Beth HowellAlthough the pandemic still challenges us, our look at 2021 proves that the resiliency and creativity among our families, volunteers, and staff kept us on track toward realizing our belief that all children deserve access to quality healthcare.

Not only do our programs enable equitable access to care, they allow families to spend more time with their children, interact with their doctors, and make important decisions about their care.

 Our Houses and partner hotels served 1,365 families, giving them 11,096 nights of rest in a safe, clean environment near the hospital. When children are hospitalized far from home, families face a daunting financial burden with mounting expenses. By staying with us, these families, 94% of whom cannot afford to contribute toward their stay, saved $3.3 million in out-of-pocket food, lodging, transportation, and other expenses. Just imagine their relief.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room, located at Scottish Rite — just steps from their child’s bedside, provided 1,314 families with meals provided by volunteers and a place to recharge so they can return to giving their child the best medicine of all — hugs, kisses and I love yous.

Our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile treated 1,306 children in under-served communities at 23 Atlanta Public and Fulton County schools, providing vaccinations to 520 children, in addition to 247 asthma visits. 

In 2021, compassionate volunteers donated nearly 1,000 meals, saving us more than $225,000. Our donors take our mission to heart and make hope possible.

 The future of Atlanta RMHC and the families we serve looks positive and bright because of all of you — donors, staff and volunteers. As we move forward boldly to meet the growing need, we thank you.

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Atlanta RMHC President & CEO