About Us

Our Mission

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Maine provides comfort for the families of pediatric patients and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of all children.


Our Vision

A world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their children’s care.


Our Programs

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Portland

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Ronald McDonald House

36 Private Guest Rooms & 24 Hour Staff or Volunteer on Duty

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Maine Medical Center Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

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Bangor

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Ronald McDonald House

14 Private Guest Rooms & 24 Hour Staff or Volunteer on Duty

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Through the strong network of RMHC Chapters around the world collectively, we are able to identify needs and carry out the RMHC mission locally. However, we cannot do it alone. We rely on our strong relationships with the medical community to provide access to health care. We rely on the RMHC Mission Partner, McDonald’s; including the corporation, owner/operators, suppliers and customers, as well as other important corporate partnerships. Additionally, we rely on strategic alliances with organizations that have the knowledge and infrastructure to extend our reach. Most of all, we rely on you – our donors, volunteers, staff and friends.


Our Impact

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Ronald McDonald House Programs

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2,428

nights of comfort provided in Bangor and Portland

215

families able to stay together during treatment

12

night average length of stay for guest families

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Family
Demographics

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16

counties were served by our Houses

4

families from out-of state utilized our services

51%

of families had a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Volunteers
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Supporters

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4,335

volunteer hours donated, helping support the mission

162

groups provided meals of love for our families

$119,457

value received from Wish List donations

In 2020, we had big goals and dreams for 2020 and had to adjust and pivot our priorities to this new reality. But we still had one goal in mind: provide the best possible support to families during their child’s medical journey.

As a team, we worked towards a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for reopening safely to new families while ensuring the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers. and other guest families. This last year has taught us so much, there isn’t enough space on this page to share it all. However, as we reflect on the impression 2020 and COVID-19 have left on each of us, we can share how proud we are of each other and our team here at RMHC Maine. We also could not be more grateful to our community for ensuring our mission could continue to be accomplished amidst unprecedented times.

Community Reports
2019
2018
2017
2016