Ronald McDonald House Charities®

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Our Commitment to Comfort

When it comes to helping sick children and their families, providing comfort is the least we can do. That’s why La-Z-Boy became the official furniture provider of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Together with RMHC, we make sure that families have a comfortable "home away from home" while their children receive much needed medical care.

Comfort and Caring in Action

Comfort is a word long associated with the La-Z-Boy brand, and what can be more important than comforting a family in their time of need? La-Z-Boy is very proud to have provided thousands of sofas, chairs, sectionals and recliners to the Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across North America. And we are honored to have received the 2013 RMHC Outstanding Stewardship Award. The award recognizes corporations that have embraced the RMHC mission as their own and exceeded expectations in their support of the charity. It is our privilege to support programs like RMHC. At La-Z-Boy, we believe comfort is more than a tagline, it’s a commitment.

The Ronald McDonald House®

The Ronald McDonald House program provides families with a “home away from home” while their children receive treatment in a nearby hospital or medical facility. Here, family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. Since 1974, The Ronald McDonald Houses have allowed millions of families to stay close to their sick children when they are receiving treatment in a hospital. There are currently 194 Ronald McDonald Houses in North America.

Ronald McDonald Family Room®

The Ronald McDonald Family Room program provides a home-like haven inside hospitals, offering families of critically ill children opportunities to rest, regroup and resume some of their everyday activities without leaving their child’s side. When families walk into a Ronald McDonald Family Room, they forget they’re in a hospital. They find a functional kitchen, laundry facilities, sleeping rooms, showers and Internet access. Staying close to a hospitalized child allows parents to better communicate with medical teams. Research shows that family presence in the hospital helps children heal and cope better. Currently, there are 70 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms throughout hospitals in North America.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Its programs are grassroots-driven to enable the charity to offer help where children need it most — right in their own communities. RMHC® makes an immediate, positive impact on children’s lives through its global network of local chapters in more than 60 countries and regions and its three core programs: Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC and its global network of local chapters have awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and program services to children’s programs around the world.

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