Community Impact

Ronald McDonald House Charities

About Event

Hoopis Group Charity Club cooked meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while being treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in November 2017, September 2018, and March 2019.

About The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s is conveniently located in the Streeterville neighborhood of downtown Chicago. At fifteen stories, it is the largest of the five Ronald McDonald Houses in the Chicagoland area. The first House in Chicago and second in the world opened in 1977 on Deming Place. The House moved to its current location in 2012 to support the needs of families whose children are receiving treatment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern Hospital pediatrics and other downtown pediatric clinics.

The House has 66 guest rooms, with private bathrooms and fully stocked linens, towels and toiletries. Each room can accommodate up to five family members. Our House offers the following to provide care and comfort to our families:

  • Shared comfortable living spaces on several floors.
  • Fun game rooms and children’s play areas.
  • Prepared meals provided by generous volunteers.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the house.
  • Laundry facilities with detergent.
  • Meditation room.
  • Rooftop healing garden and play area.
  • Library and computer/business center.

Our families have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities hosted by our volunteer groups.