Keeping Families Close

Each day at the Ronald McDonald House® of Rochester, MN we have the privilege of meeting families who have come to Rochester to seek medical care for their ill children. When many of these families arrive at our House, they’re facing some of the longest and hardest days of their lives. During an uncertain time, the families we serve can be certain of one thing – the Ronald McDonald House® will keep their family close to the care and resources they need.

In 2015, the Ronald McDonald House® of Rochester, MN kept 863 families close when they needed it most. Families visited from nearly ever state and from 16 countries. It was our distinct honor to serve every family who called the Ronald McDonald House® their “home-away-from-home” this past year.

The need for our care and support exceeds our current capacity. In 2015, 1,081 families were unable to stay with us because when they called, we had no rooms available. It is indeed heartbreaking to tell a family we don’t have a room for them. Our team is actively working on action plans to grow our mission with an expanded House so we are able to serve even more families in the future while turning fewer away.

We are proud to share our 2015 Impact Report with you. In this report you will find statistics on our families, volunteers and financials. You’ll also meet supporters of our House and a few of the wonderful families we served. Please see an overview of our report below and click here to view the full report online.

2015 Impact At-a-Glance

Program Impact

Volunteer Impact

Selfless gifts of time and talent make our mission possible. Dedicated, compassionate people make our House a home. Learn more about the impact our volunteer team made for families at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN in 2015.


people served as HouseWarmers, board members, committee members and special event volunteers.


hours of volunteer time were contributed by these dedicated volunteers.


dollar value estimated in volunteer time ($23.07 per hour,

Read Our 2015 Impact Report Now

We now invite you to read our 2015 Impact Report. Inside you will find a letter from our Board President and Executive Director, a breakdown of who the families were that we served in 2015, a spotlight on our featured donors – Wally and Peg Arnold, as well as a financial summary of the year. To everyone who offered their support to the families we served in 2015, we thank you.