adjacent to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida on the Lee Memorial Health System’s HealthPark campus in South Fort Myers (off of Bass Road). We are staffed with a full time Executive Director, Marketing Director, Administrative Manager, Volunteer Manager and House Manager. A Weekend Manager serves from 5:00 pm each Friday through 5:00 pm Sunday. We also have an ever-growing army of amazing volunteers.
Families are asked for a modest donation of $10 per day to cover a small portion of the actual cost of the stay. However, no one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Please take a look at the many ways you may support us including our Wish List, Share-a-Night, and Family Meal Program.
We need you. Your support is vital and appreciated by all those who enter our House. Please consider making an online donation today.