Ronald McDonald House Charaties of Fort Lauderdale

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Basic Information

Address: 15 S.E 15th Street Fort Lauderdale Fl 33316
Phone Number: 954-828-1822
Fax Number: 954-828-1824
Director: Flora Nwalupue

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Providing temporary housing for children and their families, who are receiving treatment in the South Florida area L
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Sick children and their families
Ages for Volunteer: 16 years of age (with the accompaniment of an adult) , 18 (to volunteer unaccompanied)
Hours of Service: 8 a.m - 9 p.m
Minimum Hours Required: 3 hours
Days of Service: Monday thru Sunday
Mission Statement:

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in South Florida. Guiding us in our mission are our core values:
Focusing on the critical needs of children.
Celebrating the diversity of the programs we offer and the staff, volunteers and donors who make them possible.
Staying true to our heritage of 32 years of responsible stewardship.
Operating with accountability and transparency.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that when you change a child\\ s life, you change a family\\ s, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.
We strive to be part of the change and part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families by providing programs that strenghten families during their most difficult and challenging times.

Program History:

The Ronald McDonald House of Miami was the first in South Florida and opened its doors in August 17, 1982. The 31 bedroom facility is located on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Every year more than 500 families from all over the world stay at this facility. The second House opened in Fort Lauderdale on May 11, 2004. The facility features 16 private bedroom and common areas such as kitchen, dining room, library, indoor and outdoor play areas. It is located on the grounds of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Every year, more than 150 families use the services of this facility.