Ronald McDonald House reopens at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

The Ronald McDonald House at Phoenix Children’s Hospital has reopened its doors after major renovations to all 18 family bedrooms and common areas.

Bedroom adopted and decorated by Jones Lang LaSalle.

Bedroom adopted and decorated by Jones Lang LaSalle.

The House is nearly full with families whose children are undergoing vital medical care in Phoenix.

The $400,000 renovation of what is known as the Cambridge House, which was built in 2008, began in mid-February and was funded by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix with support from a number of generous in-kind donations as well as by organizations adopting each of the family bedrooms.

Costs for furnishings and other amenities were underwritten by the adopting organizations, which also provided volunteers for painting, decorations and installation.

“This major undertaking could not have happened without the support of a very generous community,” said RMHC Executive Director Nancy Roach.  “The families are moving back into a beautifully renovated building.”

The four-story Cambridge House’s common rooms, hallways, laundry room and manager’s apartment also were upgraded with new flooring and paint among other improvements. New furniture, donated by LaZBoy Furniture Galleries of Arizona, has been installed throughout the house.

Groups adopting rooms at the Cambridge House are: Ally’s Apartment, American Technologies, Inc., Ascend at ASU, The Carter Family, Children’s Cancer Network, Copper Point, Desert Sun Movers, James Gossen Family, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ted and Nancy Lewis, The Olmsted Family, Phoenix Ruff Ryders, Phoenix Tempe Marriott at the Buttes,The Purple Society, The Red Shoe Society, Solara Adjustable Patio Covers, USAA and Walmart Fleet Maintenance.

In 2015, the Cambridge House averaged 96 percent occupancy throughout the year with 440 family visits representing 5,581 room nights.  Since opening in 2008, families have spent more than 31,000 nights at the Cambridge House.

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix, visit www.rmhcphoenix.com.

 

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