|780 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14222|
|(716) 883-1177 / (716) 881-9312|
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Buffalo's Ronald McDonald House is a nonprofit, conveniently-located place for families of sick and injured children being treated at area hospitals to get a good night's sleep and much-needed emotional and logistical support.
"'Many of the children arrive on an emergency basis. Some are chronically ill and require treatment over an extended period of time. The length of stay for families ranges from one night to more than a year. Our House has 15 bedrooms, and can accommodate up to 50 people. Families from all over the world travel to Buffalo and stay at the House.
The Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo was founded in 1983 with a seed grant from McDonald’s Corporation. Although the House receives some support from local McDonald's owners and operators, it relies mostly on the generous donations of individuals, community groups and local businesses to cover its operational expenses. The House also depends on the generous support of a large network of volunteers who provide a variety of services to the House.
More than 15,000 families and their children have been served by the House since 1983. Guests are provided with a private bedroom with a telephone, van transportation to and from the hospital, a fully stocked kitchen (meals are often prepared by volunteer groups), free laundry facilities, an exercise room (provided by M&T Bank) and a computer with internet access."1