Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida funds and operates the Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville. Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the House provides support to an average 1,000 families each year from diverse geographical, ethnic, religious and financial backgrounds.
Ronald McDonald Family Room
Located adjacent to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Family Room offers comfort and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families with seriously ill children receiving medical care at the hospital.
Staffed by a team of friendly volunteers, the Ronald McDonald Family Room offers snacks, a small kitchen, an area to sleep and relax, telephone, television, computer and activities for children.