Our History

Following the founding of the first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia in 1974, the first House in New Jersey open in 1983 in a small Victorian row house behind Cooper Hospital.  After the Eagles Football team partnered with McDonald’s to help create the first House, other NFL teams in large cities across the USA partnered with their local children’s hospitals and the concept quickly spread across the country.  Now the charity is global.

Our Mission

Since 1983, Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, is a home-away-from-home for families who have seriously ill or injured children being treated at local hospitals. We give our families a warm and welcoming environment within which they can stay for a days, weeks, or months, as long as their children are receiving needed medical treatment. Our House provides the essential comforts of a home: comfortable beds, hot showers, home-cooked meals, laundry facilities and much more.