About Us

Young girl smiling at cameraThe Ronald McDonald House® keeps children and families together by providing temporary housing, at no charge, to out-of-town families of seriously ill children who are being treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room® is located within the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and offers a comfortable setting for families of pediatric patients. The living area converts into sleeping space at night for family members with children so ill that leaving the hospital for any reason is not an option, and also serves those who live too close to be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Our volunteers also support the family lounges at Penn State Children’s Hospital and a Hospitality Cart which offers refreshments, arts & crafts, personal items, and much more. All services are provided at no charge to pediatric patients and their families.