Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta is celebrating 34 yearsin the Edmonton community!
In 34 years, we have helped over 20,000families when they needed it most. We have grown through renovations, expansions, redecorating and more! At the end of the day, it has always been a home-away-from-home for families.
In December, 1983, Ken Solomon – who had lost a daughter to leukemia – announced that Edmontonians would build a 16-bedroom House for the families of sick children in the city for treatment. McDonald’s Canada pledged $250.000 to make this dream a reality and volunteers went into the community to raise the rest.
By the summer of 1984, a group of dedicated volunteers, members of the Edmonton Oilers & Edmonton Eskimos, media celebrities, and children broke ground on 107thStreet. Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House opened to families on August 15th, 1985. A lot has changed since 1985 – and you are welcome to see for yourself by taking a tour!
Thank you to everyone who has played a part in keeping the House open for so many families who needed it – and in keeping families together.
If you have ever stayed at, volunteered for, or worked at the House, we would love to hear from you – as we are collecting stories for our 35thanniversary next year!