About Our House

Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey is one of more than 350 houses in 38 countries and regions across the globe.

Each House operates independently and receives specific funding from the local Ronald McDonald House Charity chapter and donor designated gifts from the United Way.

We receive approximately 10% of our $1.5 million budget annually through these two channels, raising the balance of our needs from individual giving, corporate support, foundation grants, and special events.

Ronald McDonald House Southern New Jersey has served as a “home-away-from-home,” for more than 27,000 families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals for critical illnesses or traumatic injuries.

We have served families from as close as Southern New Jersey, and as far as all other states and 39 foreign countries.

Fortunately, many patients do not require hospitalization; nearly 70% of the children reside in the House with their families while going back and forth to the hospital for treatment during the day.

In 1998 we built our home in its current location in the heart of Camden. Our four-story brick building includes 25 comfortable bedrooms with private baths, a tranquil garden, convenient kitchen, large dining room, living room with fireplace, TV lounges, laundry rooms, and internet access for parents to keep in touch with other family members and to do research on their child’s condition.

This is a child-focused facility with well-equipped playrooms, a basketball hoop, teen room, video games, and a decorative theme reminiscent of the Jersey shore, complete with fish tanks and whimsical artwork.  The bedrooms each have a unique theme, such as Sesame Street, Nascar, Dr. Seuss, Legos and sports teams.