In 2016, we turned families away over 3,800 times for lack of room.

A lot has changed since Ronald McDonald House Akron was built in 1985. Akron Children’s Hospital has grown to a world-class pediatric destination, so our House now draws families from 40 Ohio counties, 23 states and 10 countries…far more than our 20 rooms can hold.

More rooms. More families. More hope.

We are excited to share that we are currently under construction to add 42 new guest rooms, larger family and volunteer kitchen areas, playrooms, backyard and larger living spaces for our families.  The 48,000 square foot expansion should be completed by the end of 2017 with families being moved in shortly after completion.

We are offering Hard Hat Expansion Tours of the new construction beginning in June to individuals, businesses, government officials, and local community groups.  Contact Aristea at aristea@rmhakron.org to schedule your tour.

Our expansion will greatly increase our expenses for supplies, food, laundry, utilities, and more. We need your help!


Donate today, and help us say “yes” to families in need.

Donate online today
or call 330-253-5400 to learn how you can help!

96% of our operating budget comes from private donors like you. Small contributions really add up for expenses like these:

Covers the cost to operate one guest room for one night.

Provides all families with fresh sheets and towels for one week.

Covers a full, hot dinner for all guests for one night.

Covers all house water usage for an entire week.

Provides all operating and cleaning supplies for one week.

Covers the suggested nightly donation of $10 for 50 nights.