Ronald McDonald House near University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital opened its doors on September 13, 1986 as the second Ronald McDonald House in Chicago.
The staff and volunteers of this 22 bedroom House are proud to have welcomed more than 7,700 families from across the world over the past 29 years, half of whom have returned to stay at the House many times, totaling almost 15,000 visits.
In 2007, the House was re-located and re-built to better serve its families.
Each bedroom has its own private bath, and the House offers parking and ample common areas for families to relax and make themselves feel right at home.
The House is just a short walk or shuttle away from the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
5444 S. Drexel Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 773.324.5437
Ronald McDonald Family Room in Comer Children’s Hospital
Our Family Room serves as a haven of respite and hospitality to families whose children are in treatment. Eight sleep rooms are located in the hospital for families of children receiving medical treatment as patients at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
The sleep rooms offer families individual spaces with a bed, private bath and space for personal belongings as well as laundry facilities, a fridge and coffee station. It provides a home-like atmosphere away from the stress of the hospital, allowing families a moment to rest and rejuvenate, so that they can face the stress of the hospital visit with renewed energy. Priority is given to families of children in critical care who need to be close to their child’s bedside.
In order to make this House a home, we have set up online gift registries. In the spirit of love, you can help fill the House with all of the items needed to provide comfort and care to the families of hospitalized children who stay with us.
The House is also always in need of wish list items to help provide a safe, clean, and relaxing environment. Please consider picking up a few items for the House next time you’re shopping or organize a ‘Wish List Drive’ with your organization or office to get others to join you!
Buy a custom engraved brick on the pathway to our beautiful House. Two different size options are offered and can be engraved to recognize your family, company, or loved one. Honor someone with a meaningful gift, or express words of comfort or inspiration to the families who stay with us. By purchasing a brick you help families find comfort, care, and a ‘home away from home’.
Large Brick – $500 Small Brick – $250
Contact Mardelle Gundlachwith any questions or to purchase your brick and customize your engraved message.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
1301 W. 22nd Street Suite 905 | Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone - 630.623.5300 | Fax - 630.623.0808
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