We invite you to join us as we look at the beauty of TOGETHER, recognizing how a simple mission can have a profound impact on all the lives it touches and inspire a future full of promise — one with more families kept close and more joy celebrated.

In our 2018 Annual Report, we honor all things TOGETHER because it’s the heartbeat of who we are. From the families we help keep together to the partnerships invested in making our mission a reality, Atlanta RMHC is a testament to what can happen when people reach out and unite for a common cause.

From left: Aunt Veronica Morris, Mekala, Russell and mom Sonya Patterson from Midland, Georgia
From left: Aunt Veronica Morris, Mekala, Russell and mom Sonya Patterson from Midland, Georgia

In truth, Mekala needed her brother, Russell, too, which is why the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House remains so special to Sonya Patterson, who explains that her children needed to be together to completely heal. “He kept her mind off it. …

The Stones
Clockwise from left: Chloe, Katrina, Lyn, Katelyn and Rece Stone from Adel, Georgia

Sitting down together as a family for at least one meal a day is important to Katrina Stone. For this mom of three, it’s a seemingly small act that represents so much. “It’s just a time to see everyone and check in with them, to make sure everybody is OK before we move…

The Gonzalezes
From left: Older brother, Aaron, Luis, Danielle and Carter Gonzalez from Acworth, Georgia

Like most babies, Carter Gonzalez’s first birthday was marked with a cake and the joy from surrounding family and friends who’d gathered to celebrate. But his wasn’t a normal celebration and this wasn’t just any house. In fact, this marked …

The Mulligians
From left: Marian, Lillen, Sarah, Danny and Maryalice Mulligian from Cumming, Georgia

Sarah Mulligan had plans for her 20th summer. Spending time with family and friends, preparing for her junior year as an International Affairs major at North Georgia University, and just relaxing were all on the table. But that’s not how things played out.

Our 2018 Impact

The first Atlanta Ronald McDonald House opened in March 1979.
Since then, more than 56,000 families have been served by our programs.

Our Ronald McDonald
Houses

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

Our Ronald McDonald
Family Room

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Scottish Rite
The Ronald McDonald Family Room within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorder Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta — Scottish Rite
Family Room

Our Ronald McDonald
Care Mobile

Aaron and Alicia Johnson on Care Mobile
Aaron Johnson, 6, and his mom, Alicia Johnson, are big fans of our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, where Aaron receives asthma treatment.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides asthma care to students at Atlanta Public Schools.

Betty Lou
Chief Happiness Officer

Betty Lou, our Chief Happiness Officer, and a friend
Betty Lou, our Chief Happiness Officer, and a friend at our Ronald McDonald House near Egleston

The 2018 Annual Report


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Our Partners

Bob Ward (from left) and Bob Morrison
Bob Ward (from left) and Bob Morrison
  • Longtime volunteer and former Board Chair Bob Ward has been instrumental over the years in ensuring Atlanta RMHC’s growth and success.

  • In his time with Atlanta RMHC, Bob Morrison has worn many hats. From Board member to chair of the capital campaign that ultimately raised more than $16 million to build the Gatewood House, Morrison says seeing the good Atlanta RMHC does for so many families is inspiring.

From left: McDonald’s Owner/Operators John Tamasi and Tony Raffa
From left: McDonald’s Owner/Operators John Tamasi and Tony Raffa

As longtime McDonald’s Owner/Operators, Tony Raffa and John Tamasi know a thing or two about food service, but it’s another kind of serving where these two really shine. Over the years, Tony and John have worked with their colleagues in the Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Operators’ Association (GAMOA) to raise money and awareness for Atlanta RMHC. That support has resulted in thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars.

Our Volunteers and Staff

Allen Stegall

Allen Stegall says he was surprised to learn how many families Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities has helped through the years and is amazed at what can be accomplished when committed people come together for one cause.

Junior League of Atlanta

A committed partner with Atlanta RMHC, the Junior League of Atlanta (JLA) has provided thousands of volunteer hours, served hundreds of meals and donated generously over the years. As President, Carla Smith shares what she’s learned ….

Chris Marinac

Chris Marinac serves on the Board of Directors, but his time as a volunteer began before he had children. As a father, he realized the blessing of healthy children and imagined the heartache that pediatric illness and trauma brings to families.

Kimberly Nuckols

Beginning as a volunteer right out of college, Kimberly Nuckols has championed the Atlanta RHMC mission in every way ever since. As Vice President of Administration,  she continues to engage families just like she did during her first weeks.

Ways You Can Help

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities needs you. We rely on the community for 86 percent of our annual operations. Help transform lives. Give online or contact Marissa Greider, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at marissa.greider@armhc.org or 678-704-8088.

Last year, 17,046 volunteers provided nourishing meals and entertaining activities to our families at the Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Room. Learn how you can pitch in.

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See the impact of your support firsthand. To schedule a tour, contact Marissa Greider, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at marissa.greider@armhc.org or 678.704.8088.

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